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Wellness Wednesday - June 3, 2020

Thank you to everyone who has participated in our learning opportunities, shared our social media posts and reached out to our schools for information and support. We encourage you to continue your conversations with your child’s teacher, school counsellor and school staff as we enter this final month of the school year. Now is a good time to discuss the supports that may be available over the summer months. While our schools will be closed, we may be able to connect you with other agencies that offer services during the summer. 

Here are this week’s Mental Health learning opportunities for parents and families:

Parent Presentations

This week’s presentation focuses on Self-Compassion. It is presented by Successful Families, Successful Kids Wellness Coach Melanie Fersovitch. This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, June 17. Self-Compassion

In case you missed last week’s presentation on Gratitude, here is the link. It will be available for viewing until Wednesday, June 10. Gratitude

quaranTEAM Connect

This week’s quaranTEAM Connect was created by Wellness Coach Brittney Streeter. Click HERE to watch with your family! This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, June 17.

Each week one of our Wellness Coaches will create a new quaranTEAM Connect video for families to watch together. Each video includes fun activities that promote mental wellness and connection. 

If you missed last week’s video you can watch it HERE. This video will be available for viewing until Wednesday, June 10.

Gratitude Chat

The theme of this week’s Wellness Chat will be “Tools for Stress and Anxiety.” Please join us on Google Meet tonight (Wednesday, June 3) from 6:30-7 p.m.!

Here is the link to join this week’s chat:

Mindful Minutes

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @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 the Super Hero Breaths video from last week!

Mental Health Links and Resources

Each week we will be sharing links to resources. Some will align with the week’s Parent Presentation or QuaranTEAM Connects videos. Others may focus on a different Mental Health topic. We will also be sharing printable resources created by our Mental Health team.

Here are this week’s links and resources:

  • Self-Compassion Test
    Find out how Self-Compassionate you are learn about some Self-Compassion practices you can try from Dr. Kristin Neff.

  • 5 Ways Being Thankful is Really Good for You
    An article from CBC Kids with examples of how being thankful can be beneficial.

  • Mindfulness 101
    A free course for adults from Brilliant Mindfulness that provides participants with a 15-20 minute mindfulness lesson each day for a week.

  • COVID-19 Online Mental Health Resources features links to Virtual Caregiver Sessions, Lunch & Learn Webinars, tips, resources, information sheets and videos focusing on the mental health of children, youth and families.

  • Family Connection Conversation Starters - Week Four
    Use these questions to connect at meals, after activities, and at any available window of opportunity. You can even cut them out and place them into a family connect jar!
  • Self-Care Weekly Challenges
    Challenge yourself and your family to rise from the status quo and make self-care a habit.

  • Bubble Breathing
    Bubble breathing is a calming strategy that helps children focus on their breath in a fun way. Don’t have any bubble solution at home? Try this Homemade Bubble Recipe.

  • Roll Into Relaxation
    Play this game to help practice muscle relaxation. Need dice? You can make one out of paper by using a downloadable and printable template like this one.

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.


We would love to get some feedback on the programming we have been offering. If you have watched one of our videos or taken part in a Wellness Chat we would appreciate it if you would fill out this short SURVEY to let us know what you think, what else you would like us to offer, and how we can improve.