Some activities that will be included weekly in Mindful Mondays are: Yoga, Food and Mood, a Drama Production by To Be Determined theater company, Art Therapy and more! The idea is to help students work through and deal with any mental health and wellness problems they or their friends might have, and to help students by suggesting strategies for them to use to help cope with or prevent any problems they might have. Community members such as, Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, Mountain Equipment co-op, New Path and Bikram Yoga are a huge part of these weekly activities.
Mr. O'Brien of Central's student success program said, “This is a great opportunity for students to develop their ‘Mental Wealth’ and resiliency."
Participants will include Barrie Central's incredible staff and students each week. With health snacks and drinks available it’s said to be an amazing experience for all that attend. Students are already talking about it! One student said,“I’m really excited to learn all I can about Mental Health and the Yoga sounds like fun too!”
Katheryn Patterson Blair