Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources - Families

*New*  Through Niagara Parents, public health nurses continue to be happy
to virtually provide supports and reliable advice about pregnancy,
child or parental mental health concerns, growth and development,
general parenting questions (for children 0-18) and community
supports.

Connect with a public health nurse at Niagara Parents
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.:
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COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Hub

School Mental Health Ontario
https://smho-smso.ca/covid-19/parents-and-families/

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic
https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

Canadian Psychological Association – Psychological Impacts of COVID-19
https://cpa.ca/docs/File/Publications/FactSheets/PW_Psychological_Impacts_COVID-19.pdf

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – Helping Families Cope with COVID-19
https://www.oacas.ca/upload/editor/outbreak-factsheet-1.pdf

Has COVID-19 Affected Your Mental Health
https://health-sunnybrook-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/health.sunnybrook.ca/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-mental-health/amp/

Covid-19 Toolkit
https://www.we.org/en-CA/get-doing/activities-and-resources/wellbeing/covid-19-toolkit

 

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Child Mind Institute
https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://youtu.be/WhVad8ToCiU

Anxiety Canada
https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/talking-to-kids-about-covid-19/

Pathstone Mental Health: How to Talk With Your Kids About Coronavirus
https://pathstonementalhealth.ca/coronaviruscovid19/#/

Talking to Teens and Tweens about Coronovirus
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/well/family/coronavirus-teenagers-anxiety.html?referringSource=articleShare

A Comic Explaining the New Coronavirus to Kids
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

 

Specialized Supports

Autism Canada – How to Explain COVID-19 to Your Child with ASD
https://secureservercdn.net/45.40.155.175/506.fdc.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Autism-Canada-COVID-19-Message.pdf

Tourette Association of America – COVID-19 Resources for Tourette Syndrome
https://tourette.org/covid-19-resources-for-tourette-syndrome/

International OCD Foundation – COVID-19 and OCD Resource Page
https://iocdf.org/covid19/

 

Addressing Stress and Anxiety

Anxiety Canada – What to Do if You're Anxious or Worried about COVID-19
https://www.anxietycanada.com/articles/what-to-do-if-you-are-anxious-or-worried-about-coronavirus-covid-19/

Dealing With Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic
http://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

 

Fun Ways to Engage Kids and Build Connection

Random Acts of Kindness
https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ 
https://assets.randomactsofkindness.org/downloads/hello_help_cards.pdf

Home Art Activities
https://theartofeducation.edu/2020/03/13/27-art-activities-and-lessons-to-try-at-home/

TED Talks for Kids
https://www.ted.com/playlists/86/talks_to_watch_with_kids

The Globe and Mail’s Tips for Keeping Kids Occupied
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/article-coronavirus-kids-home-ideas-occupied-entertained-march-break-schools/

Physical Activity for Children and Youth
https://www.caringforkids.cps.ca/handouts/physical_activity

 

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