All parents of Immac students, please contact me if there is anything concerning about your child. Should I not be able to answer a question, I will endeavor to get you the information you need from other sources.
Thank you, and as always, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Heather Weidner, Counsellor
Immaculata Catholic Regional High School
(CMHA) for Coping with Natural Disaster Stress More Information found here
Mental Health and Wellness Support for Those Affected by Wildfires: Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 to anyone (youth or adult) providing free, online mental health services. Support is available through text, phone, and online chat. Please share the Kids Help Phone Mental Health and Wellness Support Information within your school communities to those affected by wildfires. For more information visit Current wildfires in Canada: How to get mental health support and the ministry’s erase Mental Health and Well-being web page.
o BC Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789 (no area code required)
o Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
o 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Independent schools – New Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy
Released: The Ministry of Education has announced the release of its new Mental Health in Schools Strategy, which outlines a vision and pathway for mental health promotion in the K-12 education system. The strategy represents the Ministry‘s commitment to implementing the priority actions identified in A Pathway to Hope for the improved wellness of children, youth and young adults. The strategy and other mental health resources can be reviewed on the erase Mental Health & Well-Being web page.
Child & Youth Mental Health offers children, youth, and their families a walk-in service twice a week where children and youth can receive a same-day initial assessment by a trained professional in a confidential environment. No referral needed.
1340 Ellis Street
This is a link to the governments website that provides more information on mental health for children and teens.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (through BC Children’s Hospital):
The following are a some examples of things available from this site:
Foundry Kelowna is a place where any youth or parent in our community can find easy access to the help they need, when they need it. It is an integrated youth and family initiative that will transform how mental health and substance use services are delivered in Kelowna; providing early intervention to support young peoples’ wellbeing. Click the button below to visit our website.
Link to Foundry App
100-1815 Kirschner Rd., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y6G3