Learn more about the Resource Hub

Wellness Resources

Are you under 18 years old?

Visit the [Child and Youth Hub](https://achwm.ca/child-and-youth-hub)

What is the ACHWM Resource Hub?

The ACHWM Resource Hub identifies programs, strategies, and resources that support mental and emotional wellness for children and youth in Indigenous communities. The Resource Hub aims to be a starting point to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing across communities and nations.

1. Group Programs: a compendium of existing programs, evaluated for their effectiveness in supporting Indigenous children and youth

2. Wellness Resources: a collection of existing public, existing community, and new resources to address mental health literacy and stigma

How do I access the Resource Hub?

The Resource Hub is available within the ACHWM Member Portal in order to protect community-specific knowledge and work. Navigate to the Member Portal and create a login to [join the ACHWM Member Portal](https://achwm.ca/how-to-join).

Resource Hub: Group Programs

The ACHWM Group Program compendium lists 52 programs to support the mental and emotional wellness of children and youth in rural or remote Indigenous communities.

Programs were evaluted for their effectiveness, feasibility in rural or remote contexts, and whether they were culturally grounded, community-based, strengths-based, or land-based.

Swipe through to see three examples of programs, and navigate to the Resource Hub in the [Member Portal](https://www,achwm.ca/login) to view the full list.

Resource Hub: Group Programs

The ACHWM Group Program compendium lists 52 programs to support the mental and emotional wellness of children and youth in rural or remote Indigenous communities.

Programs were evaluted for their effectiveness, feasibility in rural or remote contexts, and whether they were culturally grounded, community-based, strengths-based, or land-based.

Swipe through to see three examples of programs, and navigate to the Resource Hub in the [Member Portal](https://www,achwm.ca/login) to view the full list.

Journey to Wellness

Journey to Wellness is a school-based program with eight one-hour sessions delivered once a week, developed by Battle River Treaty 6. Sessions are framed positively toward healthy living styles while at the same time exploring risk factors and life promotion.

To learn more, navigate to the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to access the Resource Hub.

Feather Carriers

This program is a culturally-grounded, life-oriented response to suicide in communities that uses community mobilization to enhance mental health and addictions and suicide prevention through culturally appropriate training.

To learn more, navigate to the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to access the Resource Hub.

Wikwemikong Outdoor Adventure Leadership Experience (OALE)

OALE is a 10-day, 100km long wilderness canoe expedition. The outdoor experiential context of the learning ensures that youth participants are responsible for their own health through a challenging journey of self-discovery.

To learn more, navigate to the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to access the Resource Hub.

Resource Hub: Wellness Resources

The Resource Hub contains a collection of mental and emotional wellness resources co-developed by local communities, mental health workers, and the ACHWM Team, as well as links to external resources. Most wellness resources are editable, and we encourage communities to adapt them to fit their children and needs.

Swipe through to view some examples of wellness resources.

Mindfulness Tracing

This activity sheet encourages children to practice mindful breathing by tracing culturally-relevant shapes. This resource is available with a whale or a canoe.

Navigate to the Resource Hub in the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to download this resource

This activity sheet is protected under an Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Mindfulness Tracing

This activity sheet encourages children to practice mindful breathing by tracing culturally-relevant shapes. This resource is available with a whale or a canoe.

Navigate to the Resource Hub in the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to download this resource

This activity sheet is protected under an Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Colouring Pages

These colouring sheets were created in collaboration with an Indigenous artist, Niigaanii Petahtegoose.

Navigate to the Resource Hub in the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to download this resource

This activity sheet is protected under an Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Activity Sheets

This strengths-based activity sheet uses the strengths of animals to inspire children to reflect on their own personal strengths and how these can help them.

Navigate to the Resource Hub in the [ACHWM Member Portal](https://www.achwm.ca/login) to download this resource

This activity sheet is protected under an Attribution-NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

COVID-19 Resources

How to Talk to Children and Youth About COVID

Viruses, pandemics, and social and physical distancing can be difficult to explain to your children! [Click here](https://creehealth.org/health-tips/i-can-be-safe-home-my-covid-19-story-talking-children-about-covid-19) for a gentle and explanatory story to help your children better understand COVID-19 from the [Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay](https://creehealth.org/home).

How to Talk to Children and Youth About COVID

Viruses, pandemics, and social and physical distancing can be difficult to explain to your children! [Click here](https://creehealth.org/health-tips/i-can-be-safe-home-my-covid-19-story-talking-children-about-covid-19) for a gentle and explanatory story to help your children better understand COVID-19 from the [Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay](https://creehealth.org/home).

Online Resources for Mental Wellness

The pandemic, social isolation, and environmental stressors all have a large impact on mental wellness. Download a list of [Online Resource for Mental Wellness during COVID-19](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eRt65aF-cAj2Zpbj1VH4ll74XhbOR4rm/view?usp=sharing) from the Canadian Mental Health Association.

70 Things to do with Kids Now That We’re at Home

Many attractions are closed or only allow limited visitors, and the health recommendations are to stay home and social distance. [Click here]( https://indyschild.com/70-things-to-do-with-kids-now-that-were-all-stuck-at-home/) for the complete list!