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.
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.
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.