Classroom Mental Health Symposium: Strategies and Beyond

Educators are often faced with very unique and challenging issues in the classroom. At any given time, an educator will have students dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, anger/ aggression, anxiety, grief, depression, or self-harm - often these challenges are expressed as negative behaviour in the classroom. 

This workshop will help you to decode behaviours, understand the signs of common psychological issues, and empower you with the tools to help bring your students to a place of connection and safety. Educators will leave with a toolbox of strategies to help children who are struggling with relationships in the classroom, anxiety, emotional regulation, depression and attention- based issues. Connection, co-regulation, respectful communication and resilience are central themes in helping you to create a classroom that is inclusive, safe, and deeply accepting of all students. 

‘Classroom Mental Health’ is intended to help educators to create a psychologically safe environment for students, but please note, it is not intended to replace the vital work of a Mental Health Professional. 

Instructional Objectives: 

  • Discuss the role of attachment in creating safe classroom environments 
  • Explore how physical classroom environments (lighting, seating and decor) impact student success 
  • Identify common psychological issues experienced by students 
  • Connect “red flag behaviours” with deeper issues 
  • Create a toolbox of strategies to help children struggling with anxiety, regulation, depression, attentional - based issues and relationships 
  • Explore the Importance of Self-care for Educators

Follow-up Webinar (November 12, 2019)

Our live sessions are packed with the latest tools and strategies to help the students in your class thrive! We want to help you to create lasting changes...and one of the ways to do that is to follow up and give you a space to have your questions answered! Once you have had time to apply the strategies in a classroom context, we invite you to email with your questions and reflections. The instructor will answer your questions, provide further insight and give additional resources. Knowledge is powerful, let's BE the change for our youth.


Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West
10011 184 St NW
Edmonton AB

Date & Time:

October 22, 2019 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here