Let’s Connect is a new mental health and well-being virtual series that allows us to come together to share ideas and resources. The Let’s Connect series will respond to questions and discuss wellness for parents, caregivers, guardians and students at various times throughout the school year. These conversations will be led by our TDSB Professional Support Services staff and Mental Health and Well-Being Leads.
parents & caregivers as important partners with TDSB. We recognize
the connection between equity, mental health and well-being for all.
We prioritize equity
and inclusion for all students and families from an anti-oppressive and
See below for more details about each session including speakers. Access information will be added to this page closer to the date of each session.
Transition to Summer
June 22, 2021
6:30 - 8 p.m.
The pandemic has been a long and challenging journey for all of us. With optimism, we are looking forward to welcoming the warmer weather and a less restrictive summer. Let’s connect about mental health and well-being and ways to support children this summer.
This session will start with a presentation on the Importance Of Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent/Caregiver/Guardian and will be followed by an overview of the new TDSB Summer Well-Being Guide. The evening will finish with an opportunity to participate in break out rooms for smaller, more focused discussions.
The Break Out Room topics include:
- Deeper Dive Into Taking Care of Yourself
- Managing Anxiety
- Practicing Mindfulness
- Culturally Responsive Supports
- Supporting Children/Youth With Special/Complex Needs
- Acknowledging Loss (losses affected by COVID-milestones, daily routines, loss of loved ones)
- Supporting Children and Youth with Mental Health Challenges
- Let’s Have Some Fun (activity)
Returning to School
date to be determined
Returning to school after a long absence can be challenging and stressful for both students and parents/guardians. Let's connect about how to support your child as we start the new school year.