Launched in 2003 in support of Bullying Awareness Week, Family Channel’s annual Stand UP! campaign provides youth with real-life solutions to help deal with bullying. Today, the campaign has evolved into a year-round initiative, Stand UP! A Wellness Project, focused on promoting positive relationships and spreading awareness about the importance of kids’ mental health and wellness.

Kids Help Phone

Taking a few deep breaths can help to relax your body and mind. Breathing Balloon is a simple breathing exercise that you can do anywhere.

Social distancing. School closures. Cancellations. Terms like these have become a regular part of our vocabulary over the past few weeks. As a result, young people across Canada are adjusting to lots of change and a new normal. Kids Help Phone has some of the best tips and resources to help you and your family cope and stay positive.

Take the TELUS Wise 24-hour Tech-Free challenge

Family Channel has partnered with TELUS Wise® to encourage better well-being in our digital world through achieving a healthier screen time balance.

This March, take the TELUS Wise 24-Hour Tech-Free Challenge as a family and disconnect from tech for a day. The results may surprise you.

Partner Organizations

Family Channel is committed to supporting organizations and initiatives that focus on kids’ mental health. Learn more about all of our amazing partners.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is Canada's only free, national, bilingual, 24/7 service offering professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led text-based support for young people. If you need someone to listen, Kids Help Phone is always open.

PREVNet

PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.

Recess Guardians

Recess Guardians provides schools, teachers and students, with easy to use tools that promote all students to participate and be “Guardians of Play” by demonstrating daily leadership to other students during non-classroom time.

Bell Let’s Talk

Bell Let’s Talk promotes mental health awareness, acceptance and action built on 4 key pillars: Fighting stigma, improving access to care, supporting world-class research and leading by example in workplace mental health.

Telus WISE

TELUS Wise is a free digital literacy education program that offers informative workshops and resources to help Canadians of all ages have a positive experience as digital citizens.

Be There

Created by Jack.org, Be There is the most engaging and comprehensive resource available to learn how to support someone struggling with their mental health. Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours, get started at BeThere.org.