On Friday, December 1st, people across New Brunswick will be celebrating Dots for Kids Day. This campaign is part of a grassroots movement that has been empowering youth, family and community to take positive actions in support of kids’ mental health since 2010.
As part of the Dots for Kids Day RING A BELL Campaign, students from kindergarten to grade eight will be learning about mental health in schools across the province from November 27th to December 1st through lesson plans & activities, a classroom video presentation, and a bell ringing event.
The goal of the RING A BELL Campaign is to raise awareness and inspire youth, their families, and communities to take positive actions in support of youth mental health. This year, we are asking for support from each of our province’s 49 elected members of the legislature and our 10 elected members of parliament by participating in a launch-day celebration on November 27th, 2017.
More specifically, the request is for all New Brunswick elected members to go to a local school in their constituency on November 27th and say a few words on this important issue to students and staff during the school’s morning announcements.
By taking part in this collaborative process, we are recognizing that the RING A BELL Campaign is a powerful example of the kind of social innovation necessary to break through the silence and stigma that often surrounds this issue.
The RING A BELL Campaign is possible through sponsorship from Bell Aliant and in-kind support from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
For more information on the campaign, visit our Dots NB program page. You may also contact our Dots NB project coordinator at .
As always, we are asking schools to register if they plan on taking part in the campaign. In this way, we can help coordinate visits from elected officials and provide additional support as needed. Registering also allows us to track which schools participate and bring our collective voices together.
Once you have registered, we will contact you with more information. You may also download and access the educator resources below for use in your classroom. Thank you for participating in this powerful community initiative!
Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or community member, you can find everything you need to participate by following the links below. New resources are added throughout the year, so be sure to check again periodically.