Counselling

Counsellors are available to listen to students and support them in areas they may be having difficulties in order for them to be as successful and happy as possible both in and outside of school. How to access a counsellor:

  • Visit the counselling office, check if the counsellor is available
  • If a counsellor is unavailable, Fill out a request form and place it into the appropriate box.

Possible reasons for visiting a counsellor could include:

  • Course planning
  • Career, education, and future planning
  • Goal-setting
  • Personal issues such as:
  • Bullying
  • Conflict resolutions and mediation
  • Effective communication with adults
  • Peer pressure
  • Personal relationship issues like problems friends and/or family
  • Problem solving
  • Health and well-being:
  • Anger management
  • Body image
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyles
  • Self esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sexuality
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Substance use i.e. alcohol and drugs
  • Community services referral
  • Tutoring referral, please see your counsellor for an updated list
  • And much more

Confidentiality – All conversations between students and counsellors are confidential; that means that they do not share information with parents, teachers, other students or school administrators without permission. Counsellors take their commitment to confidentiality very seriously. There are several circumstances, however, that they are legally obliged to break confidentiality for student safety. If students tell counsellors that they are being physically harmed,  are harming or planning on harming someone else or they have suicidal intentions, counsellors must share this information with appropriate community agencies. Counsellors will always inform students when they have to break confidentiality and discuss options with them.

Community Resources

Delta Mental Health Resources provides a comprehensive list of community services and crisis lines available for Delta Residents

Kelty Resource Center provides mental health and substance use information and support for children, youth, parents and families. These resources have been compiled by BC Childrens Hospital’s

The Little Black Book has helpful information about services in Delta and the lower mainland, including violence prevention, health and well-being, counselling, volunteer opportunities and crisis lines available

SafeTeen has compiled a list of and phone numbers: SafeTeen Community Resources

Counselors

NDSS Counselors

The counselors at ND are trained teachers who also have Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology. Our role here is to listen to you and support you in areas where you may be having difficulties in order for you to be as successful and happy as possible both at school and in life in general.

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All students that require support with course planning for post-secondary, scholarships & District Career Programs

Support Workers

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Crisis Line

Kids Help Line for Teens 1-800-668-6868

Suicide and Crisis Prevention 1-800-SUICIDE  (1-800-784-2433)

Shelter and Street Help Line Dial: 211

BC Transit Info Line 604-953-3333

Youth in BC provides an online chat with a counsellor related to suicide

General Youth Resources

Youth in BC provides resources on a variety of issues related to youth. Includes a crisis line and online chat for issures surrounding suicide anddepression.

Mind Check has screening tools, information and self-help resources for substance use, anxiety and depression for youth.

Anxiety BC provides video clips, self help resources, links and management kits for anxiety and anxiety related disorders. All this information is available at in multiple languages including Hindi or Punjabi.

Mind Your Mind is a resource created for youth and by youth. Information and resources on stress, managing crises and mental health.

Depression Hurts is a website for youth to help understand the symptoms of depression.

Here To Help provides a variety of resources on health and well-being including information on
self-image and disordered eating.