Mental Health and Well-Being

Bell Lets Talk Day
Youth Survey

Dear Youth,


Please take 10 – 20 minutes to complete the survey posted below (Survey Monkey) The purpose of the survey is to capture your thoughts and ideas related to your sense of well-being and safety and to include your feedback in the development of our Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Plan.  The purpose of the CSWB plan is to help our community and service leaders to implement actions that will address risks, such as mental and physical health, affordable housing, addictions and substance misuse, and criminal activity with proactive strategies that will make life better for all.  


Unicef Canada defines well-being and safety for youth as the following 9 elements.  The survey addresses all of these areas and provides you with the chance to share your hopes, concerns and ideas.


It is simple to participate.  Just click on the link below, answer the 12 questions and then press submit.  Your answers are anonymous and confidential, but your contribution will be significant and will help to shape the future of your community.


Thanks for joining the conversation.  WE ARE LISTENING!


Here is the link:


~ taken from LDCSB Mental Health and Well Being  (Nov 2020)


What is Mental Health?

Mental health is 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." (World Health Organization)

Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness. It is 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.

We support student mental health and well-being by building capacity to:​

  • Promote positive mental health for all students
  • Reduce stigma
  • Build student social-emotional learning skills
  • Identify students who may be experiencing mental health problems
  • Build pathways to care and support services in the community
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.