School Mental Health Supports
Carizon works in collaboration with Waterloo Region District School Board and Waterloo Catholic District School Board to provide school-based mental health services. This team provides support to children and families who have emerging or challenging mental health concerns.
Schools in Waterloo Region now have access to a mental health worker who can meet confidentially with clients and their families in their home or in the community. In this meeting, the worker will seek to understand the challenges the client faces in the community, home and/or school environment, discuss the impact on his/her mental health and determine the most appropriate services and supports.
Depending on each individual’s circumstances, your community mental health coordinator can offer services that may include strategies for managing stress, anxiety, anger and depression, support with setting goals, help accessing community supports, or help accessing family support programs.
The school-based community mental health services are available to students in grades JK- grade 6 throughout the school year and are short term in duration (normally 10-12 weeks).
Access to the School-Based Community Mental Health Services program is available through a referral by your school social worker and/or psychological services consultant.