Alberta Health Services
Community Education Service - FREE Mental wellness education and support
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Alberta Health Services Website: albertahealthservices.ca
Public Health Nurse - Brenda Hantos
West Jasper Place Public Health Centre, 9720 182 Street
Tel: 780-342-1234 Direct: 780-342-1289
Healthy School Calendars:
Curriculum Based Lesson Plans (Nutrition) - These lesson plans meet Alberta Education’s Health and Life Skills Curriculum Outcomes for Kindergarten to Grade 9.
Creating Healthy Eating Environments in Schools - These tools and resources support healthy food environments in schools and promote the implementation of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page2915.aspx
Additional manuals and toolkits to support healthy eating environments http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/nutrition/Page9597.aspx
Active for Life - This website provides information for parents and teachers to learn about the health and happiness of their children by providing expert advice, inspirational tips and activity ideas to ensure children get the recommended daily amount of physical activity. www.activeforlife.com/
ParticipACTION - ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. As a national not-for-profit organization solely dedicated to inspiring and supporting healthy and active living for Canadians, it works with its partners, which include sport, physical activity, recreation organizations, government and corporate sponsors, to inspire and support Canadians to move more. www.participaction.com
If teachers would like more information on these health topics or other health topics download the AHS Provincial Teacher Resources List (http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/school/csh/if-sch-csh-provincial-teacher-resource-list.pdf). The Provincial Teacher Resource List offers a variety of resources on different health topics that can be accessed across Alberta. There are two different categories of resources on this list, ‘Classroom Resources’ and ‘Supplementary Information’. The Classroom Resources can be used by the teacher in the classroom immediately and are applicable to teaching. Supplementary Information provides resources for teachers about a specific health topic.
Depression and Anxiety Self - Management for Teens
If you are having suicidal thoughts, talking to your friends about how you are feeling can help you feel supported. But it's important to talk to an adult you can trust (e.g., a parent, Elder, teacher, school counsellor, coach), they can help you figure out what steps to take to get the help you need.
If you are unsure who to talk to, help is available 24/7.
- Health Link: 811
- Mental Health Help Line: 1-877-303-2642
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1 -855 -242-3310
- Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
- Text CONNECT to 686868