Mental Health & Well-Being Resources

To support families during this time, we have created a series of Mental Health & Well-Being Resource Packages. These resources are designed to support and enhance the great work that your family is already doing! The packages are organized by Grade and Division; however, many of the tips and resources are designed to support children at varying levels of development. We encourage you to utilize this “menu of options” as you feel would best meet the needs of your family.

Should you feel that your family could benefit from further support, Community Resources are available further down on this page.

Staff Mental Health and Well-Being

  • Professional learning, tools and resources continue to be provided for system leaders, educators and mental health professionals to support them throughout the school year.
  • A Staff Wellness Committee has been established at each school and work site that connects with a system Wellness Committee. ​
  • We continue to promote our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) resources and supports for staff. ​
  • We have established points of contact for Catholic Family Services for staff members wishing to seek out support.​

Student Mental Health and Well-Being

  • ​We have developed a number of resources to support student and family well-being during the 2020-2021 school year. ​
  • We have revised our process to accommodate the COVID-19 service delivery model/virtual tele-practice. ​
  • We continue to implement a tiered approach to mental health supports to address all student needs and target intensive help to students who are most affected.

School Mental Health Ontario (SMHO)

School Mental Health Ontario will be providing school boards with a professional learning framework and toolkit with specific resources to support the mental health of students, families and staff. Once released, we will be posting this toolkit on this page. Visit

Videos by HCDSB Social Workers

HCDSB Social Workers have posted videos on YouTube covering a number of important topics aimed to help our students, parents/families, and staff. Click the links below to launch each playlist. Be sure to check the description of each video for additional resources and links.

De Franco, RobMental Health & Well-Being