School Social Work Services provide evidence informed
individual, family and group support, counselling and consultation to help
secondary students overcome mental health/social/emotional barriers to
learning. Our focus is on a strengths based 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, school social workers can help
them to find solutions and to make a plan. This can include worries about
returning to school or transitioning from grade 8-9 during these uncertain
To access the School Social Worker please contact the principal of your school directly to inquire about support.
Learn more about what LKDSB Social Workers can help with.
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