NWO Be Well Passport

Boozhoo and welcome to the NWO Be Well Passport. We acknowledge the land we stand on as within Treaty #3, Treaty #5, or Treaty #9, the traditional land of the Anishinaabe and Métis people. This is where we live, learn, work and grow. Acknowledging the traditional territories of our ancestors demonstrates respect for the original custodians of a region and serves to strengthen our relationships to one another and to the land. We can also find strength within ourselves when we stop to remember and appreciate the space around us and the courage of those who came before us. Miigwetch.

Mental Health Week ... May 6 - May 10, 2024

Educators play a key role in supporting student mental health.

Did you know your School Board has a Mental Health Lead that can help you find resources to be used in the classroom? For more more information contact your board’s Mental Health Lead:

Keewatin Patricia District School Board

Candice Kerkermeier

Kenora Catholic District School Board

Sue Devlin

Rainy River District School Board

Tracey Idle

The Northwest Catholic District School Board

Lisa Devlin

School Mental Health Ontario videos

Circular Breathing

Breathing and Noticing

Forest Visualization

Guided Breathing

Body Scan

Muscle Relaxation

Go Noodle Flow videos

Melting Exercise

Rainbow Breath

Weather the Storm

On & Off Exercise

Exploring Art as Inspiration for Change: Based on Artwork by Isaac Murdock

Grades 1–8

SMHO HPE Lesson Plans are designed to support the development of basic mental health literacy and social-emotional learning skills

Grades 1–12

Ontario Native Education Counselling Association’s articles and resources

Grades 6–12

As a class, register for the KidsHelpPhone Counsellor in the Classroom resource


SMHO Class Conversation Starters for Secondary students