Supporting Learning about Mental Health in Elementary Health and Physical Education

This webinar is intended for elementary educators. Together, in partnership with School Mental Health Ontario, this webinar will explore Mental Health Literacy in the context of Health and Physical Education.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the new Health and Physical Education (H&PE) elementary curriculum and specifically Mental Health Literacy as a health topic including how to implement and assess
  • Implement strategies to support mental health across the H&PE curriculum
  • Determine next steps and further sources of credible information on the H&PE and Mental Health


Andréanne Fleck Saito is a Registered Social Worker and Implementation Coach with School Mental Health Ontario, a provincial implementation team designed to support Ontario School Districts to enhance the mental health and well being for all students. Andréanne has acquired over 20 years of experience working in community, private, and school-based settings providing direct service and advocating for child and youth mental health.

Karen Trotter is the consultant for student health and well-being for the Conseil scolaire catholique Providence in southwestern Ontario. She has been teaching for 23 years, 18 of which have been dedicated to the delivery of the Health and Physical Education curriculum from JK to grade 12. She is an Ophea ambassador, a longtime member of the Safety and Injury Prevention Advisory Committee and of the OASPHE executive. She is passionate about the health and well-being of all students and staff and advocates strongly for quality daily physical education.

Note: The original webinar date was January 16, 2020.

recap blog post is available for this webinar.