Manitoba education minister announces $1 million in psychological wellness supports – Winnipeg


The province is paying much more than $1 million in added training psychological wellness supports, Manitoba schooling minister Cliff Cullen declared Tuesday.

The funds will fund what the province is contacting a “continuum of mental-overall health supports for students, lecturers and personnel, together with $380,000 to the Canadian Mental Well being Association to supply assist to the education workforce, $40,000 to give SafeTalk coaching and means — based all over suicide prevention and intervention —  for 50 academics, and $150,000 tow pilot projects that have interaction area elders and understanding keepers in educational facilities.

Other funding will permit for enlargement of the Sources of Toughness software, as nicely as professional progress to handle extended-time period trauma related to the pandemic.

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“The impacts of the pandemic are far achieving and keep on to be a essential issue for educational institutions, families and communities as pupils return to university this tumble,” claimed Cullen.

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“These supports are in addition to the $2.5 million declared last year that was invested to guidance Manitoba students’ psychological wellness during COVID-19.”

Marion Cooper, CEO of the Canadian Psychological Wellness Affiliation, claimed the resources will enable to make and bolster student and faculty wellness.

“Through this more investment, we will operate in partnership with faculty and division leaders and stakeholders to co-layout customized psychological wellness sources that will be available to enrich the resilience and effectively-remaining of the personnel of the schooling system in Manitoba,” Cooper said.


The press celebration will come a day just before Manitoba pupils commence heading again to faculty Sept. 8.

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