WellAhead is a philanthropic initiative that aims to improve child and youth mental health by integrating social and emotional wellbeing into K-12 education. Upcoming webinars feature topics that will be of interest to those supporting student mental health and well-being in schools.
Social Labs 201: The messiness of labs and how to deal
Co-presenter: Jerry Koh (MaRS Solutions Lab)
Presented on Date: April 13, 2017
Over the past few years, interest in the social labs model as a way to address complex social challenges has grown significantly. Drawing on experience in applying this model to WellAhead and other issues, this webinar will explore the pitfalls and challenges of the lab approach, mistakes to avoid, and common success factors. Participants will be invited to contribute to the discussion and build upon the knowledge being shared.
Leadership for Wellbeing in Schools
Co-presenter: Dr. Kathy Short (School Mental Health ASSIST)
Presensted on April 19, 2017
- Leadership for Wellbeing in Schools slides
- Leadership for Wellbeing in Schools full recording (password: ApjsaZd8)
So many well-being initiatives in schools come and go, without the chance to ‘stick’ and reach more students, classrooms, and schools. Drawing on research evidence, and experience with implementation related to Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, this webinar will offer insights on how to best optimize leadership in change processes in order to promote positive impacts on student wellbeing that can be sustained over time.
Register for Leadership for Well-being in Schools
We’ll be offering two more webinars in May:
- Educator engagement for practice change with Linda Kaser and Judy Halbert
- Communicating the importance of social and emotional wellbeing in schools with Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl
You can also check out wellahead.ca for more resources, blogs and updates!