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School District 58 Nicola-Similkameen has received funding to continue its work in the area of mental health.

Just over $30,000 is heading to the district, Superintendent Steve McNiven spoke to the work the district hopes to accomplish.

“The team will be putting together a plan that will reach further down into grade four, five and eight curriculums,” said McNiven.

The focus will hit on six keys;

  • Stigma
  • Understanding health and illness
  • Specific illnesses
  • Experiences
  • Seeking help
  • Importance of positive mental health

The district also received approximately the same amount of money last year.

“We have been really pleased with the work that the social-emotional learning team has been doing with mental health literacy,” added McNiven.

Last years funds also went to the implementation of curriculum for grades seven, nine and ten.


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