Wellness During Covid-19

This is a collection of resources to assist you and your family while navigating your mental wellness during the Covid-19 crisis.  We hope this helps. Stay home, be safe, be well. 

Please also see the Move Your Body collection for more ideas for staying well.  

If you find there are too many resources to sort through, you can filter the results using the “Filter Resources” area on the left side of the screen.  Select “Education Level” to narrow your results to a specific education level.   (Please note - for the purposes of this site these "Education Levels" are used when filtering - Lower Primary = K-2, Upper Primary=3-5, Middle Years=6-8, High School=9-12)

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10 Days of Happiness from Action for Happiness
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"Boost your wellbeing during the crisis.

The Covid-19 pandemic brings big challenges for our mental health, whether you're isolating at home or trying to live with the new restrictions. This program can help you cope and find a little more happiness in these crazy times.

Learn how to be happier.
10 Days of Happiness is a free online coaching program which guides you through daily actions for happier living."

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
05/13/2020
15 Social-Emotional Learning Interventions
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"This resource packages up 15 SEL intervention ideas from Panorama's expert SEL curriculum partners—complete with "how to" instructions and templates for use. These low-lift, actionable strategies can help rebuild community, foster positive relationships, and assist students in navigating complex emotions."

You will have to provide your information to download the packet.

Example Interventions (Instructions Included!):

✔ 2x10 Relationship Building
✔ Empathy Exercise
✔ Feelings Journal
✔ Rose, Bud, Thorn
✔ Home Visits Protocol
✔ Cooldown Process

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Panorama Education
Date Added:
10/28/2020
1. Managing Your Mind - recorded copy
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Educational Use
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Sun West DLC's Managing Your Mind presentation. Review discussions on daily stress and anxiety with three guest speakers. Learn strategies for growing resiliency in your life and home and hear from DLC teachers about some quick activities that can help manage your own mind during a stressful moment.

This presentation has been Powered by RBC, partners of the DLC in creating a locally developed Mental Wellness 30 course, and partners in bringing mental wellness discussions and awareness to the forefront. Thank you RBC, for your support, and for your contribution in making today’s event happen.

Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Renee Jain
Sun West DLC
Trina Markusson
Date Added:
04/08/2021
8 Ways to Improve Engagement in Your Virtual Classroom — Yoga Ed.
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"With big changes come bigger learnings. In the online learning space, our students (and honestly ourselves as educators!) contend with countless new challenges: distractions, shared spaces, lack of eye contact, missed social cues, passive observation and more.

Amid these challenges, how can we as educators and families ensure engagement, connection and quality learning within the students under our care?

We’re here to share what we’ve learned with you. In this month’s toolkit, you will:

Understand the imbalances in the mind-body that may happen during distance learning,

Identify when you and your students may be experiencing overstimulation of mental/cognitive domain and under-stimulation of physical, emotional and social domains, and

Learn 8 accessible yoga and mindfulness tools to feel connected and engaged during distance learning.

Enter your info below to download the toolkit."

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Yoga Ed
Date Added:
12/08/2020
AboutKidsHealth
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This site includes resources on how to support your child's mental health and general wellbeing through physical activity, sleep, nutrition and learning.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
AboutKidsHealth
Sick Kids
Date Added:
01/25/2021
Accessing Everfi at Home - Amazing FREE Online Courses for Students
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
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EVERFI provides unrivaled cloud-based digital courses to a growing and connected high-speed network base of technology users of all ages from K-12 students.

These courses are FREE and excellent. Students navigate engaging courses at their own pace.

This is a wonderful opportunity to continue learning at home!

(Courses for younger students will require adult participation, but courses for grades 3/4 and up can be done independently).

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Math
Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
03/27/2020
Action for Happiness - Altruistic August!
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"Altruism is vital for the human race to survive and thrive; and each of our lives is supported by countless kind acts from other people. Yet in our world today, so much is directing us to think only about ourselves - and we often forget the happiness that comes by caring for others. We want to change that. This August Action for Happiness asking everyone to take one kind act per day. Let's create a wave of kindness to spread around the world."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
07/31/2020
Action for Happiness - Joyful June
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind.This Joyful June Calendar has daily actions for June 2020 to help us look for what's good even in difficult times. Download as an image for sharing or a PDF for printing. Please pass on to others.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
06/01/2020
Action for Happiness - Jump Back July!
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"This Jump Back July Calendar has daily actions for July 2020 to help us be more resilient in challenging times. Download as an image for sharing or a PDF for printing."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
06/22/2020
Anxiety Canada on the App Store
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A smartphone App designed to help teens and youth to cope with anxiety - promoting a shift in thinking about anxiety.

Available for iPhone/iPad in the apple store:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mindshift/id634684825?mt=8

Available for android in google play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bstro.MindShift&hl=en

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Game
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Back Home in the Heart — Yoga Ed.
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"‘Tis the season of gratitude and reflection, of homecomings and joyous tidings... At least, that’s what the end-of-year holiday time usually brings. While we acknowledge that this year has been anything but usual, simply saying “2020 is different” feels like too obvious an understatement.

Many of us simply aren’t ready or even willing to reflect on a year of thwarted plans, grave safety concerns, and extraordinary challenges to our core values and identities. Even so, we realize that some kind of closure, however small or personal, is essential to moving forward with courage and wholeheartedness.

With this toolkit, we share our favorite practices for heart-centered breathwork, movement and mindful presence. The journey of returning to joy can carry us through sorrow, anger or exhaustion, and we provide tools here to support you with release, relief and rest.

In this toolkit, you’ll find practices for:

Hope

Rest

Reflection

Joy

Connection

Processing Grief

Letting Go

Sitting with Stress

Enter your email to download the toolkit today."

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Yoga Ed
Date Added:
12/08/2020