Niagara Catholic is committed to supporting student mental health and well-being by providing a supportive framework through our Niagara Catholic Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy.
The Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy is developed in consultation with Board and school staff and the Mental Health Team.
The Niagara Catholic Mental Health Team is comprised of:
- the Superintendent of Education,
- the Mental Health Lead,
- School-Based Social Workers
- Child and Youth Workers
Click on the link to view the Niagara Catholic Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy
Niagara Catholic administrators and staff are expected to:
- Create a safe, caring, and inclusive learning environment
- Support students’ mental health literacy
- Actively listen to students about their needs
- Identify and support students who may be struggling
- Communicate concerns about students to their school administrator
Niagara Catholic has a central Mental Health Leadership Team that works closely with The Mental Lead to plan and oversee the Niagara Catholic Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy.
Our central-level social work team utilizes a referral-based model and provides the following services:
- Assessments to inform treatment planning
- Direct support to students with clinical level concerns with intervention through counselling and therapy
- Developing intervention plans in consultation with students, families, and staff
- Completing referrals to community mental health services and programs where intervention continues to be required beyond school-based services
- Developing, implementing and delivering effective professional learning for Niagara Catholic staff and parent community
To request social work support for your child, please contact your Principal or Vice- Principal.