Winter 2022 Mental Health and Well-being Resources
COVID-19 has challenged many of us when it comes to our mental health and well-being.
As SickKids Hospital reports, the pandemic has led to a “serious, sustained negative impact on the mental health of Ontario children, youth and their families.”
At HWDSB, we have seen this in a sharp increase in kids and youth in crisis, including suicidality, low mood, anxiety and adverse childhood experiences.
Sadly, not everyone is finding the supports they need.
To help, we have collected a list of resources that HWDSB offers our school communities. This includes a wide variety of workshops and groups for students, as well as for their parents, guardians and caregivers. We have also collected relevant resources from School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO).
Please explore and share the resources found below.
In case of crisis, call 911 or visit your local hospital emergency room. For urgent support, contact Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868; www.kidshelpphone.ca; text CONNECT) or COAST Hamilton (905-972-8338; www.coasthamilton.ca).
- Flyer: Winter 2022 Mental Health Flyer
- Web page: HWDSB’s Winter 2022 Mental Health Workshops, Groups and Resources
- Tip Sheet: Supporting Child and Youth Mental Well-being During COVID-19