Mental health supports for SCDSB students and families available over the summer break

support available as part of response to COVID-19 crisis

Some folks with the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) are putting in extra hours this summer in case students need their help.

The SCDSB is offering summer mental health supports for its students and families over the summer break, part of a response to the COVID-19 crisis. SCDSB social workers are available to work with students who may be dealing with an identified mental health concern, substance use, personal or academic stress.

“Staying connected to mental health supports during the summer months is important for students experiencing mental health concerns,” reads a statement from the SCDSB. “Human connection and ongoing conversation are essential to supporting and enhancing student well-being, coping, a sense of belonging and readiness to learn.”

Services being offered include brief interventions, wellness checks, small group support and workshops via secure video, and consultations. Check out the SCDSB website for more information on how to make use of these services.