Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health
North Vancouver School District

​​​​​​​​​​​​​SEL and Mental Health - In Schools and at Home

SEL_circle_final.jpgA continuum of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is integral to student well-being and development. The continuum includes an intentional focus on creating a sense of ​​ belonging for students, the teaching of social emotional skills, teaching mental health literacy and strategies, and an working towards an integrated approach to mental health with our community partners. Each area of SEL and Mental Health support is beneficial on its own, but the development of strategic action across the continuum provides a comprehensive focus and best meets the needs of all students.

Families and caregivers play an incredibly important role in the development of good SEL skills and positive mental health, and the more that schools and home can align their efforts, language, and strategies, the more our young people will benefit. Families are encouraged to communicate with their childrens teachers, and other school staff, about what they can be doing at home to reinforce skills being taught and modeled at school.

To learn more about SEL, and specifically, what it is, why we teach it, and how we teach it at the NVSD, please watch the short video 'Social Emotional Learning in NVSD.'

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Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health

2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K6 | 604-903-3777 604-903-3778 |
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