Health and Wellness
At Renfrew County Catholic, we take the Health and Wellness of our students and staff very seriously. We know that a student that is healthy, both physically and mentally, is best able to learn and grow.
This year the RCCDSB theme is:
As a community of believers, we strive to recognize and remove barriers to create just and equitable opportunities for all.
Health and Wellness is important to RCCDSB which is why there are workers supporting students in our schools. Please click on the link to view the page.
Mental Health and Wellness RCCDSB Plans
It is a pleasure to add our strategic plan for the next 3 years for mental health and wellness.
Social Emotional Learning
This year teachers have been given a home grown package of social emotional learning lessons for all grades with the help of a talented team of our own educators. This can support all students in coming back into the classroom and remembering that community, connection and collaboration are all important parts of the classroom! Together we can empower our children with resilience activities – learning that we can all benefit from.
Mental Health Resources
The Mehrit Center – Self-Regulation with Stuart Shankar
This web link contains information sheets on what you need to know about self-regulation including Self-Regulation the Early Years, 10 Self-Regulation Lessons Learned, The Impact of Trauma and Self-Regulation a Parent’s Guide.
Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)
Parents’ Lifelines is a non-profit family support organization for parents and caregivers whose children to age 24 are dealing with mental health and/or addiction challenges. Their website includes information on the services they provide including: a Confidential Telephone Helpline, Parent Support Groups, and a Young Adult Support group.
CHEO – Ask the Experts
A series of questions and answers by parents, caregivers and friends of children with mental health issues. Real life issues are presented and CHEO’s psychiatrist, Dr. Hazen Gandy and psychologist, Dr. Phil Ritchie provide answers.
Thinking Helpful Thoughts
This is an interactive healthy thinking activity, which can help children to learn how to think about common stressful situations in a more healthy and balanced way. Parents can work through the activity with their child and can encourage them to identify more helpful ways of thinking about other stressful situations in their lives as well.
Interactive Bedtime Routine
If your family is dealing with bedtime struggles, a consistent bedtime routine can be helpful. This interactive activity will help children and parents develop a more structured bedtime routine. Check off the activities as you complete them and then receive a special goodnight message! You can also choose to print your customized routine.
Phoenix Center for Children and Families Parent Resources
These resources are recommended by the local children’s mental health center.
Parent Videos for Student Mental Health
Short 2-5 minute videos about supporting students with their mental health. These videos feature some of the most distinguished professionals in the field of mental health.