We have a new name!
To reflect the changes in the School Based Support Team (SBST) Program, we have updated our program with a new name. We are now known as Woodview Halton Counselling and Outreach (WHCO).
What is Halton Counselling and Outreach?
The Woodview Halton Counselling and Outreach Program provides support to children and youth 5-17 years of age who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, self injury, school refusal, and emotion regulation.
Diagnosis is not required. The program is open to all students in Halton Region.
What is the focus of the Halton Counselling and Outreach Program?
The focus of the WHCO Program is to help:
- Students who find mental health issues impact their academic achievement
- Students who have difficulty functioning in relationships due to effects of mental health symptoms
- Caregivers who would like to learn and practice behaviour management strategies.
How does the program work?
We collaboratively establish goals with the child/youth and provide up to 10 treatment sessions to work on those goal(s). Counsellors will draw on strategies from programs such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Zones of Regulation, ALERT, Go Zen, Super Flex and Mind Up.
Our team is able to assist with a variety of mental health concerns for children and youth 5-17 years of age. We offer up to 12 individual counselling sessions, including an assessment. We can assist with emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, and parent coaching for managing challenging behaviours.