Michelle Parrish, Principal

16 Eric Radford Way, Balmertown P0V 1C0
(807) 735-2088 | Fax: (807) 735-3127

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Mental Health Support
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Mental Health at KPDSB

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.  


The ABCs of Mental Health 

Action for Happiness

Anxiety BC

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


Local Resources

Emergency  911           

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

FIREFLY (807)-727-9064                             

Crisis Response-1-866-888-8988

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

Centre for Suicide Prevention

On-line Counselling

Info & tools to help manage stress & anxiety