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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
NEW FREE WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS!
Wednesday, June 24th (12 pm-1 pm ET)
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:
- 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!
Adult sessions beginning Mondays at 10 a m. Sessions will be held every Monday until further notice.
Student sessions for grades 7 and up beginning Wednesdays at 2 pm. Sessions will be held every Wednesday until further notice.
WE GOT THIS!
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
Canadian Mental Health Association
Chatham Kent - 1-866-299-7447 or Sarnia Lambton 1-800-307-4319
Self Care and Activities for Home
Tip Sheets for Self Care
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
Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Responses to Survival Brain
Understanding Brain Responses to Survival
Hand Model of Brain
Helpful vs Unhelpful Mindset
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