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Mental Health Week 2024

This week, LCS acknowledged the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week through a variety of activities in Chapel, Advisor meetings, House meetings, and during Lunch / Grove Time. 

Throughout the week, students engaged in discussions and activities focusing on Mental Health Awareness, strategies for encouraging positive mental health, and reminders about how to access support if they are struggling, including:
  • Presentation: The SICs of the Health Centre, Aidan ’24, Audrey ’24, Natalie ’24, and Roberta ’24 gave a talk in Chapel about resources available to our students on and off campus to take care of their mental health.
  • Nutrition information: In the Dining Hall, our students had the chance to hear health and nutrition tips from a dietician on the link between food and mental health.
  • Mugs for Hugs: Buy a mug and spread some cheer! Student volunteers sold Mugs for Hugs, with proceeds going to CMHA. The mugs also included treats and stickers with uplifting messages.
  • House time: Students spoke about mental wellness during house time before writing chalk messages outside of their houses to spread positivity.
  • Bouquets of gratitude: Venturing to our Northcote campus, our students crafted flower bouquets for CMHA staff and clients (Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge Branch). Each bouquet carries a message of compassion and encouragement, crafted with care by Memorial House students.
  • Meditation sessions: Ms. Harrop led a meditation session on Tuesday afternoon in the Dance Studio.
  • Calming colouring: Ms. Taylor and Ms. Blair facilitated a colouring session where students could select a colouring page to fill in at their leisure, helping them to calm their minds.
  • Dog cuddles: Ms. Fitzhenry and Mr. Vreugdenhil-Beauclerc supervised a dog cuddle session! Students stopped by the Dining Hall courtyard over the lunch hour to have a relaxing visit with some of their favourite campus dogs.
Resources are always available for students to process their thinking and address any questions they may have. We hope that this week's events provided an opportunity for our teens to engage in important conversations and learn a thing or two about caring for their mental wellbeing.
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