Resources for Families

Our Wellness Coaches have developed a number of resources to share with families and support student wellness.

Links

The following links may be helpful to parents:

Coping Skills

  • Feelings Thermometer
    Coping Skills for Kids offers a free printable with instructions for creating and using your own feelings thermometer, plus a blank one for you to use.

  • Grounding Techniques
    The Grounding Techniques worksheet describes four skills used for controlling intense emotional experiences and regaining mental focus. Grounding techniques work by focusing attention on the present moment, and bringing attention back to reality.

  • 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Exercise
    A coping skill you can use or have your children use to help get you through tough or stressful situations.

Gratitude

Hope

  • Hopeful Minds
    Hopeful Minds provides lessons to help you learn about hope or teach others about hope and how to develop this important skill. We especially love Lesson #1: What is Hope? and creating the Hope Sunflower.

  • iFred.org
    Provides resources for understanding depression as well as hope.

Mindfulness

  • 25 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Children and Teens
    Mindfulness activities from Positive Psychology geared for different age groups as well as strategies and tips for teaching mindfulness and practising it yourself.

  • Mindful Schools is offering FREE mindfulness classes for kids online right now.

  • Smiling Mind offers a mindfulness app that you and your kids can download for FREE.

  • Heart Mind Online provides families with mindful activity suggestions.

  • Mental Health Delta Division provides families with worksheets and activities on a variety of mental health topics, including anger, stress, and self-esteem.

  • Mindfulness 101
    A free course for adults from Brilliant Mindfulness that provides participants with a 15-20 minute mindfulness lesson each day for a week.

Self-Care

  • 30 Ways to Practice Self-Care
    A great list of things you can do to take care of yourself from Youthab and Chief Health.

  • selfcare.ca
    Learn more about the seven pillars of self-care with your resource for all things self-care in Canada.

Self-Compassion

  • Self-Compassion Test
    Find out how Self-Compassionate you are learn about some Self-Compassion practices you can try from Dr. Kristin Neff.

Smoking and Vaping

Stress and Anxiety

  • Calming Anxiety in Children
    Learn some tips and strategies to help your child learn to calm themselves when they are feeling anxious.

  • MindShift App
    Free app from Anxiety Canada that provides scientific strategies for stress and anxiety.

  • Anxiety Canada
    Offers anxiety resources for youth and caregivers

  • Mental Health Meter
    Resource developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association to help you understand more about how mentally fit you are.

  • The Importance of Self-Care
    Learn why taking care of yourself is an important step for managing anxiety.

Fall Conversation Starters

Use these questions to connect at meals and engage in some fun family conversations. Please click on the picture below to access a printable version of this resource.