Mental Health & Well-Being


Parent Resources

Supporting a Mentally Healthy Return to School

DSBN Parent’s Guide: Preparing for a Mentally Healthy Return to School

Elementary version 

Secondary version 

Supporting Mental Health and Wellness During the Return to School: Tips for Parents and Families

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) Back-to-School Mental Health Kit 

A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents and Families During COVID-19 and Return to School

How to Get Your Kids to Wear a Face Mask: A COVID-19 Back-to-School Guide for Ontario Parents

Mental Health Promotion and Social-Emotional Learning at Home

Mental Health Promotion Activities to Try at Home 

Video – What & Why: Social-Emotional Learning 
Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters

Social & Emotional Development Parent Toolkit 

UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Centre – SEL Games and Practices to Try at Home
Brain Games 
Take-Home Skills  

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) 
Twitter page 
Facebook page 

Confident Parents Confident Kids 

Edutopia Parent's Resource Guide to SEL 

VIA Institute on Character 

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation 

Getting Help for Mental Health Difficulties

Noticing Mental Health Concerns for Your Child 

Find Children’s Mental Health Services in Your Community 

The Parenting Survival Guide for Caring for Kids with Mental Illness 

Child Mind Institute – Guides for Parents 

Anxiety Canada – Helpful “How To” Documents for Parents 

Kids Help Phone – Resources for Caring Adults