Please note: Outbreak management protocols have required the suspension or modification of in-person programs. For information about Mental Health Services for all family members including children, please email our Family Advocacy Coordinator at email@example.com.
Support for military family members within local high schools
The PMFRC offers weekly support groups at Bishop Smith Catholic High School and Valour JK-12 for young people (grades 8-12) from military families.
Group sessions are held every Wednesday over the lunch hour, and are facilitated by a social worker. This is an open group that uses an unstructured format so participants can raise topics that interest them.
Topics may include:
- the challenges of being in a military family
- coping with postings/ deployments/ absences
- parental PTSD / OSI (operational stress injuries) and physical injuries
- substance abuse; coping with parental substance abuse
- healthy relationships
- transitions – military to civilian, youth to adult, grade to grade
Mental Health and Wellness Counselling
A PMFRC social worker is available for one-on-one sessions with high-school students at Valour and Bishop Smith during school hours.
Students over the age of 12 do not require parental permission to speak with a social worker, and all appointments are confidential.
Students can sign-up for an appointment with a social worker using the sign-up sheets in the main office. They will receive a permission slip to leave class for their session.