The Government of Canada and United Way Southern Interior BC granted SD83 Wellness Centres funding under the Covid-19 Emergency Community Support Fund. This funding was used to provide SD83 students with increased access to the health and wellness supports they need to cope positively with life changes as a result of COVID19. Some of the barriers to access services have been removed with enhanced technology and connections to students virtually, decreasing isolation.
Any student in SD83 can now access a confidential, online chat with a mental health support worker. If a student is looking for mental health resources or information about the Wellness Centres their questions can be answered safely and securely. Our 100% confidential encrypted online-chat support and confidential consultation is there to help students find what they need regardless of the school they attend.