Family School Liaison Counsellors
The Family School Liaison Counselling team promotes wellness and positive change through healthy relationships and connections. Our Division Team Lead and in-school Counsellors help students:
- Understand and achieve healthy emotional and social development
- Cope with and manage feelings of worry, sadness, frustration, and loneliness
- Improve self confidence and self esteem
- Access nutrition and wellness resources
Each school in Livingstone Range School Division supports student wellbeing and mental health and has an on-site Counsellor. Some of the ways we champion health and wellness include friendship groups, clinical groups, anti-bullying and promoting kindness programs, GSA’s, yoga classes, and other wellness initiatives.
In addition, Family School Liaison Counsellors offer one-on-one and group counselling; connecting and communicating with home, medical, and mental health agencies; referrals to appropriate community agencies and resources as required; and crisis intervention and threat assessment.
Contact your school’s Family School Liaison Counsellor to find out how we can support healthy student emotional development and relationships.
Our professionals have curated these resources to help families. Use good judgment when accessing websites and online tools. Livingstone Range School Division is not responsible for third-party information.
Our Family School Liaison Counsellors share video messages to help us stay mentally and emotionally well during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- WATCH Episode 1 | Whatever You're Feeling is Normal
- WATCH Episode 2 | Belly Breathing
- WATCH Episode 3 | Activities for Daily Routines - includes instructions for making your own squeezy fidget toy and salt dough sculptures!
- WATCH Episode 4 | Ms. Sparkes reads "The Invisible String"
- WATCH Episode 5 | Practice Kindness
- WATCH Episode 6 | The Many Roles of Parents
- WATCH Episode 7 | Gratefulness Practice
- WATCH Episode 8 | Tips for Handling Worry
- WATCH Episode 9 | Creating a Positive Mindframe
- WATCH Episode 10 | Mindfulness Practice Outside for Students and Adults
- WATCH Episode 11 | Coping With Disappointment Over Cancelled Plans
- WATCH Episode 12 | Frozen or Freed
Promoting Good Mental Health
Find resources for talking, calming anxiety, healthy habits, and mindfulness. Remember: self-care isn't selfish.
- AHS: Virtual Mental Health
- AHS: Help in Tough Times - Self-Help
- My Alberta: Heping You Recover from a Disaster or Emergency
- My Alberta: Helping Children and Teens Recover from a Disaster or Emergency
- VIDEO: Institute of Child Psychology -Helping Children Manage Anxiety Related to COVID-19
- Psychology Foundation of Canada - Kids Have Stress Too
- VIDEOS: Helping Kids Manage Anxiety Around Coronavirus - 4 Experts
- Coping Strategies for Kids at Home
- PBS: Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus and Healthy Habits Videos
- Supporting Kids During Coronavirus
- Applying Mindfulness to Quell Anxiety
- Independent Play and Homeschool Strategies
Mental Health Supports & Helplines
Access mental health supports and services online, by phone, or by text.
- AHS: Virtual Mental Health
- AHS: COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
- AHS: Mental Health - Coping and Connection for Children and Families During COVID-19
Kid’s Help Phone | 1-800-668-6868 | Text ‘CONNECT’ to 686868
- ConnecTeen | www.calgaryconnecteen.com | Call or Text 587-333-2724
- Mental Health Help Line | 1-877-303-2642
- Addiction Services Helpline | 1-866-332-2322
- Family Violence Info Line | 403-310-1818