Halton District School Board to host mental health information sessions

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Published April 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) will be hosting 15 Mental Health and Well-Being Information Sessions over the next few weeks for parents and guardians.

The sessions will be led by a mental health expert in that area and cover topics based on feedback from a survey that parents and guardians completed earlier this year.

Session topics will include healthy eating, body image, eating disorders, self-regulation and emotional well-being, substance use, vaping, online/video gaming, supporting children with learning disabilities, social isolation and connectedness for 2SLGBTQ+  youth, the impact of COVID-19 and racism for Black identifying families, staying engaged during online learning, anxiety and psychiatric medications.

They will also feature presenters including HDSB staff and mental health experts from local community organizations.

Limited spots are available so registration is required. Parents and guardians can register by completing the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions Registration Form.

Sessions will be held on Google Meet or Zoom and participants will be emailed an access link. They will not be recorded.

The first session will take place on Apr. 27 and others will be scheduled throughout the month of May.

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