The Wellness Centre at Salmon Arm Secondary is a school based clinic offering comprehensive health care to high school students in the community of Salmon Arm. Services currently offered include a physician, addictions counsellor, mental health counsellor, sexual health nurse, trauma counsellor, LGBTQ2S support worker, public health nurse, group counselling, therapy dogs, sessions on mindfulness, and peer support.
OPTIONS For Sexual Health with Lelaine Pukas
Sexual and reproductive health care, & information including STI Testing &
Public Health with Erin Taylor and Kerrie Hollatz
A Drop in
Doctor and a Mental Health and Substance Use Counsellor with Dr.’s Currie and Willms and Mental Health Support from Terri Rousselle, Chris Johnson, Denise Butler, Shannon Hecker, Colleen Making and Cappi Bowers.
We have a fully equipped medical clinic (there are no drugs in the Centre) which functions
The multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of the Wellness Centre lends itself well to the management of complex needs. Service providers can refer students directly to colleagues with additional or complementary expertise, often facilitating
There is a Mental Health and/or Substance Use Counsellor available on the date when the doctor is in – drop-in or make an appointment
SAFE Society PEACE Program with Colleen Making
The Prevention, Education, Advocacy, Counselling and Empowerment (PEACE) Program for Children and Youth Experiencing Violence – private counselling as well as once a month Pizza Talks, free to all students and the topic is the various aspects of ‘Healthy Relationships’
Intersectional PRIDE Project
For LGBTQ/2S inclusion, support, education, and coordination activities to be carried out by Avril Paice, MSW from Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs. Available to all students in SD83 as well as their parents. The Intersectional PRIDE Coordinator also hosts the schools Q & A Club (Queers and Allies, formerly the GSA) twice a month.
5 Minutes of Mindfulness
CMHA Shuswap-Revelstoke with Denise Butler and Shannon Hecker. Once a week before the start of the school day.