Counselling, Health and Wellness

Lethbridge School Division believes in supporting the mental health and well-being of all students. Student wellness is essential to student learning and personal growth. Classroom teachers, school-based teams, families and community partners collaborate to meet the social-emotional needs of students. Together we can make a difference. Lean in, we are here to help!

 

 

Division Wellness Team

The Division's Wellness Team is comprised of the the Counselling Coordinator, teacher counsellors, family school liason counsellors (FSLCs) and student support workers. Team members are designated to schools based on need. The wellness team works to provide social-emotional support and is a contributor to building trauma-informed schools for the benefit of all.   

In addition to the Division's Wellness Team, student wellness is also supported by school administration, the Engagement Consultant, Indigenous grad coaches, Health Champions and the Mental Health Capacity Building Team (MHCB).

Today's students live in a very dynamic, ever-changing world that presents constant change and requires our youth to develop a strong character, build safe connections, maintain a healthy lifestyle and develop resiliency

Being resilient in an expansive and exciting world can be overwhelming and uncertain. Student's feelings of anxiety and depression can be intensified by issues like peer pressure, unhealthy friendships, family instability, addictions, and other societal pressures. All of these issues can create barriers to a student living their best life. The wellness team provides support to students with academic, social and emotional demands.

Wellness teams are an integral and essential component of the educational process for all students as they progress through the educational system and transition to life beyond high school. 

Wellness Teams aim to provide students with:

  • opportunities to develop an appreciation of themselves and others;
  • opportunities to develop relationship building skills, ethical standards and a sense of responsibility;
  • opportunities to acquire skills and attitudes necessary to develop educational goals which are suited to their needs, interests and abilities;
  • information which would enable them to make decisions about career and life opportunities.

Kids Helpline 1-800-668-6868
Some people get a little weirded out when they hear the word “counselling.” That’s OK. Basically, counselling is about talking to someone who knows a lot about many different issues that young people face. We think of counselling as a conversation with someone whom you can trust, who won’t judge you, and who wants to help. 

Text, phone and live chat options are available. The website has a resource section to help you find local support in your area.

For information on counselling services please contact:

Kathy Mundell, Counselling Coordinator
Pronouns: she/her 
Phone: (403) 380-5320
Email: kathy.mundell@lethsd.ab.ca