CMHA Mental Health Week – May 4-10

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) annual Mental Health Week is May 4-10, 2020.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is social connection. Connecting with other people and our communities doesn’t just feel good. It’s good for our mental health.

It’s common in our society to ask people how they are. Unfortunately, it’s also common not to provide—or expect—a truthful answer.

As we face the COVID-19 global pandemic, we need each other now more than ever. It’s time to #GetReal about how we feel and lean on others for support.

Visit for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.

  • Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.

Jamarama @ Home – May 8th

A message from the Janeway Foundation:

Over the past several weeks, we at the Janeway Foundation have been inspired by seeing our community come together. As Newfoundlanders & Labradorians, we’re more than neighbours; we’re there for one another. We want to take this “time at home” to connect with you, have a little fun, and maybe lighten everyone’s spirits for a bit.

On Friday, May 8th, we’re asking you to come together for all our Janeway kids. Taking part is easy!

  • Wear your pajamas, post a photo or video with #JamaramaAtHome
  • Tag your friends and family!
  • Come together in this fun, one-day Jamarama digital event!

Unlike “Jamarama at School” that we hold in October, there’s no need to register for “Jamarama @home.”

Here are a few ideas! Keep your pajamas on and…

  • Get your students to join you and take a photo of your class on Google Meet!
  • Take a photo of you and your colleagues or friends on a Zoom call (and use one of our Jamarama virtual backgrounds)!
  • Get your partner and kids (pets included) in a photo!
  • Pose with your sports team, exercise or yoga class!
  • Self-isolating on your own? We want to see you too!

Be creative!

Then Post, Share and Retweet!

  • Tag the Janeway Foundation #JamaramaAtHome #ForAllOurKids
  • @JanewayNL on Facebook, Twitter
  • on Instagram

If you are in a position to give to the Janeway for ongoing health care needs, please donate on our website:

Download our fun Zoom virtual backgrounds, colouring sheets, social media profile frames, and more (to be uploaded by Sunday):

Google Classroom for Parents/Guardians

Did you know that as a parent/guardian in Google Classroom, you can have access to:

  • Missing work—Work that’s late at the time the email was sent
  • Upcoming work—Work that’s due today and tomorrow (for daily emails) or work that’s due in the upcoming week (for weekly emails)
  • Class activity—Announcements, assignments, and questions recently posted by teachers

If you sign up with a Google account, you also have access to email summaries of which you can change the frequency from weekly to daily. If you don’t have a Google Account, you only get weekly emails and can’t change any settings.

To sign up for this feature in Google Classroom:
Email one of your child’s teachers and ask them to add you. You will be sent a confirmation email and once you have accepted this email invitation, you will automatically be added to all the Google Classrooms your child is a part of, and you will automatically receive weekly emails. If you signed up using a Google account, you can go to to change your settings.
Please note, you cannot be given access to your child’s classroom due to privacy laws. Parents/Guardians can only get email summaries.

For more information, go to: