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No Problem Too Big or Too Small: student help-seeking resource

A help-seeking resource for students created by ThriveSMH, our provincial student reference group. The aim of this resource is to support help-seeking in young people by providing information on the following:  

  • Self-care, taking time to discover and rediscover things that help you feel good and recharge 
  • Notice when you need help, reflective questions to help young people recognize that they may need some help through struggles  
  • Where to go for help, who to reach out to in your environment when you need help  
  • Conversation starters, ideas on how to start the conversation about your mental health  

Throughout the resource, you will also find positive affirmations and reminders there is help around and no problem is #TooBigOrTooSmall to reach out and ask for help. Download an accessible version of the resource designed for screen readers. 

Design #1 – Pocketbook 

  • Multi-fold approach 
  • Opens into poster format 

Design #2 – Booklet

  • Intertwining pages 
  • Nonlinear narrative 
  • Easily self-printed 

Design #3 – Poster

Print-ready files for professional printing

No Problem Too Big or Too Small Cover
Design Instructions Image
Design #1:  


Multi-fold approach 

Opens into poster format 

Print double-sided, end to end on 11” x 14” legal sized paper. Can be self-printed however, will require cut and folds. 

For external print using a professional printing company for print, cut and folds: send print file zip folder and an example of resource to support folding 

Design 1
Design #2: 


Intertwining pages 

 Nonlinear narrative 

 Easily self-printed 


Select the “Booklet Printing” option in the print menu. Print double-sided on 8.5” x 11” letter sized paper  Design 2

The resource can be something that students can pick up either in guidance, the main office or anywhere that students populate a lot in school. The aim is for the resource to be available to a student whenever they need it, something that can be kept in an agenda, backpack, or back pocket.

Ideas on how to share it at school

  • Promoting the resource on announcements
  • If you have a mental health club or wellness group at school, connect with them to share the resource more widely at your school
  • Have the resource in classrooms, guidance offices, and in the cafeteria at lunch
  • Connecting with your board’s student trustees
  • At events, like a fair, buy-out, forum, assembly, symposiums and fundraisers, and more

Ideas on how to share it on social media

Social media is a great way to remind students and school staff that the resource is available. Posting on school social media, such as the school council, school board, or student life accounts is a great idea.

Hashtags to include:

  • #TooBigOrTooSmall is the main hashtag for this resource
    • There’s no problem #TooBigOrTooSmall to ask for help
  • #ThriveSMH
    • ThriveSMH is the name of SHM-ON’s student reference group who co-developed the resource alongside SMH-ON staff.
  • Twitter handle: Make sure to tag School Mental Health Ontario (@smho_smso) on your post. Show us how the help-seeking resource is being used at your school and you might get a retweet from us

Suggested Messaging 

  • It’s important to remember that no problem is #TooBigOrTooSmall to ask for help. Check out this help-seeking resource #ThriveSMH created to make reaching out easier! @smho_smso
  • Students from #ThriveSMH created a resource to encourage help-seeking. Let’s ensure the youth in our lives know how to ask for help. No problem is #TooBigOrTooSmall @smho_smso