Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports Provided by SCCDSB
We all want our children to feel mentally well, grow up happy, and learn how to navigate life’s challenges. It’s not always easy to know what to do. We’re here to help!
Our team consists of social workers, child & youth workers, attendance counsellors, and a heath promoter who focus on mental wellbeing rather than only on mental illness. Our team is available for wellbeing check-ins and to provide clinical counselling with students throughout the school year. SCCDSB staff also work in collaboration with community agencies to respond to student needs for mental health support.
*If you are a student or caregiver seeking mental health support, please text 226-402-1593 or you can self-refer for wellbeing supports. The self-referral form can be found here.
Social Media and Wellbeing
The founder and CEO of Social Awakening, Max Stossel, delivered an engaging and thought-provoking presentation to students in grades 7-12 and parents in the Spring of 2023 on the topic of how social media and technology are impacting our wellbeing.
All elementary students are learning SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS through an evidence-based neuroscience program called MindUP. You can learn more about this program by watching this video created by researchers at Western University. Check out these parent resources that will help you understand what your child is learning about in MindUP and how you can extend their learning and skill-building at home with fun ideas to promote resilience, healthy relationships, and coping strategies!
|LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES
|St. Clair Child & Youth Services 519-337-3701
||Linck (Chatham Kent Children’s Services) 519-352-0440
|Canadian Mental Health Association 519-337-5411 (youth over age 14)
||ACCESS Open Minds Youth Wellness Hub (519) 437-6329
|Lambton Mental Health Crisis Service 519-336-3445 or 1-800-307-4319
||Mental Health & Addictions Program 519-351-6144
|St. Joseph’s Hospice 519-337-0537
||Chatham-Kent Hospice (Grief and Bereavement Support) 519-354-3113
|Children’s Aid Society 519-336-0623
||Family Services Kent 519-354-6221
|Family Counselling Centre 519-336-0120 or 1-800-831-3031
||CK Public Health Unit 519-352-7270
|Sarnia-Lambton Rebound 519-344-2841
||Humana Community Services Crisis Line (WAYS) 519-354-4095
|Bluewater Health Hospital 519-464-4400
||Humana Community Services (WAYS) 519-354-2065
|Child & Youth Crisis Line - Family Counselling Centre 1-833-622-1320
||Chatham Kent Health Alliance (Hospital) 519-352-6401 ext. 6106
|Distress Line 519-336-3000 or 1-888-347-8737
||CMHA Crisis Line 1-866-299-7447
|Lambton County Addictions Services 519-464-4400 x5370
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Human Trafficking Hotline 1-833-900-1010 or canadianhumantraffickinghotline.ca
Indigenous Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310
Black Youth Helpline 1-833-294-8650