The RISE Committee at St. Joseph Scollard Hall is a student advisory committee that organizes school-based events and activities that promote positive mental health.

The group consists of students from all secondary grade levels as well as one grade eight representative, who developed a strategic plan for the next three years based on four pillars: Resources, Intervention, Safe Space and Education (RISE).

As information about the COVID-19 pandemic continued to evolve, the group continued to share positive messages and resources about maintaining personal well-being. They met weekly with members of the Nipissing-Parry Sound Community Mental Health Team to develop strategies, campaigns, and contests for students to feel connected to their school community, while remaining physically apart.

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Sharon McMillan
Author: Sharon McMillan