General Resources & Support
- Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
Provides education, training and support for healthcare professionals supporting patients with ADHD. This website also includes a public information portion providing recommended reading, resources and videos for parents, children, youth and adults as well as educators.
- Champions for Community Mental Wellness
An online resource dedicated to changing the conversation about child, youth and family mental health. Features include a blog that share personal experiences with child, youth and family mental health; tip sheets designed to bridge communication between youth, parents and providers that can be downloaded; and a mental health resource list. Champions for Community Mental Wellness also offers a closed Facebook group that parents can access for non-judgmental support and information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2070443646429689/
- Confident Parents: Thriving Kids
A family-focused phone based coaching service for parents of children ages 3 to 12 which works with parents to reduce mild to moderate behavioural problems and promote healthy child development.
- Dalai Lama Centre: Heart - Mind Online
Created by the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace & Education the Heart-Mind online website is a resource for anyone who cares for or about children. The website provides resources for promoting children's Heart-Mind well-being with evidenced-informed research. Resources can be viewed by early years, middle years and adolecent age groupings.
- First Nations Health Authority: What is Mental Wellness & Substance Use?
Find out more about mental wellness and substance use on the First Nations Health Authority website.
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre
Online resource featuring quick reference sheets on different types of mental health challenges, plain language medication fact sheets and more. Youth and parents can also call in to the Kelty and speak with youth/parents who can assist with navigation and support.
Online resource that youth can access to find out more information about mental health, body image & eating topics as well as substance use challenges. The website features checklists, videos and also provides information for friends and families supporting loved ones facing these challenges.
- The Merhit Centre
Everything you want to know about self regulation and more; videos, graphics, webinars; from Dr. Stuart Shanker
- Children, Youth & Depression - Canadian Mental Health Association
Information about depression in children & youth including how to recognize it and what you can do about it.
- How To Talk With Kids About Stress - Heart-Mind Online
Stress can actually be a good thing but too much, chronic stress can be unhealthy. Find 8 questions to assist you in having a conversation with your child or youth about stress.
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