Mental Health and Well-Being
At the Peel District School Board, we are committed to the mental health and well-being, safety and success of all students.
What is mental health? It is more than just the absence of illness. Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community (World Health Organization). Mental health is just as important as our physical health when it comes to success at school, work, in relationships and our personal lives.
First Nations teachings remind us that well-being is derived from a state of balance among the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of our self.
Webinar for Black students and families on Black mental health support and well-being As part of its ongoing work to address anti-Black racism, the Peel District School Board invites Peel Black students and families to watch a live online webinar on mental health and well-being support for Black families. The webinar will be broadcasted live on the board's YouTube channel on Aug. 5, 2020 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Resources and Supports for Students and Families to Understand and Respond to Anti-Black Racism
We humbly offer these resources and supports as a potential starting point to help support mental health and well-being, and to provide a deeper understanding of anti-Black racism:
Mental health and well-being support during the summerFrom July 13 to August 28, the Peel District School Board is providing short-term social work and psychology support to students and parents/caregivers. These services are open to any students and their parents/caregivers registered with the Peel District School Board.
Staff are available to consult, provide brief counselling support, complete well-being check-ins, and/or assist you in navigating community resources.
- call 905-890-1010 ext. 2608
- email [email protected]
(Note: the phone number and email will not be operational until July 13th)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday
We are also offering full-time Social Work support for students in the Peel Alternative Program Summer School.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not an emergency crisis support service: if you or a loved one are in crisis, please call Peel Crisis at 416-410-8615 or go to your nearest hospital.
Our team approach
Ensuring positive mental health and responding to mental health concerns are shared responsibilities of students, parents, community partners and all staff. Collaborating with each other, while respecting and valuing our diverse identities is the key to making a difference.
Our schools, teachers and administrators aim to help every student develop healthy relationships, make good choices and provide support inside and outside the classroom. We do all we can to ensure students are cared for including care for their mental health.
With these beliefs in mind, we encourage all parents and educators to come together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and to reach out for supportive conversations when they find themselves concerned about a student.
Join us in standing up for our students