Physical and Mental Health Resources

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH:  GREAT CANADIAN (& ONTARIO) RESOURCES

 

Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation

When Something’s Wrong: Strategies for Teachers Handbook  (2007)

  • 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.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental Health and High School (2017)

  • Site specifically for teachers that provides information about recognizing when there’s a problem, ways to help, examples of effective accommodations and other links.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

  • Providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. Can search for local services.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Mental Health 101: Free Online Tutorials

  • Great site that includes lots of background information on different mental and behavioral health issues as well as substance abuse issues.

S.A.F.E. in Canada

1-800-DON’T-CUT (800-366-8288)

  • Resource for self-abuse prevention, support, education, and awareness.

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868

  • Toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, referral and Internet service for children and youth.

Together to Live: Youth Suicide Prevention Website

  • Info for youth, friends of youth and adults (reasons, risk factors, warning signs, providing support).

Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa

24 hour Crisis line (for children, youth, and their families): 613-260-2360

  • List drop-in services for youth (including GLBTTQ), intake services, youth justice links.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

www.ophea.net

  • 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.

www.phecanada.ca

  • 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!

www.playsport.net/about-playsport/teaching-games-understanding-tgfu-approach

  • A website that gives resources and academic articles related to teaching tactical games.

www.ciraontario.com

  • Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Ontario – This site offers resources which can be incorporated into DPA, H & PE and Intramural activities.

www.sexualityandu.ca

  • 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!

www.humankinetics.com

  • Leading publisher of PE related resources (Books, videos, CD’s, posters, Fitness Kits, etc.).

www.on.lung.ca

  • Free program for teachers called “Lungs are for Life” – step by step curriculum based lesson plans for tobacco education (grades 4-10).

www.ala.ca

  • Active Living Alliance; for students with disabilities.  Ideas for inclusion.

www.physical-literacy.org.uk/

  • A website that traces the origin of physical literacy

www.pecentral.org

  • US site dedicated to PE teachers; lesson ideas, assessment strategies, resources, etc.

www.youthnet.on.ca

  • Ottawa local youth mental health promotion program run by youth within the community.

 

RESOURCES FOR TEACHING NUTRITION

Teaching Nutrition

MISCELLANEOUS EDUCATOR RESOURCES

Other Resources for Educators

 

RESOURCES FROM PAST WORKSHOPS

  • Inside the Mind: Mental Health in Schools

    Slides