As the days become longer and the weather becomes nicer, remember to take some time to care for yourself by doing something you enjoy, which helps rejuvenate and relax you. Head over to our Virtual Calming Space for some ideas!
If you need some extra support, you can find some resources (including COVID-19 specific supports) on our Mental Health page.
We look forward to supporting one another's resiliency as we move toward warmer weather and sunshine filled days. 
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How are you taking care and staying connected with others these days? 
About WEP

The Wellness Empowerment Program (WEP) is a school-based mental health capacity building initiative which promotes positive mental health outcomes in children, youth, families, and individuals in the community. WEP began serving schools in Calgary in 2007, and we currently serve independent and charter schools, and select Calgary Board of Education schools. In 2018, WEP received additional funding to serve Tsuut’ina Nation and Stoney Education Authority.

The Wellness Empowerment Program’s wellness coaches work within schools and communities to provide a safe, caring, and welcoming space for students to enhance their knowledge and skills to support positive mental health. WEP’s work is aligned with the Alberta Education curriculum and is done in collaboration with teachers, students, and families. WEP also provides professional development for school staff, information sessions for parents, participates in community events, and throughout the summer provides community-based programs.

WEP supports positive mental health through:

• Raising awareness about mental health

• Increasing knowledge around what contributes to positive mental health outcomes

• Supporting students to build personal skills (such as self-care, self-regulation, identifying and        managing emotions, conflict resolution, etc.)

• Fostering positive community norms (such as support networks, physical safety, psychological       safety)

• Facilitating access to early intervention and treatment for students and families

• Increasing knowledge of and access to community resources and services.

 

WEP is a Renfrew Educational Services Program and is funded by Alberta Health Services.

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Evidence-Based Programs
 
WEP uses a variety of evidence-based programs to support the mental health, social and emotional learning, and skill development of the students and communities we work with. The programs we implement vary based on the unique needs, strengths, and resources of each school we support. Some of the programs we use include:
 

Wellness Empowerment Program (WEP)

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For immediate mental health support, contact a crisis support service: