Referral Form

School Social Work Counselling & Support Services are available to all Thunder Bay Catholic students from grade 2 to 12 throughout the summer months (2021) and in preparation for the transition back to school/learning-at-home in the Fall.

Please complete and submit this quick online referral form to request student counselling support.

How Can School Counselling Services Help?

School Social Workers provide brief supportive counselling services (1-5 sessions on average) to help with personal school and life challenges connected to:

  • Impacts of COVID
  • Mood
  • Worries, Stress and Anxiety
  • Family, Friends, Dating issues
  • Identity
  • Difficult experiences, Thoughts or Feelings
  • Back-to-school concerns (classroom or at-home-learning)

School Social Workers also help with referrals to other community services.

No Problem too big or too small.

Online Referrals are Accepted From:

  • Students (12 and older)
  • Parents/guardians of students under 12
  • 3rd Party Community Service Providers on behalf of a student and with appropriate consent

*Important: Parents/guardians who are separated or divorced and share custody must both agree to counselling services on behalf of children under 12.

What happens next?

Once the referral is received, you will be contacted within 3 working days to plan services.

How are counselling services offered?

The Social Worker will negotiate this with you. Options include virtual counselling, phone-based services or in-person with screening and safeguards. Services are voluntary (your choice) and confidential.

What if help is needed NOW?

Call CMHA Thunder Bay’s Crisis Line (346-8282) for immediate mental health support or information any time of the day, evening or night (24/7).

If this is an emergency situation and you or someone else's safety is at risk, call 911 or get to the emergency department of the local hospital.

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