Mental Health and Well-Being
At the Peel District School Board, we are committed to the mental health and well-being, safety and success of all students.
What is mental health? It is more than just the absence of illness. Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community (World Health Organization). Mental health is just as important as our physical health when it comes to success at school, work, in relationships and our personal lives.
First Nations teachings remind us that well-being is derived from a state of balance among the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of our self.
Our team approach
Ensuring positive mental health and responding to mental health concerns are shared responsibilities of students, parents, community partners and all staff. Collaborating with each other, while respecting and valuing our diverse identities is the key to making a difference.
Our schools, teachers and administrators aim to help every student develop healthy relationships, make good choices and provide support inside and outside the classroom. We do all we can to ensure students are cared for including care for their mental health.
With these beliefs in mind, we encourage all parents and educators to come together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and to reach out for supportive conversations when they find themselves concerned about a student.
We ask for your support to join us in standing up for our students.