LKDSB mental health professionals provide evidence informed individual, family and group support, counselling and consultation to help students overcome mental health/ social/ emotional/ behavioural/ academic barriers to learning. Our focus is on a strengths based, skills building approach to help increase resiliency and promote positive mental health and well-being.
If a student is experiencing issues that are affecting their school experience or general well-being, our mental health professionals can help them to find solutions and to make a plan.
Mental health is a positive concept, something we all have and need to nourish in order to lead healthy lives.
At the LKDSB, we support the development of mental health through curriculum, systematic training to staff, collaboration with community partners, and a focus on promoting well-being. Every school district in the
province has a Mental Health Leader who is responsible for developing
and implementing the board Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and
Action Plan. The Mental Health Leader is a regulated health
professional who works at the system level to provide mental health
leadership, resources, and coaching to schools in the board. The
Mental Health Leader, and the Superintendent with responsibility for
mental health, is the board liaison to the provincial school mental
health strategy, led by School Mental Health ASSIST.
For more information about mental health, contact:
Katie Colameco, Mental Health Leader
519-336-1500 ext 31351Katie.Colameco@lkdsb.netTwitter: @lkdsbwellness