Mental Health in Action: Students

A Back to School Message for Students from the OCDSB Mental Health Team
The OCDSB Mental Health Team is sharing a few tools and strategies to help students prepare for the return to school.
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Taking Care of Your Mental Health: Resources from Y.A.C 

Talking with someone is one way we can take better care of our mental health. Knowing this can be a stressful time of year for many students, the OCDSB’s Youth Action Committee on Mental Health (Y.A.C) has compiled a few resources to help students find support. Take a look at the poster they've created to see what local organizations are here to support you.

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Resources for Students from School Mental Health Ontario

School Mental Health Ontario has compiled a variety of helpful mental health resources for students on topics like grounding techniques, anxiety management, racism, self-care, and more.

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Get Involved with Y.A.C!

The Youth Action Committee on Mental Health (Y.A.C) is a group of high school youth who are passionate about promoting mental wellness for all students. Are you interested in joining? Learn more by following the link below. 

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Youth Net’s Mental Health E-Learning Hub

Taking care of our mental health is an essential part of our overall health and well being. Youth Net and Ottawa Public Health have worked together to create self guided learning opportunities on stigma and mental health, stress and coping, and more. Visit Youth Net’s Mental Health E-Learning Hub to explore content created by youth, for youth, and click here for more information on how to use the resources.

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Mental Health Tip Sheets for Students 

During Mental Health Week, the OCDSB’s mental health team prepared tip sheets for students on mental health and well-being. Follow the link below to learn about mindfulness, emotions, better sleep, reducing stress, kindness, and the benefits of laughter and fun! 

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Mental Health Week: Videos for Students 

For Mental Health Week, OCDSB students prepared videos to help their classmates and friends learn more about mental health and well-being. Click the link below to watch the playlist! 

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March 7th is Black Mental Health Day

Black Mental Health Day, recognized each year on the first Monday of March, is an opportunity to confront the impacts of anti-Black racism on the physical and mental health of Black Canadians.

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Supporting Mental Health and Well-being

The surge in Omicron and the return to remote learning has left many families and students feeling a range of emotions. Follow the link below for tools and resources to help your family understand and cope with feelings of stress and worry. 

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