Healthy schools – also known as health-promoting schools – work with partners from the health and education sectors, and with those from the broader community, including parents, to support students to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. (Healthy Schools BC)
Great links for more information
Helping Schools – Helpful list of local services dealing with everything from vaping to mental health.
Brand Name Food List – Up-to-date information for food sales allowed in schools, on all foods that are sold prepared, from PC brands to Timmy’s.
Action schools – All SD62 elementary schools are Action Schools. Great ideas and activities for supporting healthy, active living in your school.
Beyond the Talk – A sexual health information and education program that provides youth with factual and current information about sex and sexuality including birth control, sexually transmitted infections, sexual decision making, pregnancy, and bodies in a non-judgmental, sex-positive, pro-choice, and inclusive way.
McCreary Centre Society– a non-government not-for-profit committed to improving the health of BC youth through research, education and community-based projects.
Kelty Mental Health Centre – A series of free educational events open to anyone in BC. The aim is to provide learning opportunities on key mental health and substance use topics, and host a forum where people can engage in dialogue with experts and persons with lived experience.
Transitions – provides first-year students with information on topics including time management, relationships, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions.
Confident Parents: Thriving Kids – Thriving Kids is a family-focused phone-based coaching service effective in reducing mild to moderate behavioural problems and promoting healthy child development in children ages 3-12.
Health Related Print Resources
The following are practical tips and resources that may be helpful. They have been produced by a variety of credible organizations such as Island Health and BC Health.