On this page, you will be connected with resources that will help our school community grow together. Resources shared here aim to encourage a growth and shift in mindset and foster positive mental health and overall well-being. Thank you to Ms. Jayme Francis (GWSS Guidance Counsellor) for sharing these insightful and inspiring articles with us. These articles also appear in the weekly GWSS Principal's Blog.
June 20, 2021
We've Made It… You Are Doing a Good Job!
June 20, 2021
Resilience...It's a Mindset!
June 13, 2021
What if We… Don’t Return to School as Usual
June 6, 2021
May 30, 2021
Focusing on Building Resilience and Beating Pandemic Burnout
May 23, 2021
Self-Care & Mindfulness
May 9, 2021
Gratitude Attitude… Give it a Try!
May 2, 2021
The Way We Talk to Ourselves Matters!
April 25, 2021
There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing
April 11, 2021
Finding Relaxation and Calm in Difficult Times
April 4, 2021
Understanding the Impact of Stress and Power of Intentionally Choosing Gratitude
March 28, 2021
Season of Change and Growth
March 21, 2021
The Power of Resilience and Positive Mindset
March 14, 2021
A Year of Living with COVID-19
March 7, 2021
The Importance of Meaningful Connection
February 28, 2021
Pursuit of Wellbeing
February 21, 2021
The Value of Rest
February 14, 2021
February 7, 2021
Back to School 2.0
January 31, 2021
Reducing Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
January 24, 2021
You’re Doing a Good Job
January 17, 2021
January 10, 2021
Beginning 2021 with Realistic and Simple Intention
September 20, 2020
Tips to Support Your Child’s Mental Wellness and Prepare for the Start of the School Year
Heading back to school is always a time of transition, but this year the changes will be much more far-reaching for most of us. Not only are parents and students being asked to make sense of a whole new set of back-to-school rules: we’re also having to cope with high levels of uncertainty—the fact that there are still so many unknowns. Click here for some tips to support your child's mental wellness and prepare for the start of the school year.
The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens’ Emotional Well-Being
Back to school and return to routine can bring about a mixture of emotions in the best of times, never mind during a pandemic! Families are likely feeling this back to school season very differently indeed. It is important to acknowledge the impact on our mental health during this time of significant change and to focus on ways to be proactive to protect our well-being. Here are a few resources to help you and your students navigate this new normal together!