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Recognizing and Responding to Anxiety in the Classroom
Working alongside the Ministry of Education, School Mental Health ASSIST is provincial implementation support team helping Ontario school boards to promote student mental health and well-being.
Life Promotion and Suicide Prevention Framework
Suicide is a complex and difficult topic, and the research in this area is limited in terms of providing clear direction. This Framework is designed to help Ontario school boards to coordinate their work in this area, using a life promotion stance.
WellAhead Webinar Series – April Webinar on Leadership – Recordings Available
WellAhead is a philanthropic initiative that aims to improve child and youth mental health by integrating social and emotional wellbeing into K-12 education. Upcoming webinars feature topics that will be of interest to those supporting student mental health and well-being in schools. Social Labs 201: The messiness of labs and how to deal Co-presenter: Jerry Koh (MaRS […]
Creating and Sustaining Mentally Healthy Classrooms
This tutorial addresses mental health promotion and why this is important. Developing an understanding of the Tiered model of support and why mental health literacy, skills, attitudes and habits are important in promoting mental health in the classroom. PDF of Tutorial #1 Infosheet of Overview of Mental Health and Well-Being at School
Taking care of oneself is a crucial and necessary ingredient for those who care for others.
Be sure to visit the great website AboutKidsHealth, a health education resource for children, youth and caregivers that is approved by health-care providers at The Hospital for Sick Children. Mental health resources cover well-being, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and much more.
Back-to-School Featured Resource Educator Info-Sheet on Helping Students to Manage Anxiety
Educators know that students will face anxiety at times. Usually, these feelings are helpful for students. However, when feelings of fear and worry last for a long time, are exaggerated, or occur without a real threat, anxiety can be a problem. Educators have an important role in helping students maintain a healthy level of anxiety.
Welcoming Syrian Newcomer Students & Families to School – INFO-SHEET
As Canada opens its doors to those fleeing war-torn countries, and particularly those entering from Syria in large numbers in coming months, Ontario schools have a unique and important role in welcoming newcomer students and families as part of a whole community response.
Pathways Support Toolkit
Guide designed alongside MCYS and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health to help Ontario school boards to get ready for collaborative conversations with community partners related to the developing system of care.