Youth Mental Health Resources

Distraction Strategies

Distraction activities help us take our minds off sources of stress, anxiety and uncertainty. While addressing issues in our lives is important, we all need opportunities to take a break, distract ourselves and relax. 

Thought Changing Strategies

Thought-changing strategies are an effective way to help us cope with our feelings and experiences of anxiety. These strategies can help you get out of a thinking-trap and find ways to help your thoughts stop fixating on things that may be causing increased anxiety. 

Allyship and Student Mental Health

Mental health and equity are intimately connected. These resources are intended to help those of us with privilege explore our responsibility to people impacted by systemic oppression, and provide concrete tips for how we can support our friends and their communities.

Equity Literacy and Mental Health

Equity is intricately connected to mental health. Realities of systemic oppression shape the lives of people based on racism, sexism, colonialism, homophobia, transphobia and other forms of oppression. Understanding the connection between oppression and mental health is crucial for us to better understand our own experiences and those of our peers.

Gratitude Strategies for Coping with Anxiety

We created resources for Ontario secondary school students in partnership with School Mental Health Ontario. These resources are intended to help young people who may be experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Through a variety of options, students can find the right coping strategies that work for them.

Understanding Anxiety during Unprecedented Times

We created resources for Ontario secondary school students in partnership with School Mental Health Ontario. Many students are finding themselves anxious and stressed in the face of COVID-19, social isolation and a school year that looks quite different from what anyone anticipated. These resources are designed to help students – and everyone – better understand the anxiety we feel during these times.

Muscle Relaxation Strategies for Coping with Anxiety

We created resources for Ontario secondary school students in partnership with School Mental Health Ontario. These resources are intended to help young people who may be experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Through a variety of options, students can find the right coping strategies that work for them.

Breathing Exercises for Coping with Anxiety

We created resources for Ontario secondary school students in partnership with School Mental Health Ontario. These resources are intended to help young people who may be experiencing anxiety and other mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Through a variety of options, students can find the right coping strategies that work for them.