The well-being and mental health of our school community is our priority; it is the essential condition for student learning and growth.

We promote a seamless and integrated model for student wellness and mental health. A tiered approach to support is a way to organize strategies and initiatives to ensure that they reach all levels of intervention in every school and classroom. 

Level 1 (green): Good for All - Mental Health Promotion

Level 2 (blue): Necessary for some - preventive interventions

Level 3 (purple): Essential for some - more intensive therapy

Aurora Borealis CSDC schools promote mental health and wellness to their students in a variety of ways. They employ universal strategies that are beneficial to all, such as:

  • Social skills sessions
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Positive school climate
  • Socio-emotional learning
  • Mental Health Week
  • Daily physical activity
  • Classroom-based research programs such as Zones of Regulation

Level 1 interventions help staff members get to know their students and recognize the signs of distress that some students may be experiencing. This allows staff members to refer students in need to Level 2 or 3 services, such as:

  • Small group research-based programs: such as FRIENDS Resilience, Zone of Regulation, Our Children and Stress, etc.
  • Transition plans
  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Individual positive reinforcement
  • Social skills groups
  • Behavioral plan
  • Intervention plan
  • Security plan
  • Therapy with a health professional

What is mental health?

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  1. School Mental Health Ontario External link is working with school boards across Ontario to support student mental health. Here you will find many useful resources.
  2. The Youth Mental Health Resource Hub External linkhelps teens take care of themselves and those around them during a difficult time.
  3. Regional Crisis Line: We have all been in difficult situations. Something happens or a chain of events occurs that is beyond our ability to cope. We may have reached out to family and friends for support, overcome the situation and moved on, or we may find ourselves alone and unable to cope.

If you are experiencing a situation like this or feel the need to talk to someone, contact the Crisis Line, a service available to all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Western Region (ICImmaculate ConceptionEJChild JesusNDANorthern Stars) : 1 866-888-8988   

Thunder Bay (FSFranco-Superior, LVLa Vérendrye High School): 807 346-8282

Eastern Region (FT Franco-TerraceVDBVal-des-BoisNDFOur Lady of FatimaNDENotre-dame-des-écolesSJSt. Joseph): 1 888-269-3100 

Here are some situations that can trigger a seizure in a person:

  • the onset or recurrence of symptoms related to a mental illness ;
  • difficulties with alcohol, drugs or other substances;
  • difficulties in your relationships with others;
  • a major life change or traumatic event;
  • the feeling of being alone and isolated;
  • loss of housing;
  • the loss of a loved one and the grief associated with it;
  • thoughts that run away and don't stop;
  • suicidal thoughts and ideas or making a concrete plan to end your life.

Programs and services offered

Mental Health Promotion
Preventive interventions
More intensive therapy
More intensive therapy (crisis)

Social-emotional learning - Everyday Mental Health External link

Control Zones

Friends Resilience

Our children and stress

Counseling 1:1
Firefly 1-833-696-5437

Mental Health and Addiction Nurses online reference External link

Virtual 1:1 counselling (CÉNO TS)
24 hours a day/7 days a week 1-866-888-8988