Bear In Mind Day

Name of School:


Our school is considered:


In five words or less, describe your prototype

Mental health awareness day

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

How might we continue to foster a sense of belonging and community with our students, staff, and parents?

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

What will you try? 

Enhance our conference style Mental Health Awareness Day and collect data on efficacy
Opening Keynote –impactful speaker
Opportunities for 4 Workshops throughout the day – Mental Health Focus 
Expand Choice for students as to workshops they would like to attend; expand elementary inclusion
Utilize Stepping Stones to Mental Health programs in grade 4, 6 and 7.
School wide "Dare to Care" program. 

What will you keep your eye on; what will occur that will give you insight? 

Analyze Attendance Rates for Bear in Mind Day
Utilize feedback tools for students, presenters, teachers, parents  (I.e.: surveys, qualitative feedback)
Document frequency of mental health referrals from year to year and pre/post conference; CDA feedback
Document use of Breathing Room and Heart Math apps before and after conference
Seek parent feedback through school council regarding family access to mental health supports and student needs.

How will you document your results? 

Analyze feedback and use committee members to look for ways to increase buy in, participation, and cross-over of positive mental health strategies from conference workshops to daily life
Photo documentation; create a video storytelling document; local media sponsors and coverage; survey students to scan their knowledge of strategies to support positive mental health pre/post

What do you want to learn more about?

Impactful pre and post conference teaching strategies and resources to address anxiety and support positive mental health behaviours