School Counseling

Message from our Guidance Counselor-Mrs. Hutchings:

Hello families,

I wanted to reach out and offer my support as your guidance counselor during these uncertain and unprecedented times. We are still working out the best mode of communication between families and counselors however I wanted to send along my email in the meantime. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel your child or family would benefit from guidance support. I check my email frequently. lindsihutchings@nlesd.ca

While these circumstances are far from ideal, I hope you all have the opportunity to get some rest and spend quality time together. Below are a few resources that you may wish to utilize during this time. If you are looking for resources on a particular topic/issue please reach out!

Sending you all love and support,

Lindsi Hutchings :)


Websites with free downloadable resources:

http://www.plantlovegrow.com/index.html

(This is one of my favourite websites with free resources on a number of topics such as self esteem, friendships, anger, anxiety etc)

https://www.anxietycanada.com/free-downloadable-pdf-resources/

(lots of great resources here for parents and youth to help cope with anxiety)

Apps

MindShift CBT https://anxietycanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Getting-Started-with-MindShift-CBT.pdf (instructions on getting started with Mindshift)

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

https://www.stopbreathethink.com/kids/

https://www.calm.com/

https://www.bridethegapp.ca/

Helplines:

Kids Help Line

1 800 668 6868

Mental Health Crisis line:

1 888 737 4668