Barrington Municipal High School
Principal: Cathy Breen
Address: 536 Oak Park Road, Barrington, Nova Scotia B0W1E0
We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, which is the traditional ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
The following are contacts for mental health support, particularly in crisis situations.
School Counselling Services- Please reach out to Melanie d’Entremont if you require counselling support or assistance accessing any of these resources.
Please reach out to our Admin team as well, if you require assistance/support with accessing any of these services:
Principal Cathy Breen- firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Prinicipal Phoebe Cameronemail@example.com
Yarmouth Mental Health and Addictions – Crisis Response Service (CRS):
Located at the Yarmouth hospital, this service provides assistance to children, youth, and adults who are experiencing a crisis due to a mental health disorder or harmful substance.
Clinicians support callers who present with suicidal thoughts, self-harming thoughts or behaviors, overwhelming anxiety, difficulty coping with distress, psychotic or distorted thinking, depression, substance use difficulties or any other self-identified mental health concerns. Crisis is self-defined by the individual calling for support.
24-Hour Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
Yarmouth Mental Health Line (902)742-4222
Shelburne Mental Health Line- (902)-875-4200
*Or go immediately to the Yarmouth Hospital emergency department
Kids Help Phone:
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. It offers professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with them whenever you want, however you want.
Visit https://kidshelpphone.ca for more information. Need help now? You can reach a professional counsellor 24/7 by calling 1-800-668-6868, or by texting CONNECT to 686868.
The Provincial Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line:
This support provides crisis intervention for children, youth and adults experiencing a mental health crisis or mental distress.
To access this service during a mental health crisis, call 902-429-8167 or 1-888-429-8167 (toll free) available to help 24/7.
The Youth Project:
The YP provides supportive counselling for youth who want to talk to someone about sexual orientation or gender identity. The support coordinator is available to listen, provide information and help youth get more support. Our support worker can also help you get connected to other safe and supportive resources in your community.
Call and make an appointment to talk to someone. We can also use Skype to chat for those of you who are far away. All you need to do is contact us by phone or e-mail. Phone: (902) 429 5429 ext 230 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Available 24/7. Emergency response for all crisis situations. If you or a someone you know needs the help of an adult, please use this resource for support.
Sr. High Courses - Course changing and/or dropping is extremely limited and reviewed on an individual basis. The last day for possibly changing or dropping a Semester 2 course is February 5th . After that, all students must remain in their scheduled courses and all academic marks will be recorded on the student transcript.
Lunch Program - The lunch program, similar to our breakfast program has the same mission. Therefore, we want all our students and parents to be aware of the lunch program at BMHS. This program is completely run by donations, promoting every student should have access to a lunch and not go hungry. For more information please contact Mrs Breen or Ms Cameron.
NSISP - Host families are needed for the Nova Scotia International Student Program for Sept 2021. Please contact Rebecca Symonds at 902-635-1145 or email Rebecca.symonds@tcrce if interested. For more information please visit www.nsisp.ca
Please Use The Designated Drop Off Area When Dropping Off Or Picking Up Your Child - There is an enormous volume of parents dropping off & picking up their children in the staff parking lot, this presents multiple safety concerns. Please use the designated drop off area located at the east entrance of the building.
Please bring a refillable water bottle to school
In following our return to school plan and Public Health protocols, students are reminded that they must wear a mask on the bus, in classrooms when they are not able to socially distance and in all common areas of the school
Please make sure student chrome books are charged at home and brought to school daily