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HIGHFIVEAqualitystandardforchildrenssportandrecreationFoundedbyParksandRecreationOntario10Trend2MentalHealth1in5Canadianchildrenaresueringromamentalhealthdisorder.Dr.StanleyKutcherSunLieFinancialChairinAdolescentMentalHealthDalhousieUniversityandtheIWKHealthCentreHealthcareQuarterly2011Itisestimatedthatmorethan800000CanadianchildrenexperiencementalhealthdisorderssuchasanxietyAttentionDecitHyperactivityDisorderADHDanddepression.Theseconditionscancausesignicantsymptomsandimpairedunctioningathomeatschoolandinthecommunity.HIGHFIVEhasalwaysbeenocusedonnurturingkidsemotionalhealthandallHIGHFIVEtrainingisbasedontheprinciplesohealthychilddevelopment.DuringthepastewyearsHIGHFIVEhasputmoreemphasisonsupportingrontlineleadersandcoachesaroundchildrensmentalhealth.Manyotheseleadersareyoungandlackexperiencewhendealingwithchildrenwithsuchchallenges.HIGHFIVEtooknoteothisgapandcreatedanonlinemoduleandresourcetopositivelyinfuencechildrensmentalhealth.HealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenisspecicallyaimedatthoseworkingdirectlywithchildreninsportandrecreation.DevelopedwithexpertiseromDr.StanleyKutcherandDr.WayneHammondResiliencyInitiativesthisnewtrainingoersengagementstrategiesornurturingresiliencyinchildrenandprovidesinsightsintocommonmentalhealthdistressordisordersthatchildrencouldbeexperiencing.OurchildrenandyouthareotenexcludedromrecreationalactivitiesduetotheirmentalhealthchallengesandwearethrilledtoseetraininglikeHIGHFIVEHealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenthatwillprovideinormationthatcanhopeullyenhanceourchildrensabilitytoparticipateonceagaininsportsandrecreationprograms.-KeliAndersonExecutiveDirectorTheF.O.R.C.E.SocietyorKidsMentalHealthHIGHFIVEAlignment1.HIGHFIVEHealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenonlinetrainingisavailablereeochargetoanyonewhohascompletedHIGHFIVEPrinciplesoHealthyChildDevelopmentPHCDorHIGHFIVESporttrainingso85000rontlineleadersandcoacheshaveeasyaccesstoengagementstrategiesorkidswhoarenotengaging.2.HIGHFIVEHealthyMindsorHealthyChildrenresourcehasadditionalactivitiesandinormationincludingcommunicationtechniquesorsensitivediscussionswithparentssoorganizationseelsupportedintheirefortstoaddresskidsmentalhealth.ItisavailableasadownloadromtheHIGHFIVEDatabase.3.HIGHFIVENationalDirectorLJBartlesitsonanumberonationalcommitteesocusedonchildrensmentalhealthandphysicalactivitytohelppromoteproactiveandpreventativeapproachestohealthychilddevelopmentinsportandrecreation.WhodoweworkwithonthisinitiativeDr.StanKutcherProessoroPsychiatrySunLieFinancialChairinAdolescentMentalHealthDirectorWHOCollaboratingCentreDalhousieUniversityandIWKHealthCentre