Learning Opportunity

The Impact of Environment on Mental Health

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Tania Johnson
Date:October 05, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-MH-059-CARC
Focus: Inclusive Education Mental Health and Wellness Other

Target Audience

Teachers, educational assistants, parents, caregivers

About this Learning Opportunity

Our internal environment is often reflective of what is happening in the external environment. In this workshop, Tania Johnson will explore the connection between the classroom environment and mental health. Participants will be introduced to the psychology of colour, lighting, ventilation, temperature  and seating. The workshop will also look at the impact of noise and clutter on optimal functioning. At the end of this workshop, participants will have a toolbox of strategies that they can implement immediately to enhance mental health in the classroom.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Tania Johnson

I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Play Therapist. I completed my undergraduate studies in South-Africa before engaging in a one year, full time internship in Chicago at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. In 2012, I received my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During my Master’s degree, I worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive... Read more »