Wellness and Mental Health
Welcome to our Wellness and Mental Health page for our NCS community. In collaboration with some of our High School students and the counselling department at NCS, we want to offer this as a place where you can get information that will help you to keep well as you nurture your mental health.
We will try to update information regularly, so visit us when you can.
Short articles with information relevant to wellness and mental health.
Mental Health Resources
Crisis Resources in our Community
24-Hour Vancouver Island Crisis Line 1-888-494-3888
The Vancouver Island Crisis Line provides a supportive listening ear for people in emotional distress and connection to emergency mental health services when needed.
Crisis Chat – 6 – 10 p.m. Seven days a week
Visit the Crisis Line website at www.vicrisis.ca
Crisis Text – 6 – 10 p.m. Seven days a week
1-250-800-3806 from your cell phone.
We have created this section as a place for you to submit your questions. Please keep your questions general. We will post your question (without your name) with an answer from Benson. Benson will try to give you advice or ideas, and these will be helpful to others.
Sharing Your Stories and Information about good resources
Share your ideas with us. What are you doing to keep well. What is working well for you as you manage stress and uncertainty. Share your ideas about how we can support you better.
I would like to connect with a NCS Counsellor
Please let us know if you need to connect with one of our counsellors. We can connect via the school email or online. Students under 12 will require permission from their parents to do this. Students over 12 can self-refer. Confidentiality rules will be the same as when we meet in the school. Your counsellor will go over this with you.