School Mental Health Grants
We are pleased to announce that the Suicide Prevention Community of Council will be providing mental health grants up to $1000 per school in 2017. This has been a popular program for engaging students in mental health awareness over the past two years. Please find attached the grant application form for 2017. Similar to previous years, we are asking the mental health leads for each school board facilitate the process for engaging interested schools.
The SBMH Grant Review Committee will utilize the following criteria when deciding upon grant funding: promotes mental health awareness, breaks stigma around mental illness and mental health problems, builds capacity, promotes help seeking behaviour and resilience, and advances the Hamilton Suicide Prevention Strategy – SPCCH.
In addition to submitting a grant application, participating schools will be asked to provide a one to two paragraph summary of the outcomes achieved so we can help profile and share project information on our website. Participating schools will also be invited to participate in a half day Youth Leading Youth conference to be held in November, 2017.
The SBMH Grant Review Committee will meet in early March. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
Glendale BearsCare Wellness Initiative
We are proud to present this video created by participants of the 2016 grant program
2016 Grant Winners:
|Academie Catholique Mere – Teresa (ACMT)||Suicide Talk/Safe Talk Training|
|St. Jean de Brebeuf||Culture Fest|
|St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary||Do The Right Thing|
|Bishop Ryan||Around the World at BR|
|Cardinal Newman||Up with the Beats, Down with the Stress|
|St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary||Mental Well-Being Awareness Month and Family MeWe Night|
|Hamilton Disctrict Christian High School||HDCH Let’s Talk Week|
|Saltfleet District High School||TACO Bout Mental Well-Being at Saltfleet|
|Westdale Secondary School||Wellness Wednesdays|
|Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School||Positive Space and Games Lunchroom|
|Glendale Secondary||BearsCare: Mental Health and Wellness Campaign|