Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Resources for Students page

Resources for Students



Below are several resources available for students ranging from mental health, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, sexual health, family violence, human trafficking, smoking and vaping, addiction, housing, disordered eating, food programs, legal questions and support, and mental health action kits.

Mental Health

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 on this link and a member of our Bluewater Mental Health Team will connect with you. Alternatively, please contact school staff or the main board office to provide you with the requisite form.

 

Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services
519-371-4773
https://www.keystonebrucegrey.org
 

Canadian Mental Health Grey Bruce
519-371-4120
Crisis: 1-877-470-5200
https://greybruce.cmha.ca
 

Family Health Teams - please contact your family doctor or family health team to see whether they have access to counsellors or supports 

Family Health Team Owen Sound (for students and families whose doctor is a member of the OSFHT
Program: Mental Health - Owen Sound Family Health Team (osfht.ca)
  

Brockton and Area Family Health Team 
https://bafht.com/
 

Hanover Family Health Team
https://www.hanoverfht.ca/
 

Bounce Back Ontario
Youth 15-18 (bouncebackontario.ca) 


WES For Youth: Free Online Counselling
 for youth and young adults ages 13-24
https://wesforyouthonline.ca
 


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 

Reaching Out - Tip Sheet for Students on Asking for Help

Self-Care 101 - Tip Sheet for Students on the Importance of Self-Care in Relation to Wellness

SMHO Virtual Field Trip - Intermediate - Stress Management and Coping

SMHO Virtual Field Trip - Secondary - Stress Management and Coping


Indigenous

M’ Wikwedong
M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre, Aboriginal Friendship Centre (mwikwedong.com) 


SOAHAC
SOAHAC
 

Funding for Private Counselling
About the Non-Insured Health Benefits program (sac-isc.gc.ca)
 



LGBTQ2S+

Youthline
1-800-268-9688
Text: 647-694-4275
email-askus@youthline.ca 
Online Chat Available  Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line 


Trans Lifeline
Finder Tools | Trans Lifeline     


Gender Spectrum
Gender Spectrum | Gender Spectrum HomepageGender Spectrum 


Black Youth Helpline

Black Youth Helpline
 

School LGBTQ2S+ Groups 

M’ Wikwedong
M’Wikwedong Indigenous Friendship Centre, Aboriginal Friendship Centre (mwikwedong.com)
 



Sexual Health

Public Health
Sexual Health (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) 


Family Violence


Public Health
Family Violence (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)
 

Bruce Grey Child and Family Services
 
Bruce Grey Child and Family Services (bgcfs.ca)
 


Human Trafficking

The Women's Centre Grey Bruce
Crisis Help Line: 1-519-371-1600
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3722
Text: 226-974-0755

The Women's Centre Grey Bruce Inc. (thewomenscentre.org) 

Kids Ages 12-16 Contact Our House for Students affected by Human Trafficking or Sexual exploitation.  



Smoking and Vaping


Tele Health – Ontario Quitting Time (18+)
1 866-797-0000
 

Grey Bruce Public Health
Smoke & Vape-Free Living (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) 


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
vaping-youth-resource-en-pdf.pdf (camh.ca)
 



Addiction

CHOICES Canadian Mental Health Association
 
CHOICES Drug and Alcohol Counselling for Youth (cmha.ca) 


Grey Bruce Health Services
Mental Health & Addiction Services - Grey Bruce Health Services (gbhs.on.ca) 


Grey Bruce Public Health
Alcohol and Other Drugs (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) 


Addiction Support Groups
Addiction Support Groups - Grey and Bruce - southwesthealthline.ca 


Connex Ontario
Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Services | Connex Ontario
 



Housing


Y Housing – Resources and Support for students requiring support  
Housing Services: 519-371-9230 ext. 5
housing@osgb.ymca.ca 


Grey County Housing
519-376-7324
Affordable Housing Application | County of Grey - Colour It Your Way 


Bruce County Housing
519-881-0431
https://brucecounty.on.ca/services/human-services/apply-housing 


Youth and Transition 
Program
Youth in Transition Worker Program - YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce (ymcaowensound.on.ca)
 


Disordered Eating

Echo Ontario
Eating-disorders-youth-CHEO.pdf (echoontario.ca)
 


Food Programs


OSHaRE
519-376-3899
OSHaRE
 | What We Have We Will Share
 
 

Food Banks Grey and Bruce
Food Banks and Community Food Programs - Grey and Bruce - southwesthealthline.ca 


Legal Questions and Support

Youth Justice Support
Justice for Children and Youth |  JFCY – protecting the legal rights and dignity of children and youth.
 


Mental Health Action Kits


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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