Mental Health & Wellness
As we navigate the ever-changing and challenging circumstances created by coronavirus, we rely on our social and emotional strategies and skills to support ourselves and each other.
It is important that we continue to build and share these skills and tools as we move ahead together with our family members, students and communities. We encourage families to use the following resources as guides in talking with your children about pandemic-related issues.
Mental Health Resources
- Tips for Talking to Children and Youth After Traumatic Events
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (Infographic)
- Learning Loss Through Traumatic Events
- Best Practices for Trauma-Informed Instruction
Children and Youth Dealing with Anxiety and Fears
- How to Help Children Manage Fears
- What to do and not do when Children are Anxious
- How to Help Anxious Kids in Social Situations
- How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns
- Student Anxiety and Mental Health
- Handout for Caregivers on Child & Teen Anxiety
- Supporting Children with Death and Grief
- Passages: Grief support and education for children and teens
- Bridges Program: Grief Groups for individuals/families
Race and RacismTips for Teenagers
For Staff, Counselors and Educators
- How to Talk About Mental Health Issues
- How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help
- How to Support a Sibling Who's Struggling
- How to Support a Friend With Mental Health Challenges
Find more videos and resources at Child Mind Institute.
Find more Caretoons and resources at Anxiety Canada.