Mental Health Services
Our Mental Health Services Team consists of: Mental Health Lead, Attendance Counsellors, Child Development Counsellors, Indigenous Youth and Family Outreach Workers, Behaviour Counsellors, Social Work Services and 2 Mental Health and Addictions Nurses that work directly in our schools. This team works directly with Educators, Students, Parents/Guardians and Community Partners to deliver mental health promotion, prevention, group services and brief intervention services within the school environments.
The services can be accessed through a centralized intake referral process in all schools. The needs of the student are matched with available resources and/or connected to a more appropriate community service. This team provides consultation to schools, early identification, direct social emotional skill teaching for identified students, evidenced-based group programs, screening for high risk students expressing thoughts of suicide, and outreach support to non-attending students and emotional/ problem solving support. Secondary students can access brief service counselling and parents and care givers can be supported through the social work service. This team also provides mental health awareness training and engages in mental health promotion activities to help reduce the stigma of mental health and to promote resiliency and the protective factors in our children.
Continuum of Service Options