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TDSB Mental Health Strategy

Mental Health and Well-Being is essential to student success. We will make student mental health a priority at the Toronto District School Board. We know that one in five Ontario students has a mental health problem, we also know that schools can promote positive mental health, identify and intervene early to prevent the onset of problems and respond to children and youth in distress www.mentalhealthcommission.ca

More> http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/SupportingYou/MentalHealthStrategy.aspx

Mindfulness links and information:
Mindfulness for Children

http://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/
This website has a number of prerecorded breathing exercises that can be listened too from the computer

Meditate on This: You Can Learn to Be More Compassionate
A new study shows that meditation opens the gateway to compassion March 26, 2008 |By David Biello
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meditate-on-this-you-can-learn-to-be-more-compassionate/?print=true

Kids Relaxation
http://kidsrelaxation.com/
This website has a variety of suggestions for teachers such as dragonfly breathing, Butterfly hugs (see educator resources)

Mindfulness Everyday
http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/
Website with information about mindfulness includes some videos

Mindful Kids
http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com/
Strategies to use with children

Mindfulness in Schools
http://www.macleans.ca/society/health/bringing-mindfulness-to-the-school-curriculum/
MacLeans article on Mindfulness in schools

Greater Good
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/tips_for_teaching_mindfulness_to_kids/
Article on teaching mindfulness to children