Edmonton Catholic Schools is committed to providing an inclusive, welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and Catholic environment that promotes well-being of all and fosters community support for achieving this goal. Promoting positive mental health in schools is a shared responsibility of parents, educators, and community partners.
For parents requiring support, 211 is a helpline and website that provides information on and referrals to Alberta’s community, social, health-related and government services. The vision for 211 Alberta is to be the primary source of information and gateway to human services for individuals and planners.
For direct suicide support in Edmonton, you can call 780-482-HELP (4357) where you will be connected with a CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association: Edmonton).
ECSD Mental Health Strategic Plan
A proactive approach to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students is critical in schools returning for 2021 - 2022 and it is important to minimize the adverse mental health impact on children and youth. It can be anticipated that some children and youth may experience increased stress, anxiety, social hesitancy, or lack of confidence in their return back to school, as a result of the time away from the school. A key priority is creating learning environments where every student feels safe and supported. It is important to promote positive mental health and recognize how students may be experiencing increased social, mental, and emotional distress associated with COVID-19. ECSD has developed a Mental Health Strategic Plan for the 2021-2022 school year to support our students.