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Mental Health: The Science of Anxiety

Type: Virtual School Program
Grades: 6, 7, 8
Duration: 30-45 minutes

Frequency: , times a day.
Price: Free for public school boards in Ontario; $150 for privately-funded or out-of-province schools
Language: English only

Schedule: 
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November 10, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
November 19, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
November 27, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

My heart is racing, my mouth is dry and my stomach is in knots! Don’t worry; everyone feels anxious sometimes. Explore what’s going on in our brains when we feel anxious, how it affects our bodies and why stress can sometimes be a good thing. This science presentation explains how our brains and bodies react to stress while introducing students to evidence-based coping strategies. Mental health applies to everyone—we can all take steps to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face each day!

This program supports Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

 

Sensory Considerations

Viewing real biological specimens

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