Board Provides Mental Health Services This Summer

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Near North District School Board (NNDSB) is pleased to offer mental health services throughout the summer.

The mental health team is providing on-going counselling to students and families who have already connected with the team and will be accepting new referrals throughout July and August.

Three youth drop-in wellness hubs are operating this summer for 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 Seth.Compton@nearnorthschools.ca
  • Parry Sound – Mary Street Centre, 24 Mary St., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information email Penny at penny.moffat@nearnorthschools.ca
  • Burk’s Falls – Legacy Life Centre, 44 Commercial Dr. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. For information email Dorothy at Dorothy.haggartdaavis@nearnorthschools.ca

A virtual group for students aged 7 to 11 will be held 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. 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.

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