With the COVID-19 Pandemic having a broad impact on young people, their families, and society, click here to learn about strategies and resources to keep us grounded and well.
Click here to access a document outlining comprehensive
supports available to children, youth and families, including mental
health supports, food access, and provincial and federal financial
Click HERE to access a newly created Ministry of Education resource that includes suggestions and links to further resources to consider in responding to the mental health and well-being needs for those affected by recent events. The document also includes flood-specific resources.
SEL and Mental Health - In Schools and at Home
A continuum of Social
Emotional Learning is integral to student well-being and development.
The continuum includes an intentional focus on creating a sense of
belonging for students, the teaching of social emotional skills, teaching
mental health literacy and strategies, and an working towards an integrated
approach to mental health with our community partners. Each area of SEL
and Mental Health support is beneficial on its own, but the development of strategic
action across the continuum provides a comprehensive focus and best
meets the needs of all students.
Families and caregivers play an incredibly important role in the development of good SEL skills and positive mental health, and the more that schools and home can align their efforts, language, and strategies, the more our young people will benefit. Families are encouraged to communicate with their childrens teachers, and other school staff, about what they can be doing at home to reinforce skills being taught and modeled at school.