A message from Elementary School Counsellor, Angela Hagen:

Hello Parents :^)

Here is a list of mental health resources that I hope you will find helpful. The list includes local agency contact info, and social/emotional supports and information for kids and families dealing with anxiety, grief & loss, trauma, anger, family problems, etc. Have a look, and if you have any questions, I’d be happy to talk with you about them. You can contact me at ahagen@sd85.bc.ca, or ask the school to have me call you to set up a time to chat.

SEL Resources for Parents: (Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, Anger, Bullying, Family Problems, etc.)

Local North Island Counselling Services for children, youth, parents, and families, include:

1. CYMH (Child &Youth Mental Health): Port Hardy 250-949- 8011

2. NICCCS (North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society): Port Hardy 250-949-8333

3. North Island Community Services: Port McNeill 250-956-4214

4. Discovery Youth & Family Substance Use Services: Port Hardy 250‐902‐6063

Online information and resource links:

• Local mental health resources https://nicccs.org/resources/

•  Confident Parents, Thriving Kids     https://welcome.cmhacptk.ca

•  Self-Regulation/Stress Management: Dr. Stuart Shanker https://self-reg.ca/parents/

•  Stuart Shanker, Self Reg parent resources:  https://self-reg.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/infosheet_SelfRegParents.pdf

•  Gabor Mate, ADHD & trauma: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEa0-t4Icss.  (This is a 2 min excerpt from one of his talks on ADHD)

•  Zones of Regulation


•  EASE at Home (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) https://healthymindsbc.gov.bc.ca/ease-at-home/

•  Free Autism assessments     https://www.variety.bc.ca/autism-assessments/

•  Internet Safety          https://protectchildren.ca/en/resources-research/online-safety/

•  Kerri Isham, PowerUp Education: sexual health education


•  Simply Safe Kids (Body Safety):


•  Grief resources for children and youth https://www.childrenandyouthgriefnetwork.com/resources/

• Bullying info for parents https://www.prevnet.ca/bullying/parents

• Divorce & Separation

1) https://bc.familieschange.ca/en/parents/parent-guide

2) https://bc.familieschange.ca/en/kids

            3) https://bc.familieschange.ca/en/teens

            Video: Dinosaurs Divorce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQcrq96608A