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August 24, 2022

McMaster Children’s Hospital getting families back on track for back-to-school

HAMILTON, ON – Back-to-school is quickly approaching, and experts at Hamilton Health Science’s McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) have developed a series of quick tip videos to help guide parents and children through this annual milestone.

“While back to school season is an exciting time for youth and their families, we also recognize that it can be overwhelming for some,” says Bruce Squires, President of MCH. “Our team is pleased to offer some resources for families and students to make the transition a little easier.”

Over the course of the pandemic, many routine medical appointments have been missed or postponed.

Also at various points throughout the pandemic, MCH saw increases in children presenting with mental health distress. Squires adds, “In addition to missed medical appointments, mental health for children is an area of concern. We know that setting a routine when heading back to school and continuing in-person learning with supportive peers and families has a significant positive impact.”

The videos can be found on the MCH Instagram and Twitter accounts, as well as the Hamilton Health Sciences TikTok account.

For more information and resources, please visit https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/back-to-school.