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Well-being Resources

Parents and students can find resources to support their well-being at the links below.

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Mental Health 

Surviving and Thriving at home with your Children

Webinar series by Dr David Tranter on topics such as managing anxiety and stress, coping with challenging behaviour and more tips to thrive during this difficult time. 

Talking to your anxious child about Covid 19

Children and youth who have an anxiety disorder may find the information about COVID-19 in the news and around them especially worrisome. Here are some practical strategies to support you and your child.

Mental health and the Covid 19

A factual FAQ page from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

How to talk to kids and teens about Covid 19

Dr David Walsh- Psychology Today. 

Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6886 or text Connect to 686868. Information also available on the Kids Help Phone website.

Mental Health Crisis Line

This bilingual service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 613-722-6914.

Mindfulness

 

12 easy and fun mental health practices to try at home with elementary children

 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for children. The site contains lots of videos, brain breaks, and games for a variety of ages.

 

GoNoodle – Think About It

Mindfulness and relaxation activities for children. Find more activities from GoNoodle

Physical and Leisure Activities

Primary Screen Break Activities

A variety of offline suggestions for fun and engaging activities for children in grades K-3. 

Junior Screen Break Activities

A variety of offline suggestions for fun and engaging activities for children in grades 4-6.

GoNoodle – Zumba Kids

Lots of links within this site to help encourage physical activity and dance. Find more activities from GoNoodle. 

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for children. The site contains lots of videos, brain breaks, and games for a variety of ages.

DPA activities

For daily physical activities for students, follow OPHEA on Facebook or @OpheaCanada on Twitter.

Spiritual Health

Connecting with the Church — Masses and the Rosary

Three-minute Retreats

Hopeful Quotes

Prayer to Overcome Anxiety

Christian Meditation with Children

Virtual Tour of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

Explore the beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and witness Renaissance art and architecture and the centre of the Catholic Church. 

The Religion Teacher

A resource with many activities and lessons for Catholic Schools created by Jared Dees, author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator and Christ in the Classroom. During this extended time from school, he has kindly unlocked many of his resources and activities.

Me & My House Catholic Parenting

A new resource with activities for Catholic families with an emphasis on parents and the family as the first educators and socializers of faith. This website provides suggestions on how to nurture the home, school, and parish relationship.

Praying Each Day

A comprehensive prayer resource with daily prayers and prayers organized by theme. During challenging times, prayer can be a great source of peace, hope and comfort.