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Resources for Families

Recommended Websites​

School Mental Health Ontario 

DSB1 works closely with School Mental Health Ontario to support student mental health.  Visit their website to learn more about how to help your child feel mentally well, grow up happy and learn to navigate life’s challenges.

​Parents for Children's Mental Health 

Parents for Children’s Mental Health provides family centered support, education, and empowerment so they may be effective in their navigation of the mental health system and support their child with mental health challenges.

​Strong Minds Strong Kids

Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada is a national charitable organization whose focus is on mental health promotion creating and providing prevention programs that are used across Canada in the education, social service, health and business sectors. Their suite of research-based and evaluated programs support parents through the challenges spanning the developmental stages from birth to adulthood and teach coping skills to last a lifetime.

​211 Ontario

211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services.  211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists.

​eMental Health 

eMental Health offers: 

  • Mental Health Help (e.g. directory of mental health services and organizations)  
  • Info Sheets: Information about a variety of mental health conditions and topics.
  • Screening Tools: Find out if you or a loved one has a mental health concern with our free, online screening tools.
  • Events Calendar: Information about mental health events in your area. 
  • News Feed: Information about the latest mental health news. 
  • Research directory: Information about research studies in your area.

​Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada™ is a Canadian leader in developing online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders and promotes understanding about anxiety and anxiety disorders through general information sessions, professional seminars and workshops, offered throughout the year.  We are the developers of the free MindShift app which helps youth and young adults manage anxiety, using step-by-step strategies based on psychological treatment.

​North Eastern Ontario Family and Children's Services

North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services (NEOFACS) is an integrated agency, providing services to children, youth and their families in the Districts of Cochrane and Timiskaming.   They provide Child Welfare, Children’s Mental Health, Youth Justice and Prevention programs along with a number of other programs and services.

​Children's Mental Health Ontario

Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is the association representing Ontario's publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres. They advocate for government investments, policies and programs that are responsive to the needs of children, youth and families seeking mental health services in Ontario.

 

Recommended Apps

​Mindshift

Designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety.

thinkFull

​Helps you understand your stress and work towards a healthier life through personalized tips and suggestions.

​Sleepio

​A digital sleep improvement tool, effective at helping people make changes to alleviate anxiety and depression.

​Calm

​Focuses on four key areas of meditation, breathing, sleep and relaxation with the aim of bringing joy, clarity and peace to your daily life.