b'Mental Health is not just the absence of mental disorder, it is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to WRHA mental health promotion staffmake a contribution to supporting mental health promotion teams in all LRSD schools. her or his community.World Health Organization, 2014To continue improving the mental health and well-being of those in our school communities, LRSD Student Support Services staff have partnered with WRHA Mental Health Promotion Team members to support all schools as they engage in systemic mental health promotion planning.This includes learning about the Six Ways to Well-being as3part of the WRHA Well-being online resource guide.The hope for our entire LRSD community is to have everyone know what well-being is, what impacts itINDEPENDENCEpositively and negatively and have strategies to improve the well-becoming of themselves and others, said Lawrie.To accomplish the goal of LRSD-wide mental health promotion planning, LRSD collaborated with the WRHA Mental Health Promotion Team to develop a simplified Mental Health Promotion Planning Guide based on theFree will is cultivatedPan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health Positive Mental Health Toolkit. In 2018-2019, all schools participatedby responsibility soin division-wide training sessions for mental health promotion planning.that the child can say,The feedback received from each school has been veryI have the power to positive and many found it helpful to identify areas of development as this assisted them in becoming moremake decisions. *aware, focused and able to determine next steps,said Lawrie.34 *Principles of the Circle of Courage: From Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future by Larry Brendtro, 35 Martin Brokenleg, and Steve Van Bockern'