WEP stands for the Wellness Empowerment Program. We are a mental health project that has been working in Calgary schools and communities since 2008. Our success coaches work with students, teachers, and parents to teach them about positive mental health. The coaches work in classrooms, consult with teachers and administration, run school-wide events for students, and also hold parent sessions. We offer workshops, information and resources to youth, school staff, and families on topics such as:
Academic and life balance
Social Emotional Learning
Coping with stress
Culturally-sensitive sexual health education
And lots more!
WEP is a Renfrew Educational Services program and is funded by Alberta Health Services.
1/5 people in Canada have a mental illness; 5/5 people have mental health.
Mental health is about balancing the different aspects of our lives, and coping well with stressors such as conflict, difficult emotions, and loss.
It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth experience a mental illness. (CMHA)
Our work focuses on building capacity in schools and communities to promote positive mental health and prevent the development of mental illness.
Wellness Empowerment Program (WEP)