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Mental Health Summer Support

There are a number of Mental Health and Wellbeing supports available to students and families over the summer months. While we are not in school, we understand the need to stay connected and are here to help. 
The following supports are available at Wellington Catholic District School Board:
Be Well Line
If you need mental health support for your child or teen over the summer months, you can leave a voice mail at 519-821-4600 ext 296. We have Mental Health Clinicians available and voice mails will be checked regularly during July and August.
Please note that this is not a crisis line. If your matter is time sensitive and you need support right away, please call (CMHA) Here 24/7 at1-844-437-3247.
One on One Support
Our Mental Health Clinicians are available to offer one-on-one check ins or sessions throughout the summer months. If you would like your child to have this support, and your child/teen is consenting to this support, please speak with your school Principal and they can refer your child. If your child is doing well now but later decides that they would like to access support, you can request this by calling the Be Well Line at 519-821-4600, ext 296.
Living Life to the Full Program - Now Complete.
This program is for Grade 8-12+ students. Students who participate will earn community service hours. The program begins on July 6th and takes place twice a week for 1.5 hours, for the month of July. To learn more & register (there are limited spots), please visit the following link:
Parent Workshops
In partnership with Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada, we will be offering two parent workshops over the summer.

Past Workshops: 
July 20, 2021 at 6:30pm: Stress Management for Parents & Caregivers. Recording:
August 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens and What Teens Need to do Well. In this presentation, we will look briefly at the impact of the pandemic on teen mental health - what we hear in the news and what the surveys are telling us.
August 18, 2021 at 6:30pm: Fireside Chat with Dr. Robin Alter: This workshop will look at how parents/caregivers can support their children during difficult times, foster resiliency, and support transition back to school in the fall. Watch here:
What to Look out For
The following are helpful School Mental Health Ontario Helpful Resources:
The following supports are available in the Community:
Here 4 Help CMHA includes information on activities, how to access help and resources, as well as mental health and wellness information. Additionally, there is information on managing behaviour, housing/financial support, supporting our kids as they return to school.
Link here.
Click here to get a list of services available through CMHA. If your matter is time sensitive and you need support right away, please call (CMHA) Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247.
Virtual Mental Health Support
There are free (funded by the Government of Ontario) virtual mental health supports available as well. Virtual supports listed below can help youth who are struggling with anxiety, depression, challenging life circumstances, and more.

BounceBack is for youth between ages 15-18. To learn more about BounceBack click here. BounceBack also offers support for adults19+.
Mind Beacon is a therapist guided virtual program for youth 16+. To learn more about Mind Beacon, click here.
CMHA Walk-In Service
CMHA offers a walk-in service on Tuesday's from 11:00am-7:00pm at 485 Silvercreek Parkway North at Woodlawn, Guelph.
For more information on the walk-in click here.
For the walk-in information sheet, click here.
Compass Community Services
Compass Community Services, formally known as Family Counselling and Support Services offers quick access walk-in counselling services in Guelph & Wellington County, no appointment needed.
Mount Forest, Monday's 10:00am-4:00pm,
Guelph , Wednesdays 1:00pm-7:00pm
Fergus , Thursdays 3:00pm-6:30pm
Contact: 519-824-2431, ext 12 or ext 26 or email [email protected]
Kids Help Phone
Phone number: 1-800-668-6868
Text message: 686868
Click to use Kids Help Phone through
Facebook Messenger
Live Chat available here
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