The Northwest Catholic District School Board - Mental Health
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Mental Health

Riley Keast, Mental Health Leader
The Northwest Catholic District School Board
555 Flinders Avenue
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3L2
Phone:  (807) 274-2931 ext. 1234 Fax:  (807) 274-8792

The role of the mental health lead is to implement and coordinate mental health services in the schools and to support staff in being able to recognize mental health signs and symptoms to support their students in their learning.

What is Mental Health and why is it important?
 Where to get help?

  • Shawna Sveinson - CYW, St. Joseph's School
  • Jill Foran  -  CYW, Sacred Heart School
  • Andy McCormick - CYW, St. Francis & St. Michael's Schools

The role of the Child & Youth Worker (CYW) is to provide social,
emotional and behavioural support to children and youth at school.

  •  Hailey Henderson - Mental Health & Addictions Nurse

The role of the Mental Health and Addictions Nurse is to help students
with mental health and addictions issues to thrive in school, remain in
or successfully transition back to school.


The Northwest Catholic District School Board Mental Health and Well-Being Strategy

The Northwest Catholic District School Board has made a strong commitment to promoting mental health and well-being for all students and staff. In order to support that commitment a mental health and well-being strategy has been created. Please click here to view this document. 

Programming in the Schools Related to Wellness & Mental Health

  • Dove Uniquely Me Program (Self-Esteem & Mindfulness Program)

 Zones of Regulation (Self-Regulation Program)

  •  Connections Club (Social Skills, Self-Esteem, Positive Relationships)
  •  Yoga

     Roots of Empathy (Increasing Empathy & Social Competency,
while reducing levels of aggression and bullying.)

  •  Go Zen! (Anxiety-Relief Program)
  Playground Activities Leaders in the Schools (PALS)
  •  Mind Up! (Mindfulness Neuroscience Program)
     Calming Rooms/Sensory Rooms (places for students & staff 
                                                        to relax, be mindful & de0escalate)