Get Ready to Take on Winter with
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
We know the pandemic and COVID-19 prevention measures have already had an impact on children and youth mental health. For many of us, it has impacted our whole family’s mental wellness. Now, once again, Ontarians are facing new lockdown measures and we are being asked to stay home and only see those people in our households.
It’s a tough start to the New Year. The experience can be isolating, lonely, and even overwhelming for families who are home-schooling and trying to work. Many of us have found ourselves without our usual supports or activities for the kids to do.
It’s even harder when our children are facing mental health challenges. Additionally, this is the time of year when many of us start to feel the mental health impacts (such as sleep disturbances, low interest in activities, fatigue, and irritability) of having less exposure to daylight.
Recognizing that this winter may be a difficult time for a lot of families across the province, especially those whose children have mental illness, Children’s Mental Health Ontario has rounded up some expert tips to help you through the season.