We proudly launched this year’s anti- slur campaign on March 19th, 2017 during the 4th annual BCHS Mental Health Symposium . A big thanks especially goes out to the Bishop Carroll commuity for coming up with our phrases, Grade 12 executive Olivia Quinn for leading our project, Arlene Hufalar from the BCHS Photography club for taking photos for us, Spectrum alumni Sara for designing the posters, Mr. Audet for printing our posters, Mr. O’ Flaherty for approving our messages and Ms. Luong and Boppre for acting as club sponsors.
Here are the phrases that made it into our campaign this year.
What phrases and responses might you have added? Feel free to share this campaign with others, or add comments.
Our fabulous, student run event, involved 100 participants from four different schools in the Calgary area. Participants were encouraged to participate in a number of mental wellness activities including building gratitude baskets, sketching to the fabulous tunes of our very own Kate Stevens, making a button with the Spectrum Club and being the first to view the launch of the The BCHS 3rd Annual “WE DON’T SAY ” Campaign.
Our students were reminded that everyone experiences “Mental Health”, however at least 1/5 Canadians will experience Mental Illness in their lifetime.
One of our morning keynote speakers was Calgary teen Maggie Harder who was the original initiator of the Amazon Suicide Shirt Campaign which took place in January 2016. Maggie spoke to our students about the fact that language matters, and it’s important to stand up (in a positive and constructive way) for what you believe is important.
One of the innovative projects I am pleased to work on this year involves a collaboration between myself, another counselling colleague and our art teacher. BCHS Spectrum Club’s mission is to bring people together and spread a message of love … Continue reading →