Hats On! For Mental Health

May 4, 2021 - On Wednesday May 5, 2021, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! For Mental Health and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health. Schools can participate by encouraging students and staff to wear hats and engaging in conversations focused on understanding mental health and the importance of removing stigma associated with mental illness.

You can learn more about Hats On! For Mental Health by visiting, a website sponsored by the Alberta Teachers’ Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association that includes a variety of mental health resources for schools.

The focus on mental health promotion continues during Mental Health Week, which is being held this year from May 3-7. Students who are mentally healthy are resilient and better able to learn, achieve success and build healthy relationships. You can learn more about supporting positive mental health in schools by visiting the Alberta Education website at