Mental Health


We all experience mental health and are affected by it. It's an important part of our overall health!

Creating a school environment and culture that promotes positive mental wellness can helps students to learn better and build lifelong healthy habits.

We provide support for educators in the classroom with apps, lending classroom resources and websites that are geared to support the Ontario curriculum:


Check out one of these great online resources to use in your classroom or at home! 


Positive Mental Health Toolkit: Designed to promote positive mental health practices and perspectives within the school environment. This has been divided into a series of online modules with information and materials that are manageable and user-friendly.  


Supporting Minds: Supporting Minds was created as part of the Ontario government’s mental health and addictions strategy for the province. An Educator’s Guide to Promoting Students’ Mental Health and Well-being is meant to complement, rather than supersede, school board initiatives related to promoting student mental health and well-being. 


Teen Mental HealthThe Mental Health & High School Curriculum Guide is the first and only evidence-based Canadian mental health literacy curriculum resource designed for use in schools (grades 7 to 10). Check out all the tools in the toolbox on this website. 


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: It all starts with knowledge. Use this series of free online tutorials as a starting point for learning about mental health.


Kids Help Phone:Canada’s only 24/7, national support service to offer professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people. Services are available in english and french.


Mental Health among Students in Grades 7 to 12 in the NBPSDHU Region: 2014/15 School Year: A 2014/2015 update of substance use in Ontario youth. Data was previously reported in The Health of Youth in our Health Unit Region (North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, 2012). 


Developmental Assets Search Institute identified 40 positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed. Half of the assets focus on the relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities (external assets). Other assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).

Visit our Health Topics page for more mental health information. 

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