Hello! My name is Michelle Waddell and I am the school counsellor. 

The best way to contact me is through email:

Parenting Resources

Topic: Keeping them Safe while Helping them Grow: Supporting children’s emotional growth in challenging times

Date: April 21 Time: 7 - 8:30 pm Location: Virtual via Microsoft Teams Live Event

Teams Link:

Parenting Books:

Drop the Worry Ball by Dr. Alex Russell

How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk  - Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

You and Your Anxious Child – Anne Marie Albano

Under Pressure by Lisa Damour, PhD.

Screen Wise – Helping Kids Thrive in their Digital World – Devorah Heitner, PhD.


Caregiver Education Series

The AHS Children, Youth and Families - Addiction and Mental Health Caregiver Education Team is proud to be able to continue to offer free programming for parents and caregivers of children and youth through our new partnership with the Mental Health Foundation. In response to the global pandemic, our programming continues to be offered virtually at this time.

See the attached newsletter for more information on topics, dates, times, and registration.

CYF Caregiver Education May 2021

or visit:

Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more!

Strathcona County Services

Strathcona County Family Resource Network

Parenting is a journey and everyone needs help sometimes. The Family Resource Network offers a range of FREE parenting supports and services including:
• Information on child and youth development
• Working through parenting challenges
• Supporting unique parenting plans
• Connecting to community resources
• In-home and virtual parenting support
For more information, call Family and Community Services at 780-464-4044 or email

Free Professional Counselling Sessions Remotely

The City University in Canada, Virtual Counselling Clinic offers no cost professional counselling sessions remotely to clients living across Alberta via a secured video conferencing platform. Services are provided by Master of Counselling Internship Students in the final year of their graduate degree, and are under the direction of a Registered Psychologist. 

For more information please visit:



Phone: 780 918 8290

Check this out!

Youth Mental Health Resource Hub (Alberta Government): A hub of relevant resources to help you take care of yourself and look out for the people you love during this challenging time. 

Togetherall is a new virtual mental health resource from Alberta Health Services.  Togetherall is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Togetherall is free to all Albertans aged 16+, register using your Alberta postal code.

Primary Care Network   The Sherwood Park PCN Mental Health (MH) Program offers a variety of free services on a referral-only basis: Initial assessments, treatment plans, and navigational assistance are provided by mental health clinicians for children (pre-school & up), adolescents, and adults. Please note, the clinic is not a counselling center and does not provide ongoing services/treatment.  

Important Mental Health Numbers:

Addiction Helpline – 1-866-332-2322

Community Resources – 211 Alberta

Crisis Text Line - Text CONNECT to 741741

Family Violence – Find Supports – 310-1818

Income Supports – 1-866-644-5135

Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Mental Health Helpline – 1-877-303-2642