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New resource helps educators have informed conversations with students about cannabis.
In collaboration with the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Ministry of Education, School Mental Health ASSIST has developed an Info-Sheet for educators on the topic of cannabis. This resource emphasizes health promotion and substance use prevention for all students, and provides educators with evidence-based information to support harm reduction for […]
Overview of Mental Health and Well-Being at School
Developing positive mental health is foundational to student academic achievement, effective life skills, and overall well- being.
Anxiety at School
Anxiety is a common experience - everyone feels anxious from time to time. Usually, these feelings are quite adaptive and keep us safe and performing well.
Mental Health Literacy for Educators Helping Children and Youth after Tragic Events
It can be difficult for educators to know how to provide support at school following a tragic event that may impact students in some way. This Info-Sheet offers some ways that educators can offer helpful assistance as part of daily classroom life.
New Info-Sheet on Opioid Misuse
School Mental Health ASSIST has developed a series of Info-Sheets on the topic of prescription opioid misuse, including a focus on fentanyl.
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.