Mental Health and Well-being

What is Mental Health?

The World Health Organization defines mental health as a “state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

Mental Health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It is the sense of emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being that enables us to meet the opportunities and challenges of life with a sense of confidence and hope.

Mental Health: Finding a Shared Language 

This CAMH video explains the separate but interconnected concepts of mental health and mental illness, as well as what it means to ‘promote mental health’ in ourselves, in our schools, and in our communities. 


The Mental Health & Well-being Strategy is designed to:

  • raise awareness
  • reduce stigma
  • build capacity
  • provide a coordinated and evidence based/informed approach to mental health
  • engage partners in supporting student mental health and well-being within the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.

The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board continually strives to ensure all schools are mentally-healthy environments promoting security, a sense of belonging, and optimal climates for learning.

Student and Parent Resources for Challenging Times

Booklet – Kids Help Phone

Helpers in Your Community

Parenting Through Challenging Times

Self Care 101

Stay Home Kit

Taking Care of Yourself- Tips for Students

Talking to Children About Covid 19

BHNCDSB is hiring for immediate, permanent positions for both uncertified and certified teachers. Virtual interviews are available for your convenience! Looking for a contract... visit our Career webpage to connect and start the conversation.