We all have mental health. It affects the way we feel and function on a daily basis. It is important to be aware of our thoughts and actions to be able to live a healthy life. 1 in 5 people in Canada will have a mental illness. With awareness and support these individuals are able to live normal healthy lives. In schools principals, teachers, and staff are there to support students to be able to learn and grow by living mentally healthy lives.
Student’s mental health can affect how they may function at school or at home. Different emotional and behavioral problems can influence a child’s overall well-being. It is important to be aware and recognize these signs and symptoms. Parents know their children and changes on how they may be feeling or acting differently. Having open conversations with your child to check in and see how they are doing are very important. There are many forms of resources to be able to reach out and help you support your child’s mental health.
KPDSB is committed to educating our families about mental health. Please see our website page to access more information about mental health in schools, read our monthly newsletter and learn more about our move to become a trauma-informed school board.
Child and Youth Mental Health Kits
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
Supporting Minds: An Educator's Guide to Promoting Student's Mental Health and Well-Being - Government of Ontario
Virtual Hope Box
Always There - Kids Help Phone
OPP (807) 727-2418
Ambulance (807) 727-3755
Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial (807)-727-2231
Kids Help Phone (24/7 phone counselling) 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone (On-line chatting) www.KidsHelpPhone.ca
First Nations, Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310
New Starts Women's Shelter (807) 727-3303
Community Counselling & Addiction Services (807)-727-3979
LGBT Youth Line 1-800-268-9688
Red Lake Homeless Shelter (218)-679-3171
Info & tools to help manage stress & anxiety