Bluewater's Mental Health and Well-Being page

Mental Health and Well-Being

Request for School-Based Mental Health Support

Attention students in Grades 7-12. Your mental health is a priority. If you are struggling and would like to access mental health support, click on and complete the information requested in the above link and a member of our mental health team will connect with you.

For younger students, parents/guardians are encouraged to contact their child(ren)'s school(s) for support with navigating local options.


If you are in need of immediate mental health crisis support, please contact:

Mental Health Crisis Line
1-877-470-5200
Local crisis team, Grey Bruce Health Services
519-376-2121 and ask for the crisis team
Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
Text CONNECT to 686868
 Dancing People.png Promoting Mental Health: Finding a Shared Language

As we head into Mental Health Week, the following SWAY document lists handy resources, as well as creative and fantastic ideas provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association.


As we kick off Mental Health Week, we appreciate this hopeful message from Grey Bruce's own Cheryl Hickey: 
https://youtu.be/kjJ32Ab72I4


Blake Fly helps students get excited by inviting them to experience all that high school has to offer. View the presentation.

 

RESOURCES DURING COVID-19:

To assist parents/guardians and educators in supporting student mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, Bluewater District School Board has developed the following web page:  COVID-19 Resources

Jack.org COVID Response

Page highlights:
  • Youth Mental Health Resource
  • Virtual Jack talks
  • Learn how to be there for others
  • Youth speak about their experiences
  • Join our community
Return to School

A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents and Families during COVID-19 and Return to School




RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS:

Student Resources for Anxiety Management and Mental Health Literacy

Page highlights:
  • Mental health literacy – understanding anxiety and stress
  • Breathing exercises
  • Muscle relaxation exercises
  • Gratitude exercise
  • Thought changing exercise
  • Distraction exercise
  • No problem too big or too small
CHOICES Drug and Alcohol Counselling for Youth




RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES/PARENTS:

211 Ontario - Helpline for Individuals

211 is an award winning helpline and website that provides information on and referrals to Ontario's community, social, health-related and government services. The vision for 211 Ontario is to be the primary source of information and gateway to human services for individuals and planners.

Mental Health Services for students and families




OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:



Canadian Mental Health Association

Children's Mental Health Ontario


BLUEWATER BEACON NEWSLETTER:

This newsletter celebrates all of the wonderful initiatives that are being developed, modelled and embraced by our Bluewater staff.

Fall 2020

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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