Wellness Week 2019

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Wellness Week 2019

The HNMCS Jack.Org Wellness Team developed a plan for Wellness Week (January 21-25) that highlighted the importance of self-care and working towards living a balanced lifestyle. They created a wellness room that featured comfortable seating to relax, zen music and face masks, all which could be used during lunches.

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The week started by conquering “Blue Monday” with a Pyjama Dress Down Day. On Wednesday, as students walked into the school, they selected a compliment from the compliment bag, reminding them how wonderful they are. At lunch, we had a therapy dog visit as a stress relief. Thank you to Mrs. O’Brien for making this special event happen.

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On Thursday, students received a small bag of gummies, wrapped in the slogan, “You are Beary Much Appreciated”, to remind everyone that they have a place and are valued here at HNMCS. Bookending “Blue Monday,” on Friday students enjoyed a blue dress down day and participated in one of six different wellness activities, including: calming colouring, knitting, meditation and self care, yoga, dodgeball and board games. It was a great way to end the week as students had the chance to unwind and spend time together.

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On January 30, students and staff took part in Bell Let’s Talk Day and shared ideas about how to break the stigma attached to mental health issues.

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