Mental Health

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Mental health is an important part of our overall health. There is no health without mental health. Mental health and physical health are related and affect each other.
We provide support for educators in the classroom with apps, lending classroom resources and websites that are geared to support the Ontario curriculum.  

Visit our Health Topics page for more mental health information. We all have mental health and are all affected by it. 
Creating a school environment and culture that promotes positive mental wellness helps students learn better and promotes lifelong healthy habits.

Resources  

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

Positive Mental Health Toolkit: This toolkit has been designed to promote positive mental health practices and perspectives within the school environment.  The resource has been divided into a series of online modules, presenting information and materials that are manageable and user friendly.  

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

Teen Mental Health: The 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 7-10).  Check out all the tools available through 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: Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service to offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. 

Mental Health among Students in Grades 7 to 12 in the NBPSDHU Region: 2014/15 School Year: The data presented in this report was collected during the 2014/2015 school year. It provides an update of substance use in Ontario youth, updating data that were previously reported in The Health of Youth in the North Bay Parry Sound District 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). The remaining assets focus on the social-emotional strengths, values, and commitments that are nurtured within young people (internal assets).

 

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705-474-1400

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705-746-5801

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