We can’t educate children properly if their physical and mental health needs aren’t meant. That’s why the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Alberta Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Global Television have partnered to keep mental health top of mind in the classroom.


Mental Health Week and Hats On!

Every year CMHA dedicates a week in May to raise the awareness of Mental Health. This year Mental Health Week will run May 6-10, and Hats On! for Mental Health Day will take place on May 8. Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Participating schools will relax their hat rules and encourage students and teachers to build understanding by wearing hats to school. Students will also participate in a coordinated lesson on understanding mental health and the importance of removing the stigma associated with mental illnesses.  

Mental health help

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-303-2642


  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Alberta Teachers' Association
  • Global Television