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Mental Health Resources

Navigating a pandemic can be hard on our mental health. Many things in our daily lives have changed as we take action to protect ourselves against COVID-19. To help students and families cope in these uncertain times, our Division compiled a list of resources that families and caregivers can use to support student mental health during social distancing.

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Provincial and local resources, including information about back to school during COVID-19 and supports in the Edmonton area

AHS: Back to school during COVID-19

Alberta-wide resources

A video series that addresses different mental health challenges—such as anxiety and behavioural challenges—and offers strategies to address them Video series: AHS Mental Health Literacy Series for Parents and Caregiver
Guidelines from experts from the Child Mind Institute to assist families with supporting children with at-home learning Strategies for Supporting Learning at Home
Actions families can take throughout the month to cope with uncertainty during social distancing Coping Calendar
Activities and challenges for all ages requiring: memory, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility Games and Activities to Optimize Self Regulation
A booklet that guides parents and caregivers on best practices for integrating play at home The Importance of Playing
An information sheet that outlines how to use daily stress to build resilience Teen Mental Health: How to Not Bubble Wrap Kids
Information for parents on how to help their child(ren) express challenging emotions Llama Llama - Emotional Code Words
A free webinar from the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Supporting Children during COVID-19
Strategies to deal with stress Understanding Stress
Edmonton community resources that support mental health Resources Around Me: Kids Help Phone
Guidance on how to address and reframe inappropriate behaviour in children Infographic: Reframe the Behaviour
Guidance from internationally renowned developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld Taking Care of Kids in Alarming Times
Tip sheet from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Talking to Children About COVID-19 and its impact
Tips to create structure and routine for children and youth while at home Tips for Routines During COVID-19