HDSB WINTER 2022 SERIES
Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians

Sleep & Well Being

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Presenter: Toni Fried M.A.S.P., C. Psych., Psychologist

Description: We begin by discussing the importance of sleep in general and then focus on the impact of sleep on mood, behaviour and cognition. Finally, we will share general strategies for improving quantity and quality of sleep. Included will be information regarding current research and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep.

Neuro-inclusive Mental Health

Thursday, March 3 from 7 - 8 p.m.

Presenters: Stephanie Hiebert, Social Worker, Parent and Therapist at Bayridge Counselling Centre and Founder of Friends 4 Kindness, Access and Service Navigation (ASN) and Halton Support Services (HSS)

This session will offer information and support to families of children up to age 18 with developmental and neurodiverse needs within the HDSB. This interactive session will include information for parents/guardians on both mental health and developmental services within the community. Attendees will learn ways to support positive mental health/well-being within their families, how to get additional support at school and in the community, and how to access mental health and/or developmental services within Halton.

Diving Deeper into Anxiety

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Presenter: Peggy Webber and Brittany Parsons, Child & Youth Counsellors (CYCs)

Our outline includes Who Are We (CYCs), What is Anxiety (differentiating between normative and diagnosed, with the focus on normative), Signs and Symptoms, Strategies and Resources (linking back to the classroom teacher and to HDSB resources).

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