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NCDSB Kicks off the School Year Talking about Promoting Mental Health!

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At Northeastern Catholic District School Board (NCDSB), staff started off the school year talking about the foundational elements for creating mentally healthy school environments.

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Synergy between sectors: Toronto DSB and Public Health Collaborate to Promote Student Leadership in Mental Health & Well-Being

Over the past few months, TDSB Mental Health Leads have collaborated with the Healthy Schools & Substance Misuse Prevention Team from Toronto Public Health (TPH) and student well-being leaders from across the district to plan and facilitate four Student Mental Health & Well-Being Leadership Summits.

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Niagara Catholic DSB’s Saint Francis RNAO Project: Wellness Day

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Last year, Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School and the members of the youth engagement committee planned a Mental Health and Wellness Day.

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Mental Health Week in full swing. Get involved!

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Students, schools and school boards across Ontario are doing their part to raise awareness during Children’s Mental Health Week and the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Week, both from May 1-8.

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Promoting Every Day Mental Health and Well-being at District School Board Ontario North East

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At District School Board Ontario North East, we have created chill rooms in our secondary schools and chill spaces in some of our elementary classrooms.

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New Durham Region Resource Builds Teen Resiliency

Teens can be resilient... in High School!

For teens and their parents, the start of high school can bring opportunities, challenges and a range of new emotions. This is why Durham is working to support teen mental health and build resiliency during this key transition.

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Engaging Partners to Engage Youth: The RNAO Project at Toronto Catholic DSB

In the spring of 2014, TCDSB was approached by SMH ASSIST and RNAO to enter unchartered waters by developing a partnership to support youth engagement and raise awareness of mental health and addictions.

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Thunder Bay Students Highlight Celebrity Lives to Combat Stigma

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In the project’s pilot year (2014-15), the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the Lakehead District School Board collaborated on the Youth Mental Health and Addiction Champion initiative.

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Little Things Make a Big Difference: Thunder Bay Catholic DSB and YMHAC

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In the 2015-16 school year, a partnership formed in Thunder Bay across sectors to work together and promote mental health and wellness.

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Registered Nurses Join Partners for Youth Mental Health Initiative

Ontario’s public health units and school boards share the challenge of developing and promoting effective and collaborative youth mental health campaigns that reach key stakeholders in the health, education and youth social service sectors.

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Uniting Community for Children’s Mental Health Week: Waterloo Catholic DSB & Waterloo DSB

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Waterloo Region was fortunate to already have a strong sense of community when an enthusiastic group began to meet and make plans for Children’s Mental Health Week (May 2-6, 2016).

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Be Well Campaign Shines a Light on Mental Health in Grand Erie DSB

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Thanks to the Be Well Campaign, our students now know where to get help and how to be well. The campaign in recent months has brought wellness into the heart of the conversation about mental health in the Grand Erie District School Board. Co-created with secondary students, the Be Well Campaign explores four main themes […]

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Say One Nice Thing creates buzz at Hastings and Prince Edward DSB

Sometimes, saying one nice thing is enough to make someone feel included.

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Building Resilient Students with Positive Mental Health Flip Book: CDSBEO

Building Resilient Students with Positive Mental Health

During the 2014-15 school year, the mental health team at the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) worked together to create a resource that would help build student resilience and positive mental health for educators.

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Schools are stronger with Parents Involved: Kenora Catholic District School Board

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At Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB), we have focused on parent engagement and building the capacity of parents to support children's well-being.

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At Trillium Lakelands, Feed All Four is our way of being!

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At Trillium Lakelands, we developed the initiative Feed All Four due to our ongoing need to align teaching and learning with safe and accepting schools, mental health, healthy active living and student well-being.

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Wellington Catholic Speaks Up!

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Like all Ontario school boards, Wellington Catholic District School Board is working to promote mental health and wellness among students through our three-year Mental Health & Wellness Strategy.

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Durham Catholic District School Board’s “Be Well” Poster Campaign

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As part of our board’s commitment to promoting positive mental health, we intentionally decided to run a fall 2014 poster campaign focused on transitioning from Grade 8 to Grade 9.

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