Classroom Supports → Mental Health

Everyday Mental Health Resource

This resource was co-developed over the past two years by School Mental Health ASSIST and ETFO. It has been designed to provide K – 8 educators with evidence-based strategies to help develop the social and emotional learning skills of students in the following areas:
Stress Management and Coping Skills;
Emotion Identification Skills;
Positive Motivation Skills;
Relationship Skills;
Self Confidence and Identity Skills; and
Executive Functioning Skills.
These activities were informed and field tested by ETFO members. In addition, ETFO members were involved in a research project to determine the efficacy of the activities.

Everyday Mental Health Resource

Youth Mental Health Canada

A website devoted to youth mental health. It has lots of resources related to the subject as well as research and links to other resources.

Youth Mental Health Canada

The Calm Schools Initiative

The Calm Schools Initiative is offering every teacher in the world free access to Calm, the mindfulness app that hundreds of thousands of people all over the world use every day. The organization’s stated aim is to empower teachers with mindfulness tools and resources they can use to help kids learn this new skill.

The Calm Schools Initiative

Teach Mental Health

Through a partnership with Faculties of Education from St. Francis Xavier University, Western University and University of British Columbia, TeenMentalHealth.Org has built a comprehensive mental health literacy learner resource for pre-service and practicing teachers. Available to faculties of education, teachers and other educators who are currently in schools are also welcome to take the course.

Teach Mental Health

Think:kids

This website educates people who work with children about collaborative problem-solving. This is a method used when working with students with behavioural needs but can be used when working with any students.

Think:kids

Mental Health in Schools: How Teachers Have the Power to Make a Difference in the Classroom

This article offers a brief insight into understanding mental illness and how teachers can use their classrooms as a means of addressing mental health disorders.

Mental Health in Schools: How Teachers Have the Power to Make a Difference in the Classroom

TakeITGlobal: Empowering Youth to Act

This content-rich, customizable online classroom allows educators and students access to a range of free online tools, resources, and learning activities about youth mental health. The mental health thematic classrooms is equipped with technological tools such as blogs, discussion boards, and live video chat and includes 20 comprehensive learning activities and other helpful content.

TakeITGlobal: Empowering Youth to Act

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

This blog shares the learning journey of educators like you who are living the heart and art of teaching and learning with students. Teachers share their advice on classroom layout, building inclusion, classroom management, report cards and much more!

The Heart and Art of Teaching and Learning blog

Supporting Minds: An Educator’s Guide to Promoting Students’ Mental Health and Well-being

The Ministry of Education has developed a K-12 resource guide to provide educators with information on the early signs of mental health and addiction problems, along with strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students.

Supporting Minds: An Educator’s Guide to Promoting Students’ Mental Health and Well-being