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Staying ~ Well: A confidential support line to assist our school communities

December 07, 2020

wellness1.jpgThe St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) is pleased to offer a confidential support line for Staying-Well   to assist our school communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-school classroom learning.  This support line is available to parents, caregivers, staff and of course, our students.

Please note, this is not a crisis line.  The SJASD helpline is an opportunity to ask questions, talk, and to be supported during the suspension of in-school classroom learning.  We commit to answering emails and phone messages in a timely manner; however, we cannot guarantee next day service.  Our Divisional team of experts in education and mental health are here to offer support on a wide variety of topics. 

Here is just a sample of topics we can help with:

  • Connecting to the appropriate school support personnel
  • Connecting to the appropriate agencies
  • Supporting parents 
  • Supporting children with disabilities
  • Assisting with supporting basic needs
  • Coping with change
  • Accessing mental health information
  • Coping with stress and anxiety
  • Coping with feelings of depression (feeling stuck)
  • Managing technology                         
  • Staying active
  • Accessing government programs
  • Assistance in setting up routines
  • Accessing resources
  • Finding balance when supporting students learning at home   

All questions pertaining to classroom programming are to be directed to the appropriate classroom teacher.

To access SJASD's support line please send a confidential email including the question or concern you may have to ess@sjasd.ca

If you do not have access to email, call 431-338-8463 and follow the instructions on the voicemail message.

Please visit our Division website at www.sjasd.ca  for more information related to COVID-19.

*Please direct any concerns about children's safety to: 

  • ​Child and Family All Nations Coordinated Response Network (ANCR) - 204-944-4200

**If you, your child, or another family member are in immediate crisis or require immediate 24/7 supports, please reach out to:

  • Kids Help Phone counsellors                                                       1-800-668-6868
  • Manitoba Suicide Hotline                                                              1-877-435-7170
  • Klinic Crisis Line                                                                                204-786-8686
  • Or visit your nearest emergency room or call 911