Mental Health Resources for Students
Mental health is just as important as our physical health when it comes to success at school, work and in relationships with ourselves, friends and family. Students can learn now to increase their positive mental health and to understand and respond to mental health concerns.
How can I promote positive mental health and well-being?
- Learn about mental health and mental illness: A shared language for mental health
- Learn about helpful and un-helpful stress and skills that can help you cope
- Do one of the big five strategies daily to maintain well-being:
- Stay connected with friends and family
- Be Active (engage in some physical activity you enjoy)
- Learn about yourself; your character strengths and your feelings
- Give back: find a way to help others and your community
- Take notice of the positive and learn the practice of gratitude
What if I am concerned about mental health?
We encourage students to self-advocate - to reach out to their parents or an adult that they trust at school - if they find themselves overwhelmed or discouraged. Our staff of committed, dedicated and caring people are well-qualified to support all students. We are open to hearing students' concerns and will help to ensure the appropriate supports are put in place.
If you are a student or who is experiencing difficulty or who is struggling, please contact your guidance counsellor, teacher, vice-principal or principal.
Tips on recognizing a concern and how to reach out: Tips for Reaching Out for Help
If you are trying to help someone else:
Stand up for yourself, and each other.