Caregivers are crucial supports to children who are experiencing mental health challenges or mental illness. This section includes resources that are intended for caregivers supporting children, as well as resources directed at children, to support their mental health and wellbeing.
In addition to these resources, OACAS has launched Take5, an online space for children and youth in foster care, in group homes, or living away from their parents in Ontario. It was made with young people who have been in care. On Take5 you can find information for your age on things like: coping with stress, stuff about your identity and culture, relationships, and who to ask for help. You can also find activities, podcasts, videos and online events. Take5 is for children 6 to 12 and youth 13 and above.