Mental Health and Culture Building


We believe that when students feel safe and settled in their lives they have the ability to learn with ease. Through out the year our staff and students plan various opportunities for students to grow in their wellness. This page is dedicated to explaining some of the programming as well as informational items.

Wellness, which refers to the state of being in good health, both physically and mentally, is essential for students. Students are often under a great deal of stress, whether it be from academic pressure, social challenges, or other personal struggles. Incorporating wellness practices into their daily routines can help them manage stress and improve their overall health and well-being. Here are some reasons why wellness is important for students:

  1. Better Academic Performance
    1. Students who prioritize their physical and mental health tend to perform better academically. By engaging in activities like regular exercise, healthy eating, and meditation, students can improve their focus, concentration, and memory retention. This can lead to better academic performance and overall success in school.
  1. Improved Mental Health
    1. High School can be a stressful time for students, and prioritizing wellness can help them manage that stress. Engaging in practices like mindfulness, yoga, and therapy can help students reduce anxiety and depression symptoms, improve their mood, and increase their overall sense of well-being.
  1. Increased Energy and Stamina
    1. Wellness practices like regular exercise, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep can help students feel more energized and have more stamina throughout the day. This can lead to improved performance in academics, extracurricular activities, and work.
  1. Better Time Management
    1. Incorporating wellness practices into their daily routines can help students better manage their time. By prioritizing activities like exercise and healthy eating, students can learn to better manage their time and prioritize their daily tasks. This can help them become more productive and efficient in their academic and personal lives.
  1. Improved Relationships
    1. Wellness practices can also help students build better relationships with others. By prioritizing self-care and mental health, students can better understand their own emotions and be more empathetic and understanding towards others. This can lead to stronger relationships with friends, family, and classmates.

For more information on Guidance Counsellor and Learning Support, please click their pages.

Class Connect Wellness Sessions

Our class presentations are held largely by RVS employees. The presentations will always be communicated out ahead of time. All presentations are optional for students to attend.

november wellness sessions
Dec wellness links
jan/feb wellness links
march 6 wellness event information

Connect Class and Student Advisor

Connect Class occurs every Wednesday at 9:30 am. This is where students meet weekly to connect to their teachers and classmates. We have mental health speakers, class announcements, celebrations, administration, school assemblies, and more during this time. Students who do not attend this class will feel disconnected from school. This is where a large portion of cultural connection occurs.  

The teacher is also the student's advisor.  Any questions they may have about the school are to be filtered to them.  

Airdrie Supports:


Cochrane Supports:


Chestermere Supports


General Supports

  • ConnectTeen:
    • Phone: 403-264-8336 (24hrs)
    • Text: 587-333-2724 (Evenings/Weekends)
  • Distress Centre:
  • Kid's Help Phone:
    • 1-800-668-6868 (24hrs, bilingual)
    • Text: Send CONNECT to 686868 (24 hrs)
  • LGBTQ Youth Line:
    • Phone: 1-800-268-9688 (24 hrs)
    • Text: 45645 (4pm-Midnight)
  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line:
    • Phone: 1-866-925-4419 (24hrs)
  • Alberta Health Services
    • Health Link: 8-1-1- or 1-866-408-5465
    • AHS Mental Health Helpline: 1.877.303.2642
  • Suicide Prevention Line
    • Phone: 1-833-456-4566 (24 hrs)
    • Text: 647-694-4275 (4pm-9:30pm)
  • Togetherall:

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.