Guildford Park Counselling Department
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Our goal is to support our diverse population of learners by providing them with a safe space to talk, empower them towards positive change, help them to have a successful high school experience and to support students actualize their goals for life after high school.
Counsellors facilitate the educational, personal, social, emotional and career development of students in the school system. All our school counsellors have Bachelor of Education Degrees along with Masters Degrees in Counselling.
GP Counselling Support includes:
- counselling for individual students to support their mental health and wellness as related to personal, home or school issues
- developing students’ self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, social skills and problem-solving skills
- providing information on graduation requirements, course selection, career planning and post-secondary information
- liaising with parents and community agencies to facilitate access to services and ensure ongoing communication with schools
- supporting students and families in distress
- collaborating and consulting with professionals at the school and district levels around additional supports for students, including participation in School-Based Team meetings.
- organizing and facilitating referrals for special education services or supports
- providing input into development of individualized education plans
- organizing and implementing the process of course selection for grade groups, as well as Grade 7 articulation
Students may make an appointment with their counsellor in several ways:
- Preferred method is via Teams, then email or by filling out an appointment slip available at the main office
- Counsellors are typically able to meet with student as a “drop in” at lunch or afterschool.
Parents are welcome to contact counsellors if they have any questions or concerns about their child by contacting the office or by sending an email. If an in-person meeting is preferred, an appointment can be arranged.
Useful Resources and Links:
- Kids Help Phone https://kidshelpphone.ca/ (24/7 service via text, phone or live chat)
- Anxiety Canada https://www.anxietycanada.com/
- Foundry https://foundrybc.ca/
- Here to Help https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/
- Erase https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/erase
- Mindfulness for Teens https://www.mindfulnessforteens.com/guided-meditations
- Suicide Crisis Prevention Line (toll free) 1-800-784-2433 or (604) 872-3311 (24/7 confidential, non-judgemental, free emotional support for people; experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide. Available in 140 languages)
- Mental Health Support line open for all ages 24/7 (604-310-6789)
- Child and Youth Mental Health Clinics https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/mental-health-substance-use/child-teen-mental-health
- Education Planner BC https://educationplannerbc.ca/
- Student Transcript Service (STS) https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/
- Graduation Requirement information https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation
- Graduation Assessments – Literacy and Numeracy https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/administration/program-management/assessment/graduation