Hello! My name is Michelle Waddell and I am the school counsellor.
The best way to contact me is through email: email@example.com
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.
Visit our website for tip sheets, videos, and more! www.cyfcaregivereducation.ca
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
Strathcona County Services
Strathcona County Family Resource Network
The Family Resource Network provides a range of programs and services that focus on building well-being
and resiliency. Free supports are available to children and youth ages 0-18 and their parents and caregivers.
Virtual Parent Support Groups
We work with parents and caregivers to:
- Identify parenting goals and address challenges
- Encourage positive child and youth development
- Strengthen parent-child relationships
Together we can caregivers and their children build:
- Networks of support
- Awareness of resources, programs and services
- Community connection
We have programs and information to:
- Promote communication and problem solving skills
- Enhance relationships
- Increase positive behaviour
- Explore the stages of development
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