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Kindness - September 9, 2020

Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday! We took a bit of a break while we focused on the start of classes at our schools. Our plan for 2020-2021 is to share a weekly Wellness Wednesday message and resources for parents, with a specific focus for each month of the school year that will align with what our school teams are focusing on with students.

Our theme for September is “Kindness.” Kindness is an important component of setting up routines and expectations for our students. In addition to creating a safe and caring environment in our schools, focusing on acts of kindness can boost energy levels, ease anxiety, reduce stress, and create increased feelings of optimism and gratitude.

One of the ways many of us show kindness on a daily basis is by greeting other people - with a hug, a high five or a hello. Current social distancing recommendations have changed the ways we interact with each other and that can be frustrating. If you are looking for some ways that you can show kindness without contact, check out our Social Distance Greetings

September is also Suicide Prevention Month, with World Suicide Prevention Day taking place September 10th, and some of our schools may also be sharing information and resources with students in this area as well.

Here are some resources for parents and families focusing on these two areas:

Kindness Resources

  • Kindness Challenge
    This booklet from includes a kindness challenge, as well as colouring pages, writing prompts, and other kindness activities for you and your family to complete.

  • bKindly
    A social media app that allows you to share messages of kindness and encouragement with the people around you

  • Loving-Kindness Meditation
    Strengthen feelings of kindness and connection towards others with this 15 minute daily guided meditation exercise from Greater Good in Action.

Suicide Prevention Resources

Mindful Minutes

Our Mindful Minutes will continue in 2020-2021!

Follow us on Facebook @nlpsab to see a Mindful Minute each Wednesday presented by one of our SFSK Wellness Coaches. Each Mindful Minute focuses on a different mindfulness technique to share with your families!

We will be sharing the videos from previous weeks on our website. Check out our Mindful Minutes page to see our videos!

Additional Links and Resources

Don’t forget to check out the resources in the Mental Health section of our website. We are adding new links and resources on a weekly basis.