The MHCB program operates with the understanding that wellness is for everyone.
MHCB is a Mental Health Capacity Building project that operates in three schools in Strathcona County. MHCB Success Coaches promote a culture of positive mental health and healthy relationships in schools. The main focus of MHCB is to enhance current school efforts in promoting mental health and healthy relationships. In order to do this, MHCB works collaboratively with students, parents, and schools.
How MHCB works with students:
- Co-facilitating mental health/healthy relationship lessons with teachers, activities, and events
- Facilitating connections to community resources
- Mentoring/empowering students in areas of mental health/healthy relationships
How MHCB works with parents:
- Connecting parents with community resources and presentations on topics like conflict, suicide awareness, and social media
- Developing resources for parents that complement the mental health/healthy relationship topics that students are covering in school
How MHCB works with school staff:
- Planning ways to incorporate mental health themes into school curriculum and existing activities/events
- Assisting and mentoring staff with delivering various mental health/healthy relationship lessons
- Working with the school staff to provide mental health supports to students/parents (family events, clubs, resources on school website, etc.)
- Connecting school staff with community resources for presentations, events, professional development, student services, etc.
How MHCB engages the community:
- Outreach to non-project schools when time
- Collaborating on community events
- Organizing community presentations