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School Climate & Student Well-Being Services

Mental Health and Well-Being

A 3-Tier approach for supporting studentsAt Hasting Prince Edwards District School Board the guidance provided by our Mental Health Leadership Team and our Mental Health Advisory Committee is leading our district toward improved well-being for all.

We recognize that positive mental health enhances student achievement and we therefore promote a caring, inclusive, safe and mentally healthy school environment.

Schools are ideal places to help advance and support student mental health and well-being, and to identify the early signs of when students may be struggling with a mental health problem or with a mental illness.

School administrators told us in a 2012 survey that they were very concerned about the mental health and well-being of students. They identified that anxiety, depression, aggression, substance use and social relationships are the primary mental health concerns for our students.

We are building mentally healthy classrooms through growing with character and the promotion of safe and inclusive school environments.

Our Priorities

  • To enhance mental health awareness and mental health literacy throughout the district.

  • To explore the implementation of evidence-based mental health promotion and mental health prevention programming.

  • To continue the evolution of organizational conditions focusing on the development of standard processes and protocols that serve to align our Mental Health Strategy with other district initiatives, promote accountability, and define the pathway to care.

Our Mission

To create mentally healthy environments for students, families, and staff that enhances and promotes mental health and wellbeing. By creating healthy, resilient, inclusive communities the district will support mental health awareness, and evidence based programming.

Our Vision

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board students, families and employees feel a strong sense of belonging and engagement at school. Our students have skills for managing academic and social emotional challenges and are surrounded by caring peers, adults, and communities. We are all equipped to identify and intervene early with students struggling with mental health problems.

At Hasting and Prince Edward District School Board we are committed to the well being of all our students and staff.

Quick Links

Mental Health Strategy (pdf)

School Climate & Student Well-Being Organizational Chart (pdf)

Contact Us

Laina Andrews, Superintendent of Education

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2535
Email: lsandrews@hpedsb.on.ca

Donalda Simmons, Mental Health Leader

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2121
Email: dsimmons@hpedsb.on.ca

Julie Pohlman-Brogee, Child and Youth Counsellor Supervisor

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2124
Email: jpohlman-brogee@hpedsb.on.ca



Address: 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8N 3L3  Phone: +1 613 966-1170  Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350  
Fax: +1 613 961-2003  General Email: information@hpedsb.on.ca  Technical Email: webmaster@hpedsb.on.ca

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved