Happy Monday Students! I encourage you to visit the new Youth Mental Health Resource Hub that provides excellent, accurate information on mental health and Covid-19 specifically for Youth. The Kids Help Phone and School Mental Health Ontario have partnered with Jack.org to develop this page and maintain it.
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This can be a challenging time for children and Youth who thrive on regular routines and social connections. Parents and Caregivers can foster a sense of safety and it is key for those adults to approach Covid-19 with a reassuring sense of calm. Here are some tips for parents and guardians provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association:
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We are now in April and are adapting to the new situations that arise in the World. In this time of uncertainty, physical distancing is our way to work together as a community to protect our physical health and the health of others who are most vulnerable. Even though we are required to practice physical distancing, it is important that we remain socially connected with our support network. In this period of change and uncertainty, it is also important that we take care of our mental health, so we will be providing some resources and insights in what you can do to manage these difficult times. As explained by the Canadian Mental Health Association, a pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities and it's normal to feel some stress and anxiety. In addition, we should remember that it is absolutely the time to lean on each other and to keep in touch with a support network.