Swampscott Public Schools

Health & Wellness

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If there is a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to an emergency room.

Mental Health and Wellness Referral Services

INTERFACE Referral Service

SPS and the Town of Swampscott would like to introduce you to a new service that has recently become available to all SPS students, including our Nahant and Boston/METCO students, and Swampcott residents. INTERFACE is a FREE mental health referral service administered by William James College, and is designed to help find mental health providers quickly and effectively. They will help you cut through the red tape of looking for a therapist/psychiatrist, and their service is based on “matching” people with appropriate support efficiently based on their needs, preferences, and insurance.

The Helpline is available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll-free). Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller. Please see What to Expect When You Call the Helpline (available in multiple languages) to get more information about the referral process.

Maintaining Mental Health and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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COVID-19 Resources

The Massachusetts Department of Health has compiled resources and tips to help boost emotional health, mental health, and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak. Resources are available in multiple languages.


Additional Mental Health Resources

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HandholdMA.org is a new website designed for parents who are worried about their children’s mental health. The website, created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have “been there,” was designed for parents of school-aged children in Massachusetts.

Handhold has three main sections:

  • Should I worry? Helps parents explore if their kid is just being a kid, or if their behavior is something to worry about. Parents can learn about signs to look for and get suggestions on what to do next.

  • What can I do? Tips, tools, and strategies that have worked for other families, sorted by topic, and picked by Handhold. These are things parents can learn about or do from home.

  • Who can help? Carefully selected community organizations and government resources to help families find the right mental health services

For help navigating the mental health system: 1-800-370-9085

https://namimass.org/ (NAMI Mass Compass Helpline)