Health & Well Being

The Halton District School Board and Nelson High School believes that healthy children and youth are better learners.

This makes it important to create conditions at school that lead to good health and enhanced learning. Healthy schools have learning environments where children and youth are supported by their school communities, enabling them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Nelson's Well-Being Team

We are committed to developing a program for all our students so that they can have a positive sense of well-being – the sense of self, identity, and belonging in the world that will help them to learn, grow and thrive.

Our goal at Nelson is for all of our students to become active members of our Nelson community, and able to bring about positive change so that they can become healthy, active and engaged citizens.

Resources for youth

Black Youth Helpline: 1-833-294-8650

COAST (16+): Neuro-inclusive crisis support; 1-877-825-9011

Distress Centre Halton: (All ages) Neuro-inclusive support; 905-681-1488 (Burlington)

Indigenous Hope for Wellness Helpline (12+): 1-855-242-3310

Kids Help Phone (Up to age 24) Neuro-inclusive support; 1-800-668-6868 text 686868

LGBT+ Youth Line: 1-800-268-9688 (call) or 647-694-4275 (text); Online Live Chat 4:00-9:30pm

Multilingual Distress Line: 1-877-298-5444; (TTY) 905-278-4890 Languages served include: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Naseeha Helpline (All ages): Muslim support line; 1-866-627-3342 (call) or 1-866-627-3342 (text)

ROCK: 24 hr crisis line; Neuro-inclusive support: 905-878-9785

Talk4Healing (All ages): Indigenous women’s support and resources; 1-855-554-4325

Trans Line: Trans peer support line; 1-877-565-8860


Radius Child and Youth Services

Nina's Place (through Joseph Brant Hospital)

Victim Services through Halton Regional Police

Nelson Well-Being Team

Our Nelson Well-Being Team is up and running and committed this year to continue our work in strengthening safe and caring learning environments that promotes well-being for our students, staff and families.

Smoke and Vape Free Environment

Here at Nelson, we are making every effort to maintain a healthy and smoke/vape free environment. We believe in a shared responsibility where staff, students and parents work together to keep our students healthy and well by promoting healthy positive behaviours and choices.

Vaping Parent Communication - click here

For more Information on Code of Conduct and Resources click here.

Cannabis and Our Schools

Cannabis was legalized in Canada on October 17, 2018; however, it will continue be illegal for individuals under 19 years to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis. It is illegal to provide cannabis to someone under the age of 19. This is the same as the minimum age for the sale of tobacco and alcohol in Ontario. More Information click here