Mental Health and Wellness

  • The District continues to provide crucial mental health and wellness support along with personalized one-on-one guidance, intervention, and grief recovery.  Our celebrated work on mindfulness is used at the start of the day and during breaks before, during, and after school hours. 

    • Mental Health and Social Services Intervention.  BCPS provides virtual crisis response and individual, family, and small group counseling. BCPS also offers students access to services for mental health, child abuse, homelessness, and social services.  

    • Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) toolkits to support daily mindfulness practices are available SEL and Mindfulness Resource

    • Family 10-Minutes of Mindfulness Toolkit was created to provide resources, training, mindfulness sessions and on-demand recordings. 
    • Schools spend the first two weeks of the school year focused on setting positive cultures in the virtual classroom while building relationships between students and teachers, as well as between students.  The District’s School Counseling Department is continuing to provide health and mindfulness lessons that deliver much-needed socialization breaks during the day and after hours.   

    To see the menu of mental health and wellness services offered by BCPS, please visit

  • Questions and Answers

  • Are student support services still available for my child and my family if we select eLearning at home or at school?

    Yes. Whether a student chooses to return to campus or continue with eLearning at home, our staff remains committed to providing students the support they need to thrive. The District will continue to provide mental health and wellness support to students along with personalized guidance, intervention, and grief recovery. Our celebrated work on mindfulness will continue to be incorporated each day.

  • Is the District continuing to provide individualized mental health services and resources to students?

    Yes. Mental Health Services are provided in both virtual and face-to-face settings, with a special focus on crisis response and counseling services for students, families, and small groups. In addition, the District has launched a self-reporting tool, called the T.A.L.K. App, that students can use to voluntarily request services for mental health, child abuse, homelessness or location displacement, and social service needs. These tools are available on each student’s Clever portal.

  • Is the District continuing to provide mindfulness and social and emotional learning tools and exercises?

    Yes. The District has made these practices part of all students’ daily routine and all students spend a minimum of 10 minutes each day practicing mindfulness exercises. Through Canvas, the overall focus on student well-being continues to be integral to student growth. The District will continue to develop, promote, and monitor resources that increase participation and emotional well-being. These resources include grief counseling, recovery services, wellness seminars, and other tools students and families count on to stay connected to one another.

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