The protocols put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 had the potential to take a toll on student’s mental health.
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To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a number of protocols are in place. These public health measures are important for everyone to follow. If you’re looking for information or resources to reinforce these safety measures, please see below:
Masks help prevent the spread of germs by shielding the release of respiratory droplets from the wearer’s mouth and nose. It also helps by providing a barrier for the wearer. If you’re looking for resources to support mask use, please see the below resources:
Handwashing is one of the best infection prevention methods. If you’re looking for resources to help support your teaching around handwashing, please see the below resources:
***The information in this page applies to childcare centres including daycares, after and before school programs, and EarlyONs and family centres***
If you’re an educator and looking for resources which address self-harm, here are some credible sources with information, activities, and lesson plans:
If you’re looking for more information on self-harm, the follow sites are recommended:
Professional help is often needed for those who self-harm, however, some people can stop the behaviour on their own. Counselling or “talk-therapy” (i.e., cognitive behaviour therapy) is the main type of treatment used.
There are different ways that people may cope with challenging feelings, situations, or thoughts. Some people may self-harm themselves because it may be the only way to make themselves feel better.