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TCDSB Stop the Stigma 

Student Mental Health & Wellness Symposium


Event: Stop the Stigma Mental Health and Well-Being Student Symposiums (Elementary and Secondary)
Guest Presenter: Asante Haughton​
Location: YouTube Live
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022 

Times: 
​Grades 9 to 12 ​10:15 - 11:15 AM
Grades 7 to 8 ​1:00 - 2:0​0 PM 

Photo of guest speaker Asante Haughton, which shows him looking at the camera with his left hand propped thoughtfully yet casually against his chin.
The TCDSB Elementary and Secondary Stop the Stigma Mental Health and Well-Being Student Symposium is going VIRTUAL again this year!

As always, we have an amazing speaker booked to inspire and motivate students to consider their mental health and how they can strengthen their relationships with others.

This year's theme is The Power of Community.
​Now more than ever, the importance of connection to build community and help hold each other up, can have a huge impact on our mental health. Guest presenter, Asante Haughton, passionate about social justice and equity, is a national award-winning mental health advocate dedicated to endeavours aimed at building stronger communities. He is a peer worker, poet, thinker, and speaker who believes in people, global inter-connectivity, and positive personal change.

Use the hashtag #TCDSBStopTheStigma and tag @TCDSB with any Stop The Stigma-related posts on social media.

Note: A viewing link and Educator Package will be sent to all teachers who register their classes for this event.

Student Mental Health Showcase



How do I take care of my Mental Health and support the Mental Health of others?


During Stop the Stigma week from April 4th - 8th, we are having conversations across the board about Mental Health and reflecting on the importance of strong, supportive communities. As a way to showcase and share all the ways we can take care of our own mental health and support each other, we are seeking student reflections on the above question between now and May 6th, and would like to invite you to consider submitting a representation of artwork, poetry, photography, writing, video (2 minutes max.), spoken word, rap, etc. to this central TCDSB showcase!

How to Submit: All students must submit their contribution to this showcase through their TCDSB email and/or Google account and include their name and school. Upload your submission to your TCDSB Google drive and ensure viewing access is granted. Send the submission link and Parent Consent Form via email to: Gina Vincent (gina.vincent@tcdsb.org or vinceng@tcdsb.ca).

All submissions will be entered into a draw and a gift card will be awarded to each of the names drawn.

Contacts: 
Cristina Dalimonte - cristina.dalimonte@tcdsb.org
Melisa Hanlon - melissa.hanlon@tcdsb.org
Gina Vincent - gina.vincent@tcdsb.org
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Stop the Stigma graphic with a lot of words related to Mental Health and support in various shades of green, and in various font sizes, arranged as a text collage in the shape of a green heart. 

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