Child and Youth Worker (CYW) and Mental Health

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Notre Dame is blessed to have a Child and Youth Worker who supports our students in their social-emotional development and determines the best way to support students who are experiencing challenges and conflict in their everyday lives.  Students may require assistance with behavioural, social, emotional and academic issues within the school environment.  Our CYW works and collaborates with the SUCCESS Team, which involves school administration and school board staff to effectively direct students and families in need to the proper resources for in school support and also community support.

Need Help Now?

Pathstone Mental Health: Telephone counselling and crisis services for youth : 1 800 263-4944


Contact Niagara: Students and parents→ Connect to community services for mental health and development for children up to 18 years of age: 905 684-3407 or 1 800 933-3617


Kids Help Phone:  24-hour help for ages 5 to 20: 1 800 668-6868


Distress Centre Niagara: 24-hour distress line

            St. Catharines/Niagara Falls: 905 688-3711

            Port Colborne/Wainfleet:  905 734-1212

            Fort Erie:  905 382-0689

            Grimsby/West Lincoln:  905 563-6674

Resources for Students and Parents

Mental Health Resources and Supports School Mental Health Ontario- Self Care 101


School Mental Health Ontario- Reaching out


Headspace:  Guided Meditations App



Anxiety Canada- Mindshift CBT App


MindShift: Strategies to deal with anxieties and fears around test anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic, and conflict


For more information to speak to our Child and Youth Worker, please contact the school at 905-788-3060

Notre Dame College School   •   64 Smith Street    •   Welland, ON,  L3C 4H4   •  905-788-3060

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