The WRDSB has partnered with the WCDSB (Catholic Board), Lutherwood, KW Counselling and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHC) to create a poster or series of posters that promote mental well- being. These posters will be displayed in elementary and secondary schools in our Region, as well as in social service organizations and potentially common community places.
Invitation to Design a Poster
We are inviting students to design a poster that promotes the following messages:
- Positive mental health and well-being apply to all of us (messages that are applicable to all students from JK-Grade 12)
- Talking about mental health and getting help breaks down barriers and stigma re: mental illness
- If a student is in crisis, contact Here 24/7 at 1 844 437 3247 or the Kids Help Phone 1 800 668 6868
- The following apps can be incorporated into the poster: BeSafe, MindyourMind, Always There, MindShift, Virtual Hope Box but we can also add these to a bottom banner.
Please use images/concepts that will not be soon outdated, and use images, colours, graphics that are bold and catch one’s attention.
Please submit your artwork by November 18, 2016 to the WRDSB Mental Health Lead Barbara_Ward@WRDSB.on.ca.
Contact Barbara Ward at 519.570.0003 x 4558 if there are any questions.
Submissions can either be in hard or electronic copy, whatever the original is in. Your school Administrator can help provide access to scanners and inter-office Board mail service if needed.