All St. Clair Catholic secondary students will participate in a Youth Mental Wellbeing Virtual Conference to support youth voice and actively engage students in reviewing the 2020-2021 school climate data. The Board encourages students to share their unique ideas and suggestions for supporting student mental health and school climate moving forward. All UCC students will participate on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, and St. Patrick students will participate on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.
This conference will be led by youth themselves, including students who are involved with their schools’ Wellness Committees. Trends from the recent climate survey will be presented and explored together. The top three issues identified by students at each school will be examined. Ursuline College will focus on finding solutions to the following issues: 1) pressure to do well in school, 2) anxiety and fear, and 3) a lack of respect. St. Patrick’s students will work towards solutions to the following issues: 1) pressure to do well in school, 2) anxiety and fear, and 3) sadness.
Through the findings of this conference, the Board will be better able to assist and support student mental health and create more positive school environments, with a goal of making St. Clair Catholic schools even more inviting and enjoyable places in which to learn and grow!