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may 2015

mental health and children

Thank you for your interest in Companies Committed to Kids (CCK and formerly known as Concerned Children’s Advertisers). We hope you had a safe and happy summer and that your back-to-school transition went smoothly.

To support your students as they navigate their growing years, CCK recently launched a new campaign on children’s mental wellness. By visiting, you can access the following resources at no charge:

- A :30 public service message which focuses on the importance of relationships as a key to mental health promotion. Click here;

- A 6-part infographic series which includes surprising statistics, simple tips, suggestions and strategies to promote children’s mental wellness. Click here.

In addition, you can also access The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s Kids Have Stress Too and Parenting for Life programs.

Companies Committed to Kids (CCK) is a unique not-for-profit that has a 24 year history of contributing to the overall wellness of Canadian children. In addition to our new mental wellness resources, our website provides materials on preventing bullying, improving media literacy, encouraging healthy active living and improving self-esteem. Simply visit and

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New learning resources at
Since its launch during the Dalai Lama’s visit in October, Heart-Mind Online’s team has been busy researching, developing and posting new learning resources for parents and educators.

The Dalai Lama Center’s new online resource hub supports Heart-Mind well-being in our homes, schools and communities by providing free access to resources, research and general information for all those who care for and teach children. Everything we share is informed by the latest research in social and emotional learning and child development. Some of Heart-Mind Online’s latest resources include:

urstrong - girlpower and good guys

learning support systems - adelman

free app mind your mind

Be Safe Goes Province Wide

Be Safe, a free app created in 2014 to help youth in London Middlesex more effectively connect with local mental health and addiction resources, has now been expanded across the province. The new version of Be Safe will launch June 19, 2015 and includes provincial-level resources and community-specific resources in 13 partner regions across Ontario.

In addition to these new regions, Be Safe now includes some updates in the revised version. Specifically, there is a new section with information on what to expect when accessing services, how to wait for help safely, and your rights as a patient. A zine developed by the youth involved in creating Be Safe, which outlines the processes involved in creating the original app and making adaptations for the new version, is available for viewing at

Be Safe is immediately available for free download to any Apple or Android mobile device from

A free training webinar for professionals about how to use the app will be held on July 14, 2015 at 1pm. Space is limited, so register early at Eventbrite.