Supporting Mental Health in a Pandemic

Supporting Mental Health in a Pandemic
Posted on 02/19/2021
Mental Health

In collaboration with our school council, we hosted a virtual presentation called Supporting Mental Health in a Pandemic. The presenters were our school social worker, Ariel Burns, and school psychologist, Marie Pelletier. For anyone that was unable to join us for the presentation, the recording is available through this link -

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Additionally, Ariel and Marie have shared the following resources for those that are in need of immediate support, or are interested in learning more about the topic that was presented:

24/7 crisis support:

  • Youth Services Bureau- Crisis Line (613-260-2360) or to chat online

  • Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat via text message (or

  • Ottawa Distress Centre (613-238-3311) or 

  • Ottawa Crisis Line (613-722-6914)

Free support for parents and children/ teens (same-day or next-day virtual counseling appointments available):

Informative websites on mental health and support:

  • School Mental Health Ontario - information sheets for both youth and parents (

  •  “Info Sheets” on specific Mental Health topics & Screening Tools (

  • Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (PLEO)- peer support for parents of children with mental health challenges (

Videos on stress and COVID-19:

Videos on screen time:


We are extremely grateful for this initiative from our school council, and the professional support of Marie and Ariel.

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