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7 Resources for Kids and Families
Although mindyourmind is geared towards individuals 14 years and older, we wanted to provide children and their families with some relevant and age-appropriate resources to support their mental health.
Check out these 7 resources below:
- Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada: strongmindsstrongkids.org
Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada promotes the mental well-being of children and youth in Canada. They are dedicated to nurturing resilience in kids with the use of psychological science so they can manage, learn, and grow from the many challenges in life.
- Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO): cmho.org
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO)’s primary goal is to promote a coordinated and high-performing system of care so that young people get the mental health supports they need to thrive. They focus on advocacy, partnerships and member support to achieve their objectives.
- Anxiety Canada: anxietycanada.com
Anxiety Canada is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.
- Kids Help Phone: kidshelpphone.ca
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French. Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through the website, you can connect with Kids Help Phone whenever you want, however you want.
- Strongest Families Institute: strongestfamilies.com
“SFI" is an award-winning charity grounded in twenty years of social science research. Their evidence-based, bilingual mental health services are available for children/youth, adults, and their families, when and where they need it.
- Caring for Kids: caringforkids.cps.ca
Caring for Kids provides parents with information about their child’s and teen’s health and well-being. Because the site is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society — the voice of more than 3,300 Canadian pediatricians— you can be sure the information is reliable.
- This is a list of books for helping kids understand emotional and learning challenges.
Elora is not a stranger to mindyourmind. In 2015, she started as a volunteer and in 2018 she was hired as a Youth Development Coordinator. After a brief break to finish her Bachelor of Social Work degree at King’s University College, Elora is back in a new and exciting role: Be Safe Coordinator. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and her lived experience allows her to bring a unique perspective to the work mindyourmind does. Elora is looking forward to traveling the globe again and enjoys hiking, cozying up on the couch to laugh along with stand-up comedy shows, spending time with family and friends, and solo dance parties.
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