Mental health and wellness is an essential part of Aberdeen Hall’s school mission and by having a mental health and wellness clinician on campus, Aberdeen Hall is underscoring the importance of mental health as we support our students in living “meaningful and fulfilling lives as compassionate and contributing citizens.”
Our School Counselling Department works with our Health and Wellness Committee to promote mental health through:
Practical programs and initiatives to support the mental well-being of students, faculty, and the school community.
Cultivating a community that is supportive of mental health and wellness. Specifically leading the faculty and students to be aware of mental health issues and encouraging the school community to support one another in working toward mental health and wellness.
The Counselling Department also works directly with our students, providing mental health support both for students with IEPs that designate that the student receives counselling and for students that are referred by their Advisor, Homeroom Teacher, or School Principal for short term counseling on an as-needed basis.
Short term counselling might focus on stress and anxiety reduction strategies, peer relationship strategies, study or academic stress management, and other discussions about mental health and wellness.
If a student expresses interest in or the school counsellor feels that the student may benefit from more long-term counselling support, the school counsellor will refer to a community counsellor based on student needs.