Mental Health and Wellbeing

The resources in this site are derived from School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO), which is a provinicial implementation support team under the Ministry of Education. The role of SMHO is to support school districts to enhance mental health through the use of evidence-based strategies and services. Since 2011, SMHO has worked with a number of provincial education and health organizations to develop a systematic and comprehensive approach to school mental health.

If you have specific questions regarding your mental health and wellbeing needs, please reach out to the school board Mental Health Lead, Christine Preece at

Supporting Your Child(ren) Through COVID19


The Student Support and Wellbeing Team will be available all summer to support students and their families. Students, Parents and Caregivers can either be referred by a classroom teacher or self refer. The self referral form can be completed by you and you will receive a call within 72 hours.

Please fill out this confidential support form:

For further information on mental health and wellbeing supports from the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, contact Christine Preece, Mental Health Lead at 226-402-1593.


Wednesday, June 24th (12 pm-1 pm ET)

Register Here:

Stress and the School-Aged Child: What Parents Can Do to Promote Lifelong Resilience

The Psychology Foundation of Canada has a new stress management workshop that will help the parents you work with support their children and youth to build their resilience and ease the effects this pandemic will have on their mental health while also providing them with lifelong coping skills.

We need your help in bringing this important workshop to the parents and the caregivers you work with!


This research-based program is for parents and caregivers of children 5-18.

It is built on an experiential learning approach. Its aim is to help parents create teachable moments to introduce stress management strategies and build emotional resiliency.

**Please note, this is not a training for child serving professionals, but rather a workshop that will speak directly to parents.

S.C.C.D.S.B. Mental Health and Well-being Team Presents:

Serenity Sessions

- For Staff, Students, and Parents

This LIVE online participation session will focus on self care and calming strategies. It is important for you to take time for you!


These conversations between Dr. Jean Clinton and Ann Douglas are here to provide parents support during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Talking to younger children about this pandemic will look and sound a little different than talking to your teenager about the pandemic. It is important to take into account the stage of development they are at. This is a stressful and emotional time for all of us, we can help our young people figure out what they need during these trying times, but not without looking after ourselves first. Connecting with our kids especially our teenagers during this time is so important, they have amazing power and creativity. We can help ignite this within them even during this emotional time!

Talking With Your Kids About the Pandemic (Episode 1)

Managing Fear (Episode 2)

Feeling Overwhelmed about Home Schooling (Episode 3)

Grief & Loss - During the Pandemic (Episode 4)

Screen Time (Episode 5)

Gratitude - A Resource for Parenting in Uncertain Times (Episode 6)

Resilience - It's All About Relationships (Episode 7)

Routines vs. schedules: Creating a Reassuring Rhythm for your Child (Episode 8)

How COVID-19 Impacts People with Disabilities

Community and Provincial Resources

Self Care and Activities for Home

At HOME Well-being Activities for Kids

Physical Literacy & Activities

Sports for Life - Daily activities - Sport for Life to help support parents and kids develop physical literacy while at home

YMCA - 12 Bursts - Stay active with 5-minute bursts of daily physical activity you can do anytime, anywhere.

GoNoodle - Dancing and Physical Movement for Children

Physical Activity - Tip Sheet

Physical Literacy Cards

First Peoples Wellness

Visual Supports

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Visual.pdf

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Responses to Survival Brain

Fight Flight Brain explained Visual.pdf

Understanding Brain Responses to Survival

Copy of Parent Flip My Lid.pdf

Hand Model of Brain

Copy of Copy of unhelpful thinking styles.pdf

Helpful vs Unhelpful Mindset

Video Supports

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