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Six Tips to Practise Self-care During Ramadan

Six Tips to Practise Self-care During Ramadan

For the next month, many Muslim families around the world will be observing the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is practised through a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and giving back to the community. Sadly, for many families this will be their second year observing this month in a pandemic. This will mean missing out on gatherings at the mosque for Taraweeh (evening prayers), community...

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A Return to School for All Children and Youth

A Return to School for All Children and Youth

Children’s Mental Health Ontario is a strong advocate of the return to school for children because we believe that in-class learning is key to children’s development and mental health. We believe that schools should be the last to close and the first to open because long-term school closures can harm the mental health and development of children. We are encouraged to see that all schools across...

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Bell Let’s Talk 2020: Children’s Mental Health Ontario Sounds the Alarm

Bell Let’s Talk 2020: Children’s Mental Health Ontario Sounds the Alarm

Bell Let’s Talk 2020: Children’s Mental Health Ontario Sounds the Alarm. Today, for Bell Let’s Talk, Children’s Mental Health Ontario is sounding the alarm about the impact the pandemic is having on the mental health of children, youth, and families. We don’t want to keep talking; we need to see change. The mental health crisis our children, youth, and families are facing in Ontario is dire....

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Tips to Support Your Child’s Mental Health Through Remote Learning

Tips to Support Your Child’s Mental Health Through Remote Learning

This post was created in consultation with CMHO child and youth mental health professionals Michelle Boulanger, of Dufferin Child & Family Services and Nicole D'Souza and David Cho of Lumenus. With the provincial lockdown and many schools still closed, we know that many families are facing new challenges around online learning. Remote learning doesn’t work well for every child and it can be...

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State of Emergency, CEO Update

State of Emergency, CEO Update

The Province has declared a second State of Emergency in Ontario.  The number of Covid-19 cases in our communities is high and the reopening of schools has been further delayed.   Many families will be struggling to make it all work.  A lot of us will be trying to find answers to the tough questions:  If remote learning negatively impacted my child’s mental health before, what will happen this...

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Winter Break Activities for Mental Health

Winter Break Activities for Mental Health

With limited activities and social visits available for kids across the province right now, it’s no wonder we are hearing from a lot of parents concerned about keeping the kids busy over the school winter break. This was a question that came up several times in our recent live chat with child and youth mental health workers. As if this time of year isn’t hard enough already! To help you prepare...

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Live Chat with Child and Youth Mental Health Professionals by CMHO

Live Chat with Child and Youth Mental Health Professionals by CMHO

Just in time for the holidays: New Webinar with Children’s Mental Health Ontario With the holidays and the long days of winter approaching in the middle of the ongoing pandemic, we know that many families are struggling with mental health issues. That’s why we have asked two of our child and youth mental health experts to join us for a live chat. If you have questions or are looking for helpful...

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New Survey Launched by Youth Action Committee

New Survey Launched by Youth Action Committee

  This blog originally appeared on The New Mentality website. The New Mentality and Children’s Mental Health Ontario’s provincial Youth Action Committee (YAC) that works to identify major issues youth experiencing mental illness are currently facing in Ontario and generates youth-led policy recommendations who are responsible for change will be focusing on Race in the Mental Health System for...

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Four Tips to Ease Frustration in Remote Learning

Four Tips to Ease Frustration in Remote Learning

Looking for ways to minimize the amount of frustration and anxiety your child experiences while studying remotely? Here are four tips to help make remote learning work. Also, take a look at our Back-to-School Mental Health Kit for more information on Your Child’s Mental Wellness and Remote Learning. Protect your family’s downtime. You don’t want your children to feel like they’re living at...

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New Survey Launched by Youth Action Committee

The New Mentality Exploring Race in the Mental Health System

This blog originally appeared on The New Mentality website Through our joint provincial Youth Action Committee (YAC) with The New Mentality we support young people in identifying major issues youth experiencing mental illness are currently facing in Ontario. The YAC's role is to engage with youth across the province and work together to report on its findings and generate youth-led policy...

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