OCDSB mental health team available to answer your questions

OCDSB mental health team available to answer your questions
Posted on 04/28/2021
OCDSB mental health team available to answer your questions

May 3-9 is Mental Health Week. It offers an opportunity to reflect on the steps we can all take to support our mental health, cope with these challenging times, and find the help we need.

The OCDSB mental health team will be offering families an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to our mental health professionals. We will be hosting group sessions for parents to ask general questions about how to promote and sustain mental health.

Space will be limited to encourage better discussion. These virtual conversations will be held over Zoom. There will be general sessions for elementary, secondary and early-learning families. There will also be sessions for Indigenous and racialized families.

To register, please click on the links below. 

Date

Time

Group

Registration link

Monday, May 3

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Elementary

Link


7:00-8:00 p.m.

Secondary

Link

Tuesday, May 4

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Secondary

Link


7:00-8:00 p.m.

Elementary

Link

Wednesday, May 5

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Elementary

Link


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Secondary

Link

Thursday, May 6

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Elementary

Link


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Elementary

Link

Friday, May 7

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Early Learning

Link


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Indigenous

Link


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Racialized

Link

Send us your questions

If you are unable to participate, but have questions for our mental health professionals, they will be answering questions via email during Mental Health Week, May 3-9. Contact: childrensmentalhealth@ocdsb.ca

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Need urgent support?

Never forget that there are services available to you if you need help right now. They are confidential, non-judgmental and only a call or text away.

  • 911
  • YSB-Crisis Line: Crisis Line & chat services are for children and youth ages 12 to 18.  613-260-2360 or online chat www.ysb.ca/services/ysb-mental-health/24-7-crisis-line/
  • Distress Centre of Ottawa-Carleton: Answers calls from anyone reaching out for help.  613-238-3311
  • LGBTQ Youthline provides service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer. 1-800-268-9688
  • Black Youth Helpline: Toll Free 1-833-294-8650 https://blackyouth.ca/
  • First Nations and Inuit Hope and Wellness Helpline 1-855-242-3310
  • Kids help phone: Kids Help Phone’s non-judgmental, inclusive services are available to young people across Canada. They’re available for all kids, teens and young adults from coast to coast to coast. 1-800-668-6868, www.kidshelpphone.ca/live-chat
  • Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team:  Responds to calls from individuals, family members, and professionals in the community, providing support for mental health crises through assessment, short-term intervention, links to community supports, and liaison with other health and social service providers 613-722-6914
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