NNDSB offering mental health support through the summer
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It may be summer, but that isn’t stopping the Near North District School Board (NNDSB) from offering mental health services.
Along with accepting new referrals throughout July and August, the mental health team is providing ongoing counselling to students and families who have already connected with the team.
There’s a virtual group for students aged 7 to 11 that teaches strategies to cope with anxiety, anger and impulsivity.
Sessions will be held July 13, 20 and 27 and August 3, 10 and 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and students are expected to attend all sessions.
The team is also offering webinars for students and families beginning July 14, and virtual drop-in sessions for parents.
Three youth drop-in wellness hubs are available youth aged 10-18:
- North Bay – OUTLoud North Bay, 123 Delaware Ave. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For information email Seth at [email protected]
- Parry Sound – Mary Street Centre, 24 Mary St., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information email Penny at [email protected]
- Burk’s Falls – Legacy Life Centre, 44 Commercial Dr. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information email Dorothy at [email protected]
A wellness camp is being planned in August, with times and locations to be determined.
Families are asked to register for all summer services at this link.
To see what NNDSB’s mental health team does, visit this page of NNDSB’s website. Learn more about all summer supports and services here.