Announcement (COVID-19)

These times of Coronavirus and social distancing are tough on all of us.
For someone who is living with mental health issues, the anxiety and change in routine can be overwhelming. 
Please know that alone doesn’t mean lonely, and that asking for help is a sign of strength.

Destigmatization. Education. Community.

Parents

Parents, if your child has been diagnosed with a mental health issue, please know you are not alone. We know it can feel that way as you navigate the school system and deal with the pressures and stigma associated with these kinds of issues. And we know this is hard. We are here to support you.

Teachers

Teachers, we know that you are seeing more anxiety in your classrooms than ever before. Statistics tell us that 1 in 5 students — 20% of a classroom — will have some type of mental health issue. This is not defiant behaviour and we need to work together to identify what it truly is.

Community

You are the front line workers with our children — you are the camp counsellors, hockey coaches, dance teachers and more. You spend time with our kids and play such an incredible role in their development. We want to help you to help them to learn and to grow and to empower them, especially in their times of stress and worry. We want to build a compassionate community for all those who suffer, their families and all those who love them.

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Watch Our Latest MHED TALKS

March 23, 2020
How to Cope When Cooped Up

Beth Tzedec Live

Watch Leanne Matlow, a cognitive behavioural therapy counsellor, as she guides us in caring for our own mental health and the mental health of our kids during this tumultuous time.

Blog by Leanne Matlow

Thinking About Thoughts

16 Apr

Tips for Parents: Managing Anxiety during COVID19

Here are 10 ways to help you manage your children’s anxiety throughout these unprecedented times.

6 Apr

Why is it so hard to be bored?

Boredom can be both a force for good, creativity and new ideas, but it can also lead us to feel apathetic. But you have a choice which state of boredom you embrace.

30 Mar

Tolstoy “The strongest of all warriors are these two: Time and Patience.

One of the biggest struggles we all face right now is the almost Herculean effort it takes to be stuck in a state that we hate: WAITING. In fact, it goes counter to our modern ways of no longer waiting for anything and our intolerance when things are slow.

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