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Alberta’s teachers are concerned about the well-being of children and youth, and understand that to educate children properly, their physical and mental health needs must be met. That’s why the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) and the Alberta Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are partnering to promote the mental health of children and youth.
The “Healthy Minds, Bright Futures” program aims to increase awareness of the mental health needs of children and to decrease the stigmatization often associated with mental illness.
The CMHA believes that a person cannot have good health without good mental health. Therefore, the CMHA works not only to support the needs of those living with mental illness but also to improve awareness of mental health.
CMHA is a national not-for-profit charitable organization with about 150 offices across Canada. In Alberta, CMHA has a provincial division office in Edmonton, the Centre for Suicide Prevention in Calgary, and eight regional offices (Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, Camrose, Red Deer, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge).
CMHA regional offices actively support the mental health needs of Albertans of all ages—in homes, schools, workplaces and communities across Alberta. For more information on CMHA, please refer to its website, www.cmha.ab.ca.
The Alberta Teachers’ Association, as the professional organization of teachers, promotes and advances public education, safeguards standards of professional practice and serves as the advocate for its members. It represents teaching professionals in Alberta’s public, separate and francophone school divisions.
Alberta’s teachers are committed to the well-being of the children and youth they serve. Teachers value the importance of public education in developing all children’s potential and gifts and enabling them to function effectively in school, work and life.
Global Television is dedicated to developing partnerships for building stronger communities. Audiences rely on Global Edmonton and Global Calgary for their local, national and international news and entertainment programming, and for the support of important initiatives that improve the lives of all Albertans.
Global Television is proud to partner with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association to build awareness of “Healthy Minds, Bright Futures,” the goal of which is to help parents, children, and the community understand and recognize the importance of student mental health.