Please attend the following events during NT’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 1-7):
- Our Stressbuster sessions happening May 1st – Kung Fu, Zumba or Yoga
- Our Anti-Stigma Forum taking place May 4 at lunch in the auditorium.Here you will learn about mental health & hear stories of hope & recovery from youth who’ve dealt with mental health issues
- Our Find Your Way to Wellness Workshops happening in various locations May 5 at lunch on topics such as Healthy Baking (staff room), Slam Poetry (rm 217), Managing Your Test Anxiety (rm 224) & an Arts Café (TBA). No need to sign up. Just show up.
- Our Feel Good Jam in the courtyard next Thursday, May 7th – bring guitars, rhythm instruments to our giant jam session to sing your worries away. Tell Jeremy Fox-Revett if you want to lead a song…
- Our #WheelofWellness whole school photo. Friday, May 8th. Postponed until the fall
- We’re also going to cap off your week with a giveaway of free chocolate goodies on Friday at lunch.
As promised in our Anti-Stigma Forum, here is a list of resources that will provide assistance for all of your mental health needs:
If you would like support, you can speak with a family member, a counsellor, or a doctor.
If you need someone to talk to 24/7, call the Toronto Distress Centre at 416-408-HELP(4357) or the Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please go to a hospital or call 9-1-1.
Other places where you can find support and information:
-Anne Johnston Health Station
(Call 416-486-8666 for an appointment with a social worker)
-Assaulted Women’s Help Line
(For 24/7 support call 416-863-0511)
-BFO (Bereaved Families of Ontario)
-CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
(Call 416-535-8501, press 2 for Access CAMH, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
-CTYS Central Toronto Youth Services
(Call 416-924-2100 for more information)
-Delisle Youth Services
(Call 416-482-0081 for more information)
-Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
(Call 416-962-YOUTH or text 647-694-4275, Sunday to Friday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.)
-MDAO (Mood Disorders Association of Ontario)
-YSAP Youth Substance Abuse Program
(Call 416-603-6366 for more information)