NNDSB wellness hubs returning this summer season

Drop-in wellness hubs for college students are as soon as once more being equipped by the Close to North District College Board (NNDSB).

The drop-in hubs shall be working till Aug. 18, and are described as “locations the place college students can join in particular person, interact in enjoyable actions and study suggestions to deal with stress”.

NNDSB little one growth counsellors and academic assistants shall be available and taking “a whole method to well-being, offering assist and instruments for bodily, psychological, emotional and social well-being.”

NNDSB performing psychological well being lead, Lana St. Louis, stated the employees on the drop-ins construct stress administration expertise into enjoyable actions, like journaling and mindfulness.

Actions taking place on the wellness hubs embody journaling, creating wholesome meals and bodily actions.

St. Louis additionally famous that one of many methods the pandemic has impacted many older kids and adolescents’ psychological well being is thru “social malnutrition”. The wellness hubs present a chance for outdoor of the varsity 12 months for college students to be with friends, make new buddies and follow social expertise with the assist of a educated counsellor.

Regardless that they drop-in and depart anytime, St. Louis stated most college students keep for the entire day. All are welcome to drop in on the hubs at any time, nonetheless, college students underneath the age of 12 require a signed parental consent kind.

“That is the second 12 months this system is working. The scholars who attended final 12 months loved this system and the employees had been in a position to make connections with college students that continued into the varsity 12 months,” St. Louis stated.

In North Bay, the hub is operated at OUTLoud, 123 Delaware Ave. Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11:30 to three p.m. for ages 10 to 18. For extra data, e mail brianne.macdowell@nearnorthschools.ca.


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