All parents of any grade level of Immac students, if there is anything that is concerning about your son or daughter please contact me and I will help out where I can. Should I not be able to answer a question I will endeavor to get you the information you need from other sources.
Thanks and, as always, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Natalie Dawson, Counsellor
Immaculata Catholic Regional High School
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
OPEN: Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
WALK-IN HOURS: Mon-Fri 2:00pm - 5:00pm
100-1815 Kirschner Rd., Kelowna, B.C., V1Y6G3
The Parent in Residence Program - In the Okanagan both Sheila Dyer and Lori Raible work to walk alongside parents who are parenting youth who are struggling with a challenge to their mental health or engaging in substance use. They offer peer support to parents and caregivers from a perspective of lived experience, education and resources. The program is free of charge and there's no waiting list. Parents can simply reach out to their email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
*Currently, due to COVID, CYMH are asking that you call first before going down to the intake clinic.
Tuesdays - 9am -11am and 1pm - 3pm
Thursdays- 9am - 11am
1340 Ellis Street
This is a link to the governments website that provides more information on mental health for children and teens.