WHS currently has one full-time counsellor who is available to support students around a variety of needs. School based counselling, in most situations, is short term counselling focused on issues that impact students during their school day. When the needs of students are deemed to require long-term counselling, or involve issues not impacting the student at school, counsellors work with the students and families to access community mental health services.
School counselling is a confidential service. Referrals may be made by parents, teachers, administrators, or by students themselves. After three counselling sessions with a student has occured within a school year, the counsellor is required to fill out a Referral for Intervention and submit this to the division office. This referral includes signed parental consent for students 15 and under. Student over 15 may sign their own referral consent, however, it is a common practise within PSSD for counsellors to obtain parental consent when possible for these students as well.
WHS 2016/2017 Counsellor
Heather Wegren 306 – 933-2377
Tara Morelli – Addiction Support Counsellor
306 – 655 – 7826