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Mental Health Strategies for Families

Student and Family Support

​On this site you will find documents and links with resources and supports such as breathing exercises, how to cope with isolation (stress and anxiety), what anxiety looks/feels like, tips to support teens, alcohol and drug use and abuse, family support, parenting support, mental health and crisis resources, and coping strategies. 

If your child or family would like to connect with someone to help support them in the coming weeks, please email the Student Services Counsellor​ assigned to your child’s school. They can provide over the phone or online supports, as needed.

Coping Strategies

Sample Schedule

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  • Daily physical activity
  • Journaling 
  • Deep breathing exercises 
  • (3-3-3 Breathing: inhale for 3 seconds, hold for 3 seconds, exhale for 3 seconds)
  • Getting outdoors
  • Connect with friends (text, email, phone call, Facetime, Skype, Google Meet, or other video apps)
  • Schedule your day – helps to live with purpose​.
  • Sample Schedule

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