Starting the mental health conversation
Wellness, mindfulness and calming practices:
What is one thing you could do right now to lower your stress? You’re doing it right now! Breathe...just breathe. Breathing is sometimes taken for granted, but how we breathe can make a world of difference.
A guide to calm breathing: https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/calm-breathing-audio/
- Tips for a more restful, restorative sleep: https://www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com/resources/a-primer-on-sleep
- The app Headspace is offering a free subscription for educators and support staff for personal and classroom use. Included are meditations that can be used for mindfulness breaks or to deal with stress/anxiety/anger, as well as sleep stories and falling back to sleep meditations.
Championing a positive, supportive workplace culture:
BounceBack is a free program from Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.
Mental Health Apps
Teacher Wellbeing Strategies
The following articles include useful information about mental health and well-being.