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Staff Mental Health Supports


Lifeworks is the employee and family assistance program that can provide immediate and confidential support by phone, online, or in person. They also have a number of health and wellness articles on their site, as well as self-guided courses to address specific areas in your life that you may be struggling with.

Visit: www.lifeworks.com


AccessMHA makes it easier to help find mental health and/or substance use support, services, and care. They eliminate the guesswork and work with you to refer you to the services you need, all while supporting you through the process. After reaching out to them, you will be paired with a trained mental health and addiction professional who will connect you to the services you need from a network of partner organizations.

Visit: www.accessmha.ca


This site provides a toolbox of self-care resources to support you in your mental health challenges. Members create an account and have access to a wide variety of supports including apps, self-assessments, and videos.

Visit: www.feelingbetternow.com/otip


Starling is an online mental health and wellness tool available to CDSBEO Principals and Vice-Principals (through CPCO’s group insurance plan), that helps you assess, monitor and improve your mental wellbeing. They have a great online program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as well as programs for anxiety and depression. This resource is free and 100 per cent confidential.

Visit: www.starlingminds.com

Christian Meditation

Staff have two means of accessing Christian Meditation resources. For daily/weekly inspiration, and a free online meditation course, please visit www.wccm.org.

For daily/weekly inspiration and a free online meditation course or go to our Catholic Educators TEAMS site using access code: eoim31t and then go to Christian Meditation Channel, up to “files” and then to “video series” to see some introductory videos on Christian Meditation. These videos are part of a 6 week series created by Kate Veinotte, CDSBEO Religious Education Consultant.

Addictions & Mental Health Services, Cornwall Community Hospital

Visit: www.cornwallhospital.ca

Brockville General Hospital

Brockville General Hospital offers mental health support within Leeds and Grenville.

Visit: brockvillegeneralhospital.ca

Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addiction and Mental Health

Visit: llgamh.ca

Prescott-Russell Community Mental Health Centre

Visit: www.champlainhealthline.ca

Hawkesbury General Hospital Mental Health and Addiction Services

Visit: https://hgh.ca/

Lanark County Mental Health

This is the main service provider for Mental Health Services for adults in the Lanark County area (Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Perth)

Visit: www.lanarkmentalhealth.com/

Counselling and Support Services of Stormont Dundas and Glengarry

Visit: www.css-sdg.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Champlain East

Visit: www.cmha-east.on.ca

Reach Out Now

Reach Out Now has compiled a contact list of various mental health programs and services covering a broad range of issues.

Visit: www.reachoutnow.ca


Visit: www.otip.com/Help-Center/Coronavirus/Mental-Health-COVID

Canada Life

Visit: www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com/

Wellness Together

Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the rise in mental distress as a part of the COVID-19 pandemic. This website provides mental health toolkits and resources to help support individuals during this time. Anyone can access the services on this website and it is free.

Visit: https://ca.portal.gs/

Ontario CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association)

Resources for Crisis listing: ontario.cmha.ca/Resources-for-crisis

Saint Paul University

Saint Paul University’s Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre welcomes a diverse clientele for individual, couple or family therapy.

Visit: ustpaul.ca

Tips and Tools to Support Staff Well-being in Schools

Visit: www.sinaihealth.ca/school-educator-videos/

Crisis Text Line

In crisis? Text HELLO to 741741 and speak anonymously with a crisis counselor.

Book Recommendations

Click here for a list of recommended book resources.

Crisis Lines

CommunityCrisis Lines
Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (16+) 1-866-996-0991
  • Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line: 1-877-377-7775
  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (16+) 1-866-996-0991
  • Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line: 1-877-377-7775
  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
  • Distress Centre (16+ – services available 5 p.m.-12 a.m.): 1-800-465-4442
  • Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line: 1-877-377-7775
  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
Leeds & Grenville
  • Distress Centre (16+ – services available 5 p.m.-12 a.m.): 1-800-465-4442
  • Mental Health Helpline: 1-866-531-2600
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (16+): 1-866-281-2911