Wellbeing & Flourishing Forever
A Mental Health in Schools Pilot Project Partnership
Innovative School & Community Partnership
The Project began December 2022 and will continue through to December 2024.
Working Together - We all have a role to play
Understanding and promoting positive mental health in schools is a shared responsibility of parents, educators and community partners. Physically and emotionally healthy students are more likely to be successful in school and in life. ~ Alberta Education
Mental Health in Schools Pilot
PARTNERS OF THE PILOT PROJECT
Ian Gray: Superintendent, Aurora Academic Charter School
Catherine Jevic: President, Sherbrooke Community League
Dr. Paul Wozny: Research and Grant Manager, Aurora Academic Charter School
Aaron Block, M.Ed., R.Psych: Educational Psychologist, Block Psychological Solutions
Lana Nogue: Education Consultant, Ignite Inclusive Solutions
A Little More about Aaron Block
A Little More about Lana Nogue
Authentic School - Family - Community Partnership
The Wellbeing & Flourishing Forever Pilot Project Team Presents at Sherbrooke Community League Meeting
Flourishing Life Questionnaire
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 at Aurora Academic Charter School have the opportunity to take part in a mental health and wellness survey as an initial part of the Wellness & Flourishing Life Pilot Project. The questionnaire, developed by Dr. Wayne Hammond, will be administered by teachers in April. The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify and understand the unique strengths and character traits that contribute to the resilience and positive well-being of youth in our communities.
In particular, the Flourishing Life Questionnaire will gather information about how students understand and draw upon their strengths, capacities, and innate protective factors - like their sense of confidence, desire to achieve, ability to thrive and develop positive relationships with adults in their families, school and community. Understanding how students perceive their strengths plays an important role in schools being able to engage students in meaningful ways that support a positive learning experience where they feel valued, safe and inspired to experience academic success.
Long Term Sustainability
Impact on Students, Staff, Families and Community Members
Information will be gathered to determine baseline mental health and wellbeing to help guide the efficacy of interventions, along with the implementation of collaborative structures, processes and services to support ALL students, staff and families well beyond the tenure of the pilot project, thus creating long-term sustainability.