Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health (Families / Professionals)

I Heart CBT | Cognitive behavioural therapy resources

I Heart CBT is a collection of resources aimed at helping children and young people who are struggling with anxiety and/or low mood. Resources are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and are for mental health professionals, schools and parents/families.

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Mental Health (Parents)

Home Containment: How to Strengthen Family Ties

The Home Containment website provides helpful hints and suggestions on how to remain stimulated in the home environment, while ensuring to keep productively busy, and keeping our children well-informed regarding COVID-19, without transmitting fear and anxiety.This site encourages families to participate in activities, and to connect in ways they never have time for, under normal everyday circumstances. Ideas such as introducing parents into the teenagers universe and vice versa, and playing board games that promote open discussions and reflection between teenager and parent.

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Mental Health (Parents/Kids)

Coping Skills Toolkit

High school students share coping strategies that helped them to be resilient during challenging times as a part of Mental Health Awareness week.

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Mindfulness (Parents/Kids)

Be the Pond

A short mindfulness video for kids exploring the concept that we are separate from our feelings. By imagining that our minds are like ponds, and feelings are the fish swimming around, Jamie reminds us that feelings come and go - and we can observe them - without getting swept up by them. From Cosmic Kids Zen Den.

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Mental Health (Teens)

Conseils aux ados pour traverser la crise de la COVID-19

This article published by L’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec give advice to teenagers to help them get through the COVID-19 crisis. If you are feeling isolated, anxious, frustrated, upset, or you don’t have the motivation to do your school work these tips are for you!

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Mental Health (Parents)

COVID-19 Resources from C.E.B.M.

Resources for helping parents and children deal with CoVid-19 at home from the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management (C.E.B.M.).

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Mental Health (parents)

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Guidelines and resources from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses on how to communicate to your children about the coronavirus.

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Counselling (English / French)

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone offers a free, confidential, 24/7 counselling service. 1-800-668-6868

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Counselling (English / French)

Tel-Jeunes

24/7 support and helpline; phone and text counseling for kids and teens under 20.

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Mental Health (Parents/Teens)

NeedHelpNow

NeedHelpNow covers a number of different topics and how to deal with them, as youth and parents. This website has a lot of other great tools for parents and teenagers.

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Crisis / Counselling (English / French)

Suicide Action Montréal

A 24/7 lifeline for those who are in distress, anxious, or bereaved. 1-866-277-3553

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Mental Health (Parents)

Social Emotional Learning Activities

Free lesson plans and printables to help improve social and emotional skills in the classroom and at home. These teaching resources include group and individual games, worksheets, and other fun handouts that promote kindness and help students expand their coping and self-regulation skills.

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Mental Health (Parents)

Guidelines for Return to School

During these uncertain times it is understandable that your child may have concerns about their health and well-being. In returning to school they may have many questions and even be worried or anxious. As a parent, it is helpful to adopt an approach that is patient understanding and responsive. Being present and sensitive to their needs will foster their mental health and well-being. This can be accomplished by talking to them, offering reassurance and encouragement. Here are some more suggestions you may find helpful.

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Nutrition (Parents)

Helping Your Picky Eater Try New Foods

Dealing with a picky eater can be very time-consuming and can make mealtimes stressful for the whole family. Fortunately, there are lots of strategies you can use to help your child enjoy all kinds of new foods.

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Mindfulness (Parents/Kids)

Mindfulness 101: The Basics

Mindfulness helps us to find this calm, even when we feel overwhelmed. This awareness helps to keep our focus on the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or the future.

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Mindfulness (Parents/Teens)

Mindful Breathing: For Older Students

A simple practice to help build resilience to stress, anxiety, and anger by focusing your attention on your breath. This is a great daily practice, and it can also be a helpful practice when you’re feeling particularly stressed or anxious.

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Mental Health (Faculty & Staff)

Self-Care Tips for Educators

The LBPSB Centre of Excellence for Mental Health has shared self-care strategies for educators to help cope with stress and enhance wellbeing during this time of crisis.

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Counselling (English / French)

AmiQuébec

A comprehensive list of local counselling and therapy resources to help with various mental health needs.

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Mental Health (English)

Anxiety Canada

This site offers free self-help and evidence-based resources on anxiety for children, youth and adults.

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LGBTQ Mental Health (Parents/Teens)

Interligne

Interligne is a first response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity. By phone, chat or text.

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Mental Health (Parents/Teens)

Mind Your Mind

A great Canadian site that offers resources related to mental health concerns.

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