Students Well-being Teams are a collaborative government program between the departments of education and lifelong learning, health and justice. The teams work in all Island public schools, where they advise, consult and provide direct service to children and youth who are struggling with mental, social and physical health issues.
Teams include trained professionals who have experience working with children and youth, including: social workers, registered nurses and outreach workers.
The teams help students build strength in the areas of mental, social and physical health through a class or school-wide focus on concerns such as anxiety, sleep, exercise, food, screen time, family and relationships.They offer support in areas such as self-regulation, anxiety, depression, social skills and parental support.
Teams also work closely with students and the school community to help create healthy school cultures.