Welcome to Wainwright on Wellness!

Wainwright on Wellness (WOW) is a program funded by Alberta Services as part of the Mental Health Capacity Building Initiative (MHCB) to provide programming and support to students, schools, families and communities in building their mental health and wellness capacity.  In partnership with a number of community agencies, WOW provides programming, support, educational opportunities, mentorship, advocacy and information in many areas including:

With staff based in each school along with community partners, and the Program Manager, WOW believes we can inspire, engage, support and strengthen our students, families and community!

What is Mental Health?

The Public Health Agency of Canada defines mental health as: "the capacity of each of us to feel, think and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face.  It is a positive sense of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, relationships and personal dignity." 

Some facts and figures about mental health

Source: Practitioner Claims, 2007/08, Alberta Health and Wellness.

CLICK HERE for a list of community resources, counselling services and support agencies (local area)