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Piece of Mind Workshops

SUICIDE AWARENESS

Target Audience: Grade 9
Complementary Classes in BC: English, Active Health and Planning


Through this interactive presentation, students gain an awareness of warning signs, risk factors and feelings of suicide. Students also develop the skills to help someone who may be suicidal or experiencing a crisis. This workshop gives students a safe environment to talk and learn about suicide through a video and activities and practice effective communication skills.


MANAGING YOUR STRESS

Target Audience: Senior High School Students
Complementary Classes in BC: Planning 11/12


A fun and insightful presentation aimed at helping senior high school students recognize stress levels and gain effective stress management and coping skills. Time management, organization and assertiveness are just some of the skills students gain through this workshop. These skills are essential in managing and coping with everyday stress, as well as added stress during exams, final projects and beginning life after high school.


STRESS SENSE (FOR ESL CLASSES)

Target Audience: ESL Levels 3 and 4
Complementary Classes in BC: ESL


An interactive presentation designed to create a safe place for students to recognize and talk about their stressors, and how they can manage stress in their lives. Students also learn about depression and how extreme stressors can be risk factors for suicide. The session is wrapped up with an activity on how to help a friend who may be in crisis. This workshop is specifically designed for ESL students and creates safe learning opportunities through innovative activities that engage students by working in small groups, defining new vocabulary and participating in group discussions.


TEEN RELATIONSHIP ABUSE PREVENTION (TRAP)

Target Audience: Grade 8
Complementary Classes in BC: Active Health, Planning and CAPP


The TRAP workshop creates awareness of healthy and unhealthy relationships. Students learn about relationship abuse and gain skills to recognize an unhealthy relationship. Students also learn how to help someone who may be in an unhealthy relationship. In this workshop, a safe environment is created for students to discuss this sensitive topic through the use of group discussions, video and small group activities.


HOW TO LISTEN, HOW TO HELP (COMMUNICATION SKILLS)

Target Audience: Grade 8
Complementary Classes in BC: Active Health, Planning and Leadership


This workshop equips students with basic helping and communication skills. Through activities, interactive discussions, and role-plays, students learn and practice effective communication skills, active listening, assertiveness, and how to be supportive.


FINANCIAL LITERACY

Target Audience: Grades 11 and 12
Complementary Classes: Human Services Career Prep


Financial management is an important life skill. This interactive workshop helps students reflect upon their own financial habits and introduces key effective ideas to financial management. These hands-on strategies help prime students for healthy spending and saving practices as they enter adulthood.


MIRROR-IMAGE (SELF-IMAGE)

Target Audience: Grade 8
Complementary Classes in BC: Active Health, Planning and Leadership


The focus of this workshop is to introduce students to the topic of self-image, as well as the concept of a healthy body-image. The workshop encourages discussion on strategies to improve self-esteem to counteract the effects of media. It also explores the influence of the media and teaches students to critically examine the messages they receive on a daily basis. Students come away empowered and equipped with tools to feel positive about themselves.


EMPLOYMENT LAW 101

Target Audience: Senior High School Students
Complementary Classes in BC: Planning 11/12


Students gain a basic understanding of employment law in BC. This workshop allows students to test their basic employment law knowledge and to explore employee and employer rights and responsibilities. This is especially important when students begin to seek employment and enter the work force for the first time. The combination of small and large group activities creates a unique space for students to learn and talk about their employment related experiences. Law 12 classes are able to examine relevant case studies.