Mental Health Supports
Mental disorders affect 10 to 20 percent of Canadian youth, but only one out of every five youth receive the help they need (Canadian Mental Health Association). That's why the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) is committed to supporting you in all areas of your life. We want to educate those who work with you every day on effective mental health strategies and early warning signs of mental illness so you get the help you need sooner.
RCDSB Mental Health Leader Lisa LaRiviere seeks to generate commitment and momentum in the creation of a compassionate and caring system meeting the needs of children and youth through her leadership role with the board. In addition to our Mental Health Leader, the team includes three social workers servicing our district and school support counsellors in each RCDSB school.
For additional information and resources check out the RCDSB Mental Health and Well-being page
Meet Our Mental Health Leader
Mental Health Leader
Lisa graduated from Carleton University with a Masters degree in Social Work and pursued specialized training in stress and wellness consulting through the Canadian Institute of Stress. Prior to that she had achieved her Bachelor of Social Work also at Carleton University and completed the Social Service Worker program through Algonquin College in Pembroke. Lisa comes to the position with more than 10 years of clinical experience. and assists in meeting the mental health needs of RCDSB students across the Valley.