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For Immediate Release
May 17, 2017

NLCPA’S TALK TO YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELLOR CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

St. John’s, NL… The Newfoundland and Labrador’s Counsellors’ and Psychologists’ Association (NLCPA), a special interest group of the NLTA, will launch their Talk to Your School Counsellor Campaign this week at the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association’s (CCPA) national conference. The conference takes place in St. John’s from May 16-19 and welcomes counsellors and psychotherapists from across Canada. The Talk to Your School Counsellor Campaign will be launched at the NLCPA’s AGM on May 18, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel’s Fort William Room.

The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the multifaceted role of the school counsellor. Gone are the school counsellors of the past who helped students apply for post-secondary education and organized career fairs. With increasing mental health and learning challenges being experienced by today’s youth, the role of the school counsellor has become increasingly demanding and complex.

For many students, a school counsellor is their first contact with mental health support. For parents seeking help for their child, school counsellors play a vital role. The NLCPA spearheaded the initiative to communicate to stakehold-ers, including parents, and government, the important services school counsellors provide and, most importantly, to encourage students to talk to their school counsellors.

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For further information contact:
Boyd Perry, NLCPA President, Tel: 709-631-0332; boydperry@nlesd.ca