04 Oct Wellness Walls in Schools Help Kids Talk About Mental Health
Wellness Walls are going up in every school across Niagara to provide a safe space for kids to talk, take-action and support fellow students about their mental health. Students from JK to grade 12 can put anonymous messages about how they’re feeling on a post-it note on the Wall. Some are from kids who have had the same experience and share their coping skills. Others are encouraged to send good vibes with notes of support.
The Wellness Walls are partnership between Pathstone Mental Health and the two school boards in Niagara. Andrea Bozza, the mental health lead at the Niagara Catholic District School Board, says it’s no surprise that more children are experiencing high levels of anxiety caused by the pandemic.