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

Mental Health

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.