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Back to School Mental Health Kit 2021-2022

Back to School Mental Health Kit 2021-2022

Your Mental Health Matters!

Good mental health is something we all want for ourselves, our friends, our family and others in our community. Just like we care for our physical health, there are things we need to do to stay mentally healthy.

HWCDSB Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan 2020-2021

HWCDSB Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan 2020-2021

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

During these challenging times, you may be worried about your child(ren)’s mental health and well-being. You may notice that they are anxious or unsettled, and perhaps have told you that they are worried about someone in the family getting the virus. They may be confused about why usual activities are disrupted or may be disappointed to miss something that they were looking forward to. All of these things are very natural at this uncertain time. If you need resources on supporting your child(ren) during this time, the following resources may provide more support to you.

Hamilton Health Sciences Back To School Video Series
McMaster Children’s Hospital - The Other Side of COVID-19
Child and Youth Mental Health During COVID-19
Supporting Mental Health and Wellness During the Return to School
CMHO – Back to School Mental Health Kit
COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub
A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents and Families During COVID-19 and Return to School
Students Guide to Taking Care of Yourself During COVID-19
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - Talking to Children about Covid-19 and Its Impact
Coping With COVID-19: guide to help children cope through self-regulation

Noticing Mental Health Issues

Noticing Mental Health Issues

Preamble - Sometimes, despite your best efforts, children and youth will struggle with their emotions, thoughts, or behaviours. Knowing the signs of difficulty and getting help early can make all the difference. If you need support on noticing mental health concerns in your child(ren), these resources may offer some additional assistance.

Noticing mental health concerns in your child
Your Child’s Mental Wellness and Remote Learning
Canadian Mental Health Association
Be There for Yourself
Be There
Be There in a Crisis
Prepare; Prevent; Respond: Quick Reference for Youth Suicide Prevention
School Mental Health Ontario

School Mental Health Ontario

School Mental Health Ontario works with school districts across Ontario to support student mental health. Evidence-based resources and information can be found below.

Parents and Families
https://smho-smso.ca/parents-and-families/

Students
https://smho-smso.ca/students/