As we enter the 2020-21 school year, the Peel Board remains committed to the mental health and well-being of all students and staff. As a Board, we will be ready to adapt to ensure the well-being of all, be culturally responsive to the needs of students and work to rebuild our sense of community after an extended time apart. Addressing this for all effectively and equitably will require us to work together and support each other.
If you or a loved one are in a crisis, call Peel Children’s Centre Crisis Response Team at 416-410-8615 or go to your nearest hospital.
The unique identities and lived experiences of staff, students and families impact our daily interactions and wellness. We are currently developing mental health and well-being supports and resources for students, staff and families, in consultation with child and youth mental health agencies. By working with these agencies, including those that can respond to and address concerns related to anti-Black racism as well as those that are culturally relevant, our aim is to provide families with quick and easy access to community resources.
In the meantime, explore the below tips and resources to navigate mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the year, we will continue to provide well-being resources for students and families, and share pathways of care and access to mental health professionals.
For a comprehensive list of supports available in the community, including mental health, food, financial and shelter information, view this resource created by the Peel Board’s Social Work Department and Mental Health Team.
For additional general resources, including culturally relevant supports, please see below:
For Parents/Guardians and Families:
Last updated: Sept. 22, 2020