"Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood."
Teen Stress Strategies
Empowering Westview's Wellness Journey
We want our students at Westview High School to realize their full potential, be able to cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to their communities. To help in this wellness journey the Westview Mental Health and Wellness Committee is committed to bring various events to campus for our students to allow them to de-stress and connect with their peers. We are also hoping to expand this committee to bring in speakers on mental health and wellness for our Westview Families and Staff.
Some events this committee has sponsored in the past include:
Therapy Dogs brought to campus once a quarter the week before finals
Games on the Plaza at lunch with Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Giant Bubbles and Cornhole
Class Field Days at lunch with football, soccer, beach volleyball, frisbee and Spikeball
Open Gym every Thursday at lunch for pickup games of basketball and volleyball
Stress Management Workshops for Parents
Please contact the Committee Chair, Christi Papworth if you would like to join this committee or have any ideas you would like to see brought to campus/the Westview community. We also need adult volunteers to make these events a reality, so please reach out if you are willing to volunteer - many activities take place during lunchtime for one hour. Let’s help bring in more wellness events to WHS!
Mental Health Resources
We all need help sometimes. You are not alone. It’s okay to not feel okay. We all feel sad, anxious, upset or angry sometimes. If you, your family or friends need resources or someone to talk to, please use these resources below: