February 21,

Mental Health & Resiliency

Mental Health & Resiliency

Curriculum Resource List for Health Topics                        

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Mental Health & Resiliency – Grade 8

Resource: Curriculum Connections:
Social and emotional learning curriculum for Grades 6-8. Hard copy is available to borrow from Public Health; call the Resource Secretary at 705-743-1000.
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, CT1.5, C2.3
Not Myself Today HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, CT1.5,C2.3
From Stressed Out to Chilled Out HPE: C1.2, C3.2, C2.3, PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5
The Innovation Centre
Click on links for positive mental health/resilience building activities to do with students; for example, the Appreciation Wall activity. Appreciation Wall
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5, C2.3
Healthy Transitions: Promoting Resilience and Mental Health in Young Adolescence HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, CT1.5,C2.3
Asset Building Puzzle Activity
Activity to identify individual assets, write on a puzzle piece, fit the pieces together on the wall to map collective assets and strengths. Puzzle Template
HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5, C2.3
Resiliency – Be Yourself
The “Be Positive Project” produced a series of PSAs with positive mental health messages.  Use these positive messages to support and reinforce curriculum resources.

Your Thoughts are 


Replace Negative
Thoughts with Positive Ones

Everyday is a Gift

HPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5, C2.3
Can You Feel It?
20-minute “day in the life of today’s teen” video dealing with stress. Use the story to initiate a discussion about stress and how it really affects youth. Students have the opportunity to build resiliency by planning their own “Life Design”.        

Trailer: Can You Feel It Comment Ca “Fil” (Francais)DVD and resource kit can be borrowed from the Peterborough County City Public Health 705-743-1000.

HHPE: PS1.1, PS1.2, IS1.3, IS1.4, CT1.5, C2.3
Information for Teachers:
Mental Health Services and Directory | Sante mentale
YouThrive (ages 12-19) | Vita-jeunesse
Embracing a Strengths-based Perspective and Practice in Education
Kids Help Phone | Jeuness J’ecoute
Growing Up Resilient:  Ways to Build Resilience in Children and Youth
Making a Difference: An Educators Guide to Child and Youth Mental Health Problems | Les interventions qui comptent
This excellent resource provides mental health information that is specifically relevant for classroom teachers.
The ABCs of Mental Health – A Teacher Resource
Children’s Mental Health Ontario – Teacher Resources | Santé mentale pour enfants Ontario – Ressources pour les enseignants
Mind Your Mind





Last modified on Sep 02, 2015