Well-being and mental health

The entire community has the power to ensure the well-being of our wonderful youth. Together, we help create positive and safe learning environments for students. To help its students and staff achieve well-being, the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières recognizes the importance of placing as much importance on mental health as it is on physical health and Catholic spirituality.

Throughout the year, our schools promote mental health and well-being to their students in a variety of ways. They employ universal, step-by-step approaches that benefit all children and youth, such as:

  • socio-emotional learning in the classroom and within the school;
  • mental health promotion programs;
  • daily physical activity;
  • support for positive behavior;
  • the " Vers le pacifique" program;
  • lessons and activities focusing on stress and anxiety management, self-regulation and empathy;
  • support tools;
  • Wellness Week
  • Child Mental Health Week
  • Catholic Education Week
  • clubs and sports teams;
  • theme days.

In addition to supporting the well-being and mental health of the entire school community, these interventions help us recognize the warning signs in some students. Our team can then offer support to students affected by a mental health problem (including stress and anxiety) or at risk of developing one. It offers them, among other things, opportunities to learn targeted skills and referrals to mental health support teams.

Wellness week

Every year in November, we celebrate Wellness Week in our schools and promote healthy relationships among young people. Activities are then organized in connection with the annual theme. We invite you to consult your school's calendar to find out what activities are planned for this year.

Services available

The Council works hand in hand with professionals in the field and community organizations to offer more sustained intervention to students who need it. Among others, services are offered by:

  • a special education technician
  • a social worker
  • a mental health and addictions nurse
  • an attendance officer


211 Ontario

The award-winning 211 (2-1-1) helpline and website provide a trusted source for people seeking community, social, health and government information and services. 211 helps navigate the complex social services network quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, every day, in over 24 languages.

School health services

Through these services, young patients who need physical, medical or mental health support a range of school health services to optimize their opportunities to go to school and make the most of their learning environment.

Mental health services

List of various mental health services offered according to the regions served by our Board (PDF not accessible):

pdfNorthern regions(Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Hearst and Smooth Rock Falls)

pdfSouthern regions (Matheson, Ramore, Kirkland Lake, New Liskeard, Englehart)

pdfCentral regions (Timmins)