Youth Mental Health Symposium

A recent mental health event made students feel seen and it showed them they’re not alone in their struggles.

That’s what Grade 11 student Kellyanne Mangali said of the May 30 symposium organized by Wellington Catholic District School Board student senators.

About 60 students in Grades 9 through 12 from Our Lady of Lourdes, Bishop Macdonell, St. James and St. John Bosco Catholic high schools went to the symposium at the Catholic Education Centre.

The students spent the morning attending workshops led by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Grove Hubs Wellington Guelph and school social workers.

Workshop topics included relationships and boundary setting, negative and positive impacts of social media, academic stress, and perfectionism and anxiety.

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