Sudbury Catholic District School Board
 Safe and Accepting Schools

Mental Health and Well-Being

Program Description

Mental Health and Well-Being at Sudbury Catholic Schools

At Sudbury Catholic Schools, we are committed to building a community that nurtures a healthy mind, body, and spirit. This includes supporting the mental health and well-being needs of our students. It is estimated that 1 in 5 students in Canada are challenged with a mental health problem that impacts their daily functioning, including academic success. Schools provide an optimal setting where positive mental health can be promoted, mental health concerns can be identified, and pathways to support can be bridged.

In response to Ontario’s Open Minds. Healthy Minds, a comprehensive mental health and addictions initiative, a Mental Health Lead position was created at SCDSB to guide the development and implementation of a mental health strategy to focus efforts on supporting the mental health and well-being of students. A Mental Health and Well-Being Leadership Team, comprised of parent, student, and board and school staff, provides guidance to the overall strategic direction of the board.

The 2021-2024 SCDSB Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy focuses on enhancing student well-being and success. Over the next three years, seven key priorities will be addressed in an effort to build a community that realizes each student’s potential within our inclusive Catholic learning community by nurturing and developing their mind, body and spirit.

For Families

A child can experience mental illness, while also experiencing mental well-being all at the same time. This means that a child can flourish even with a mental health diagnosis! Many mental health problems are long-standing or have the ability to relapse at a later time. Early intervention and ongoing support is key!

Where can I get help?

1. Parents are encouraged to contact their school directly, should they have any concerns about the health and well-being of their child. Our school staff are available to support our students.

2. Contact your family doctor.

3. Contact MindSPACE Sudbury at
Walk-in Appointments are available.

4. Call Health Science North at or call 705.675.4760

5. Call Kid’s Help Phone
Text CONNECT to 686868 or call 1.800.668.6868

6. Contact Sudbury and Area Victim Services at or call 705.522.6970

They offer individualized services based on client need. They provide safe and effective crisis intervention to victims of crime and tragic circumstance in the aftermath of an event. SAVS provides immediate crisis response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and tragic circumstance.  

7. For emergencies, please contact the Children’s Mobile Crisis Program at 705.675.4760 or 1.877.841.1101

Family Resources

Crisis Intervention 24-hour free hotline and daily face-to-face Crisis support for all ages.
705.675.4760 | Toll free 1.877.841.1101 | 127 Cedar Street

Compass Walk-in counseling service for children and youth.
705.525.1008 | 62 Frood Road, Suite 100 (door access on Evergreen Street)

Violence, Intervention and Prevention Support for those who have experienced sexual violence.
705.675.4743 |

Student Resources 

Crisis Intervention 24 hour free hotline and daily face-to-face crisis support for all ages. Mobile team available Monday-Friday for community visits
705.675.4760 | 127 Cedar Street

Kids Help Phone Kids and teens can call if they need to talk to a trained counsellor.

MindSPACE Walk-in counseling service for children and youth.
705-525-1008 | 2 Frood Road, Suite 100 (door access on Evergreen Street)

Compass Walk-in counseling service for children and youth.
705.525.1008 | 62 Frood Road, Suite 100 (door access on Evergreen Street)

Sudbury Action Centre for Youth [SACY] Youth support and youth shelter in Sudbury
705.673.4396 | 105 Elm. St.

Violence, Intervention and Prevention Support for people who have experienced sexual violence.

Other Resources

ABCs of Mental Health

Information and ideas for promoting and supporting the mental health of children and adolescents.

eMental Health

Search for mental health services in your area and helpful mental health information.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Mental Health information and guidance on navigating the mental health system.

Open Minds, Healthy Minds: Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Kids Help Phone

Online information and support for kids and teens.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Information about mental health and ways to help.

Healthy Minds

Track how you feel and how it affects your day.

Mind Your Mind

Information, tools, and games to help manage mental health.

Teen Mental Health

Learn about mental health with information and videos.


Peer support for the LGBTQ community.

Mental Health Strategy

2021-2024 Mental Health Strategy

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