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Back-to-School Mental Health Kit


While back-to-school is hard for most children and youth in a normal year, this year our kids are facing extraordinary circumstances relating to the pandemic and infection control measures. We know parents are experiencing unprecedented stress and are worried about their kids’ mental wellness.

To help, Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has prepared a Back-to-School Mental Health Kit. We want to empower families who are concerned about their child’s mental health and help you find further mental health supports if you need them.


We know how hard this is

We know many parents are concerned about their children’s mental health. Children’s Mental Health Ontario and its partner, The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, are reporting new findings on how the pandemic is effecting the mental health of children, youth and their families.

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Inside the Back-to-School Mental Health Kit

Resources and tips to help you and your family navigate these uncertain times.


6 Tips to Support Mental Wellness

Help your child prepare for the start of the school year.

Mental Wellness and Pandemic Prevention

Supporting children’s mental wellness while encouraging pandemic prevention measures.

Navigating the School System

Guidance on how to get supports at school for your child with mental health issues.

Peer Support and School Relationships

Tips for encouraging and supporting friendships during the school year