YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: GREAT CANADIAN (& ONTARIO) RESOURCES
A quick reference source of useful classroom strategies to help elementary and secondary school teachers and administrators understand and assist students with mood, behaviour or thinking disorders.
Site specifically for teachers that provides information about recognizing when there’s a problem, ways to help, examples of effective accommodations and other links.
Providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. Can search for local services.
Great site that includes lesson plans (linked to Ontario curriculum).
Resource for self-abuse prevention, support, education, and awareness.
Toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth.
Info for youth, friends of youth and adults (reasons, risk factors, warning signs, providing support).
24 hour Crisis line (for children, youth, and their families): 613-260-2360
Youth and Family Counselling Services Intake line: 613-562-3004
List drop-in services for youth (including GLBTTQ), intake services, youth justice links.
Translation & transfer of scientific knowledge. Information for teens, parents, community organizations, transition info for students moving from high school to post-secondary.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Ontario Physical and Health education Association, providing many teaching resource, workshops, newsletters, conferences, and links. This site offers resources galore, especially the grade specific Curriculum Support Document. Step by step lesson plans.
Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Ontario – This site offers resources which can be incorporated into DPA, H & PE and Intramural activities.
Curriculum based resources from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. They provide free workshops for teachers too!
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Curriculum based lesson plans and many other resources and links for drug education personal and social skills.
Up to date explanations by Canada’s leading experts; separate sites for teens, parents, teachers, healthcare professionals, and adults. Lots of good lesson plan ideas for sexual health education!
Leading publisher of PE related resources (Books, videos, CD’s, posters, Fitness Kits, etc.).
Free program for teachers called “Lungs are for Life” – step by step curriculum based lesson plans for tobacco education (grades 4-10).
Getting Assessment Right: Health and Physical Education Grades 1-8 – this is a great resource for assessment in PE. The participation rubric came from this document.
Active Living Alliance; for students with disabilities. Ideas for inclusion.
Physical and Health education (PHE) Canada (formerly the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) – Activity ideas, quality school health, conferences, and many more resources!
A website that traces the origin of physical literacy
A website that gives resources and academic articles related to teaching tactical games.
Statistics Canada Website for learning resources and lesson plans.
Education website with downloadable Daily Physical Activity Handbook with cross-curricular links.
US site dedicated to PE teachers; lesson ideas, assessment strategies, resources, etc.
Ottawa local youth mental health promotion program run by youth within the community.
Program to teach children how to manage their stress and develop a positive perspective.
Ottawa Public Health initiative to provide resources for teachers and parents to have THAT – mental health – talk with their students/children.
Help people to find inner peace by sharing how to incorporate holistic practices such as meditation and mindfulness into their daily lives, as well as enjoying the satisfaction that comes with taking charge of their well being.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHING NUTRITION
MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATOR RESOURCES
RESOURCES FROM PAST WORKSHOPS
Inside the Mind: Mental Health in Schools