Brookwood School


Strong Families Series: Mental Health Awareness

April 12, 2021 - In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Parenting For The Future to present another FREE information session for local families.

In our upcoming Strong Families session, Jennie McLester of Alberta Health Services will offer families valuable information about mental health, how it influences our lives, our families and our communities, and how it differs from mental health disorders. She will also share practical tips for improving mental wellness, and highlight the various services and resources available to community members who are seeking help or wish to learn more.

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Time: 6:30-8pm
Location: Online Zoom Webinar / Discussion Group
Presenters: Jennie McLester (Alberta Health Services Youth Stabilization Program Supervisor)

Mental illness affects all people of all ages and backgrounds: either directly, or indirectly through the personal relationships we forge with others. In an average year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness - and as we all know, this has been anything but an average year. While maintaining good mental health is just as important as maintaining good physical health, and mental illnesses can be treated effectively, stigma against those living with mental illness still exists, and almost half of those who feel they have suffered from anxiety or depression have never sought professional help (Source: Canadian Mental Health Association).

For all these reasons and more, it is vital to raise awareness about the importance of mental health, focus on maintaining or improving our mental wellness, recognize possible signs of mental illness in ourselves and others, and know where to seek out help in our community. Interested? Join us for Strong Families: Mental Health Awareness.

Please register early to reserve your spot by visiting

For more information, please contact:
Vicky Mamczasz
Family Supports Facilitator