OSS offers counselling to all students. If you are feeling: anxious, confused, depressed or just need some advice or guidance, please see Ms. Zakall in the counselling bubble or contact her by email at [email protected]
Counselling Services available to OSS students
Desert Sun Counselling. Students can be referred by OSS and referral needs to be submitted and approved by the SBO.
Desert Sun Counselling Center – Counselling and Resource Center
Child Youth and Mental Health (CYMH) The referral process and initial intake call is done over the phone or in person at the Oliver or Penticton office 250-487-4422
Child & Youth Mental Health Intake Clinics - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)
The Foundry in Penticton is a “one stop shop” for services. Please see website:
Penticton - Foundry - Where wellness takes shape (foundrybc.ca)
Helpful websites for students and parents:
http://www.NeedHelpNow.ca - a safe place for teens to turn when they have had unwanted images or videos shared.
http://www.KidsInTheKnow.ca - a personal safety education program.
http://www.Commit2Kids.ca - campaigns against child abuse.
http://www.Cybertip.ca - Canada's tip line to report sexual exploitation of children.
https://kidshelpphone - e-mental health services available across Canada 24/7
https://youthinbc - Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention