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    Mental Health and Well-being

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    Supporting Minds: An Educator's Guide to Promoting Students' Mental Health and Well-Being 

    Ministry of Education

    Resource Type: Guide

    Division: Background information only – not applicable

    This resource guide provides information to help educators recognize students who may be experiencing distress or be at risk of developing mental health problems. It also outlines ways in which educators can promote the mental health and well-being of all students. The guide includes background information regarding causes of and problems related to substance use. 

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    Positive Mental Health Toolkit

    Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

    Resource Type: Toolkit

    Division: Background information only – not applicable

    This online toolkit provides educators with an introduction to practices and perspectives associated with positive mental health.

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    Creating and Sustaining Mentally Healthy Classrooms

    School Mental Health-Assist

    Resource Type: Tutorial

    Division: Background information only – not applicable

    This online video tutorial for adult mental health leaders in schools addresses mental health promotion, what it looks like in practice, and why it is important. It emphasizes that creating a safe classroom is a collaboration between the school, home, and community partners that helps students establish and maintain positive mental health, which in turn forms the foundation for academic success. The tutorial is a part of the Ministry of Education’s Supporting Minds resource.