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Students in the Winnipeg School Division continually have more and more access to wellness supports as the division focuses on fostering ‘healthy minds.’

Mental health struggles aren’t unique to adulthood, so it makes sense that schools in Winnipeg are providing students with more and more mental health supports every year.

Recently, Winnipeg School Division (WSD) teachers, administrators and school psychologists were trained in a new “self-regulation” curriculum that student services consultant Jón Olafson said will help kids better understand how stress affects them, and how to manage it properly.

The renowned “Dr. Shanker Self-Reg” method, he explained, is a “framework of understanding” that recognizes the science behind stress and reframes it through self-regulation.

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