- International Sites
- National Sites/Reports
- Examples of Website Workhorses
- Website Workhorses for Teens: Mental Health & More
- Teens Self-Help Information
- Youth & Self-Injury
- Website Workhorses for Parents
- Website Workhorses on Bullying
- Healthy Schools
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Coordinated School Health
- Australia Health Promoting Schools Association
- NZ Health Promoting Schools
- Declaration on Prevention and Promotion from Canada’s Ministers of Health and Health Promotion/ Healthy Living
- Pan-Canadian Healthy Living Strategy
Examples of Website Workhorses
- What is a health promoting school? WHO
- International Union for Health Promotion and Education. Promoting Health in Schools. From Evidence to Action.
- Joint Consortium for School Health – Examples: Healthy Schools Planner that is a free tool that schools can use to assess the current health environment and build a plan to make improvements; Comprehensive School Health Framework download; Fact Sheets.
- Physical and Health Education Canada – Health School Community Concept Paper, August 2012.
- Centre for Addictions Research of BC – e.g. Four Keys to a Healthy Community; iMinds Education Resource.
- MSA Research Summary #13 – Why should schools address student health?
- Adolescents and School Health – e.g. Coordinated School Health, The Case for School Health, How to Implement, School Health Index – updates 2013.
- Centre for Mental Health in Schools – Comprehensive Approaches, Engaging Learners, Preventing Problems, Practitioner Toolbox e.g. Focusing on the Well-being of School Staff, Bullying Prevention, Mental Health Assistance and much more.
- Healthy Schools BC – Healthy Schools is a partnership with DASH BC (Directorate of Agencies for School Health) and the Ministries of Health and Education. A variety of tools are available to identify and assess needs of a school.
- Dash BC – DASH is responsible for the coordination of the Healthy BC Schools Initiative. Examples: Programs and supports, resources and stories
- Whole Child Initiative – Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a site for superintendents, principals, teachers, and professors of education. ASCD’s Whole Child approach is an effort to transition from a focus on narrowly defined academic achievement to one that promotes the long-term development and success of all children. “We help educators, families, community members, and policymakers move from a vision about educating the whole child to sustainable, collaborative action. Join us, and together we’ll change the face of education policy and practice.”
- A Survivor’s Guide to Sexual Assault – The Survivor’s Guide is also designed to help loved ones better understand sexual assault.
Website Workhorses for Teens – Mental Health & More
- Teen Mental Health – Dr. Stanley Kutcher is an international expert on teen mental health. Examples: Menu includes Understanding Mental Health, For Families and Teens, For Educators, For Health Professionals – presentations, fact sheets, frameworks, downloads.
- Health Information Project – Recommended by teens for teens
- Teen Ink – Resources for Teens
- Teen Health and the Media
- Teens Health – hot topics, tips, quizzes
Teens Self-Help Information
- Mind Your Mind – Sites to explore self-help/mental health
- 101 Ways to Make Friends – Site for people with “diversabilities” on learning ways to develop friendships and personal networks
- The Brain From Top to Bottom – Explores ways the brain works and how emotions impact its function
- Kid Help Phone – Self Injury
Youth Beyond Blue – An Australian site with information, resources, quizzes and support for young people dealing with depression and/or anxiety. There are significant lists of anxiety, suicide prevention, alcohol and drugs, discrimination, depression, pregnancy, bullying (including cyber), self-harm, grief and loss, LGBTI etc. Check the excellent RESILIENCE diagram. A YouTube presentation is also available.
Youth & Self-Injury
- Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.) Canada – Developed to support any individual who self-abuses, those who have loved ones that do or anyone else seeking to understand self-abuse in general. The website is a safe place for people to learn more about self-abuse and to get the help needed.
- Preventing Self-harm in Teens: A Guide for Appropriate Intervention – This guide helps parents and caregivers spot self harm and shares support strategies and treatment options.
- I had a black dog, his name was depression – a wonderful presentation from Australia done with drawings, uploaded by the World Health Organization.
- Hyperbole and a Half: Depression Part 2 – a poignant blog post about depression
Website Workhorses for Parents
- Online Centre for Addictions Research of BC – a guidebook for parents of young teens
- Addiction Center – a free web information guide that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
- Canadian Mental Health Association – brochures, information sheets, questionnaires
- Cybertip – Canada’s #1 tip line for reporting online sexual exploitation and for safety tips
- Dietitians of Canada – promotes health and well-being through expertise in food and nutrition
- Here to Help – great fact sheets and workbooks from B.C. Partners for Mental Health & Addictions Information
- How to Talk to Your Kids About Substance Abuse – useful tips on talking to teens about substance abuse
- Kidshealth – doctor approved health information; parent site with practical parenting information and news; kids’ site with homework help and how the body works; teens’ site with answers, advice and straight talk
- Mayo Clinic – excellent medical site
- Search Institute.org – includes asset building ideas for parents
- Mind Your Mind – a site for youth by youth that provides information, resources and tools to help them manage stress, crisis and mental health problems
- Cerebral Palsy Guidance – an educational support website dedicated to providing parents with detailed information on a complex condition of cerebral palsy.
- The Cerebral Palsy Group – information, material and resources for families as well as those who diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
- Healthy Minds App – provides information about an app designed to help teens/students manage anxiety. It’s important to take action to stay healthy. This app is a problem-solving tool to help teens and young adults deal with emotions and cope with stresses (assignments, part-time job, sports, clubs, relationships, family responsibility). The app’s characteristics:
- Understand how feelings affect you
- Cover ways to deal with stress
- Track how you are feeling
- Simple solutions that work
The goal: Keeping your mind healthy. Developed by The Royal (mental health care and academic health service centre)
- Student Athletes and Alcohol Abuse – Written by Kelly Brown and medically reviewed by Dr P. E. Pancoast, MD. All content created by Alcohol Rehab Help is sourced from current scientific research and fact-checked by an addiction counseling expert. However, the information provided by Alcohol Rehab Help is not a substitute for professional treatment advice.
- Types of Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction – explains the different types of treatment programs and therapies
- Stop Cyber Bullying
- Bullying. No Way!
- What is Cyberbullying and How to Stop it – The guide has been put together to help parents and carers better understand the issues surrounding cyberbullying and how to help their children should they become a victim.
- Erase Bullying – erase = expect respect & a safe education
- Boundless Bullies – Almost 60 percent of parents with children aged 14 to 18 reported them being bullied