Stress Management Presentation for Parents

Dear Parents,

During this very challenging time of Covid-19 social distancing, we know that many in the Jean Vanier community are experiencing personal and financial struggles. Jean Vanier Parent Council would like to assist by providing a free virtual presentation to help mitigate the stress caused by this pandemic.

The Jean Vanier Catholic High School Parent Council invites you to attend a Virtual Zoom Presentation that focuses on Stress Management for Parents.
Let’s come together and learn how we, as adults, can manage stress, build resiliency, increase mindfulness and employ relaxation techniques.  Please 
note that this presentation is appropriate for parents.

Join us as Ann Vickery from the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe will address these issues and more during an informative virtual event brought to you by your Catholic School Council.

Some of the topics covered include:

*       What is stress and what are factors that contribute to stress?
*       What are your signs of stress? What are your personal levels of stress? Parents can participate by completing a stress index test.
*       How do you better manage stress
*       Collective Grief
*       Building Resiliency
*       Relaxation techniques
*       Emotional Resilience
*       Self-efficacy
*       Radical Acceptance

The presentation will be 1 hour followed by a 30-minute Q&A that will give parents the opportunity to ask questions and voice their concerns. If you would like to submit your questions ahead of time, please email us at

Parents are also welcome to complete a “Stress Index” Test prior to the presentation to gain some awareness around your personal level of stress.
The test can also be completed online at

If you are interested in joining us for this presentation, you must register in advance on Eventbrite.  For your free ticket, please register here:

Date:    Thursday June 11, 2020
Time:    7:00 – 8:30pm (Can start joining the Zoom Meeting at 6:58pm)
Place:  From the comfort of your home Via Zoom (visual & audio) or on your Telephone (audio only)


Via Computer or Zoom App – Link =

Via Telephone Dial: 1-833-582-1050 -OR- 1-855-703-8985 (both are toll-free; try another number if you get a busy signal)

*       Meeting ID = 959 0383 1825
*       Password = 968686 (not always required)

About the speaker

Ann Vickery is a skilled training professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field of training and development. For ten years Ann was National Division Manager and member of the North American Training Team for a Global Fortune 500 corporation, and was an instructor at Seneca College for three years. Ann is a Life Coach, and has worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Mental Health Educator in program development and facilitation since 2008. Ann leads CMHA’s Workplace Mental Health Program, and is a certified instructor in Mental Health Works, Mental Health First Aid and Living Life to the Full and ASIST.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at our first-ever virtual presentation!

The Jean Vanier Catholic School Council

CMHA Stress Index.pdf