Mental Health & Wellness

"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." (From MentalHealth.gov)

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:

  • Lunchtime games on the plaza - such as giant Jenga, Connect Four, Bubbles, Board/Card Games and Cornhole

  • Field days at lunch with football, sand volleyball, frisbee, soccer and other games

  • Therapy Dogs brought to campus for the students to pet, hug and hang out with

 

Please contact the Committee Chair, Christi Papworth, at cpapworth1@gmail.com 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: 

Back to School Mental Health Resources for Youth, Parents/Families and Teachers/Staff

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