Counselling

Our school counsellors provide a variety of services to Claremont students and their families intended to facilitate the educational, personal, social, emotional, and career development of students in schools and in the community.

Check out this month's SD63 Mental Wellbeing Snapshot!

Wellbeing.gov.bc.ca

The Wellbeing.gov.bc.ca, managed by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions.

Everyone’s journey to wellbeing is different – whether you are on a personal journey or are supporting someone who is facing mental health or substance use challenges.

Wellbeing.gov.bc.ca was created because:

  • People from all over British Columbia should have the tools necessary to navigate accessing the services and resources they need. And sometimes you may not know where to start.

  • People need access to the right supports, at the right time, that meet them where they are at, easily and quickly.

This site is your trusted guide to finding the right information and services to meet your needs.

Upcoming Opportunities

Check back frequently for information on upcoming community events for students and families.

Parents Together - Parenting Teens
Boys & Girls Club
Tuesdays (ongoing) | 12:00pm -1:30pm or 6:30pm - 8:00pm | ONLINE

Sometimes parenting challenges can feel overwhelming. This program for parents of teens provides ongoing support. Manual and materials are provided to participants. Parents may stay in the group as long as they feel they need support and help in their daily parenting.
Topics include:

  • Attachment and relationship-based practices

  • Communication and 6 critical messages

  • Developmental changes in pre-adolescence

  • Adolescent brain development

  • Boundaries, and turning over responsibility as appropriate

  • Self-care – taking back your life

  • Adolescent mental health

  • Substance use and teens

Registration: parentingprograms@bgcsvi.org


Foundry Virtual BC: Check out all of the virtual groups and workshops available here! https://foundrybc.ca/virtual/groups-workshops/

QUEER ACTIVISM NIGHT
Victoria Pride Society Youth Council
June 30, 2022 | 5pm – 8pm
THE BAY CENTRE, 1050 DOUGLAS STREET
Cost: FREE

The Victoria Pride Society Youth Council invites everyone to a night full of intersectional 2SLGBTQ+ activism. Amazing locals will speak on everything from self-empowerment to social justice issues. Dinner will be provided. Secure your spot before space runs out!

This year’s speakers will be announced shortly.

To register, visit Eventbrite

Parents of Gender Creative or Trans Youth
Parent Support Services of BC
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month | 7:30PM

We understand parenting kids who are gender expressive or who are trans is unique. Connect with others in the same situation and share your joys, hardships and learn from each other. Circles are confidential and safe for all members.

For more information or to register contact: cassandra.strain@parentsupportbc.ca OR office@parentsupportbc.ca or register HERE

Mind Me
Foundry BC Virtual

Are you a youth between the ages of 14-17 struggling with low mood and anxiety? Join Foundry Virtual BC's new group, MindMe where we will learn about common worries, anxiety, and depression and understand the impact of emotions and thoughts on our well-being.

This group will also aim to facilitate the learning of strategies to cope with challenging emotions, worries and situations that can feel overwhelming. To learn more and register, email online@foundrybc.ca

Caregivers Support
Foundry BC Virtual

This is a support group for caregivers of young people age 12-24 to connect in a safe, inclusive, and confidential space. This group will be facilitated by two caregivers with lived experience supporting youth with various mental health and substance use challenges. Topics discussed each week will vary, and will ensure ample time for open dialogue.

For questions or registration, email online@foundrybc.ca

Teens in Control
BC Schizophrenia Society

Teens in Control is a support and education group for youth who have a family member (e.g., parent, sibling) with mental illness. The groups help youth better understand and cope with mental illness in their family.

For more information and registration, please contact: kidsincontrol@bcss.org



Help for the Hard Times
Family Smart
Monthly (ongoing)| ONLINE

FamilySmart is starting a new workshop series called Help For The Hard Times. These workshops are for South Island families and caregivers whose child or youth has been a patient in a psychiatric unit or have had repeated hospital ER visits at Victoria General or Ledger House. These will be facilitated by parents with lived experience and are hosted online. (I am one of the facilitators) Also, there is no cost to families.
Session 1: How to support a safety plan at home (Part 1)
Session 2: How to support a safety plan at home (Part 2)
Session 3: How to take care of yourself and your family after a crisis
Session 4: How to find the resources you need
Cost: FREE
For more information and registration: https://familysmart.ca/workshops/

Check out Family Smart's other parenting workshops! Click Here

Parent Support Circle Vancouver Island - Parenting Teens
Parent Support Services of BC
Thursdays (ongoing) | 7:30PM | ONLINE

Raising children to be the best they can be is no easy task. Parent Support Circles provide a safe, supportive space to share ideas and information with others who are raising teens. Join weekly for support circle meeting with other parents of teens to discuss common issues that come up. Explore ideas to help adjust in ways that allow you to support your teen in becoming a capable and independent adult.
Cost: FREE
To register, visit bit.ly/provcircleform or contact Sandi Halvorson at sandi.halvorson@parentsupportbc.ca or 250-468-9658

The Saanich School District resides on the traditional territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ people encompassing the four local communities: BO,ḰE,ĆEN (Pauquachin), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), W̱,SIKEM (Tseycum), and S,ȾAUTW̱ (Tsawout). We would like to acknowledge and thank the W̱SÁNEĆ people for sharing their territory. HÍSW̱ḴE