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Limestone Learning Foundation

Image of Limestone's tiered model of support.
The Limestone District School Board Mental Health Strategy honours the work already being done in our system in the area of mental health and well-being and seeks to:

  • Build capacity in mental health awareness and literacy.

  • Strengthen engagement with students, families, staff, and our community.

  • Enhance collaboration with community partners in providing a system of care.

The Board provides programs and services within a tiered model of support. Learn more about some of our resources by selecting the program below.


BELONG

BELONG uses the PACE approach (Playfulness,  Acceptance, Curiosity and  Empathy) to support elementary students in all areas of development. Each student will have an individualized program including Ontario and alternative curriculum tailored to his or her strengths or needs. Self-regulation, emotional control and social competence goals are developed for each student.

LINKS

LINKS is a Secondary District Learning Centre for students with a history of significant non-attendance related to mental health concerns. The classroom aims to promote re-engagement in academics and teach coping skills. The program is a half-time program and also incorporates multi-disciplinary supports through both Educational Services and community partnerships.

Nexus

The Nexus Program, offered in partnership with Maltby Centre, provides classroom-based structured learning environments that combine mental health intervention with individualized education. This program is for students (Grade 1-12) whose social, emotional and behavioural needs require more support than the regular classroom setting can provide. Nexus works to teach children and youth how to manage their difficulties using their own inner strengths and skills. Families of students referred need to be clients of Maltby Centre.

SOAR 23

Students who attend the SOAR 23 program typically struggle with mood and anxiety that has made it difficult for them to manage in a regular school setting. These challenges have significantly interfered with their academic achievement, often due to frequent absences and disengagement from school. The program focuses on the “Big Ideas” of the Ontario Curriculum along with a social/emotional and life skills based alternative component. Each student will work within an individualized education program (IEP), tailored to their strengths and needs in each area. 

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.