The pandemic's challenges and pressures have exacerbated feelings of stress, anxiety, fear, sadness, and loneliness for many students.
The Alberta COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub on Jack.org. provides youth, educators and parents with easy-to-access tools and mental health supports. The youth-focused resources on this hub include:
Jack Chapters – Youth-led, community-driven mental health advocacy clubs at schools or in the community.
Jack Talks – Mental health presentations delivered to young people by young people.
Jack Summits – Mental health conferences developed by youth, where young people within a region connect, strategize and learn from one another.
Do Something – Tools to take small, simple steps that make a big difference to youth mental health and the mental health of others.
Be There – Tools to support someone who may be struggling with their mental health.
Visit https://jack.org/Resources/ABHub to learn more.
The following mental health resources available to support students, families and school staff:
- Student Learning Hub – in particular, Mental Health Supports for Parents, Guardians and Families;
- alberta.ca/COVID-19 info for Albertans;
- Help in Tough Times; and
- Supporting Learning at Home.