School board offering mental health services

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The Near North District School Board (NNDSB) is offering mental health services throughout this summer at drop-in hubs throughout the region.

Essentially, the drop-in sessions offer strategies to youth to help cope with anxiety, anger, and impulsivity.

In North Bay, services are offered at OUTLoud, at 123 Delaware Ave. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, email Seth Compton at seth.compton@nearnorthschools.ca.

Parry Sound residents can drop into sessions at Mary Street Centre, 24 Mary St., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Penny Moffat at penny.moffat@nearnorthschools.ca.

For Burk’s Falls’ youth, Legacy Life Centre at 44 Commercial Dr. offers services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Email Dorothy at Dorothy.haggartdaavis@nearnorthschools.ca for more information.

The drop-in programs are geared toward youth aged 10 to 18.

The board is also presenting a virtual group for students aged 7 to 11. Sessions occur on July 20, and 27, with August sessions on the 3, 10, and 17 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Webinars for students and families begin July 14, hosted by the NNDSB’s mental health team.

More information regarding the services provided this summer by NNDSB can be found on their website.

David Briggs, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, BayToday.ca

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