Mental Health and Well-Being Services

Mental Health and Well-Being Services
Posted on 07/14/2020
School closures as well as the uncertainties about returning to school in September may impact the emotional well-being of some students. Mental health professionals from the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board will continue to provide support to students throughout the summer months. For example, if you were receiving support from a school social worker during the school year, this service can be provided over the phone or online throughout the summer months. To learn more about these supports and how to access them please contact tessierp@npsc.ca.

A reminder to all parents, caregivers and students that the NPSC Wellness group (for elementary families) and the SJSH Wellness Hub on Edsby will continue to provide well-being resources and activities that promote positive mental health during the summer months. Check these pages regularly to learn more about supporting children and youth during this time. To request access the elementary group search “NPSC Wellness (Elementary Mental Health)” on Edsby and send a message to one of the group moderators.

Community Support:


If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of your local hospital. Even in these unusual times, it is important to get the immediate help that you need. There are people ready and available to help.
If you are not sure if it is an emergency, or just need to talk through the situation, consider reaching out to Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, or the Hands Crisis Line at 1-844-287-9072.

For youth 16 years and older, the Mobile Crisis North Bay City Police and North Bay Regional Health Centre is operating regular hours Monday-Friday 8-6 available through the non-emergency line of the police service 705-497-5555.

Connex Ontario is a central database for services available at Connexontario.ca or by telephone 1-866-531-2600.

Children and teens can speak with a counselor 24/7 by calling Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or texting CONNECT to 686868.