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Youth Health Centre

Services for youth regarding addiction, mental health & sexual health are available to youth at PVEC. Services are offered through Addiction & Mental Health Services, South Shore Health. All services are free and confidential. 
Students may refer themselves by coming to the Youth Health Centre. Teachers & parents can also refer youth by contacting the PVEC Counseling Centre. The YHC is located in the Counselling Centre.

Staff from Addiction and Mental Health Services:
Community Health Worker – 521-2444
Rebecca Guest - Wed., Thurs., Fri.

Clinical Therapist – 523-2831
Joey Worthington- Mon., Tues., Wed. (am only on Wed.)

Social Worker – 543-4604 ext.2382
Terry May - Fri.

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Websites from Grade 12 Information Sessions

This site includes skill inventories, career quizzes, information on the job market and job profiles.

See Counselling Centre for username and password

This is an interactive site for students that includes, skill and interest inventories, job profiles, post-secondary school information and a resumé builder. Students can create an account and sign in to save their resumés and quiz results. Canadian information!

Search for colleges and universities world-wide, information on tuition and size of school is provided as well as contact information.

This is an american site for searching colleges. This is also the place to register for SAT’s.

Students can register and login to complete a profile. The site will match them with potential scholarship opportunities.

Canadian site for searching school profiles, career information, trades programs and more. You can get a login and password and match with possible scholarships from their databank.

This is a Government of Canada web page. This includes information and links to information on student loans, RESP’s, career planning tools and a school finder.

This is the site for information about Nova Scotia's student loan program


Other career related sites:

This site has information on environmental careers which includes internships, career profiles, scholarships and self-assessment tools.

Their general website includes information on careers and how to join.

This program is designed to educate and inform parents around career options so they can
better support and guide their sons' and daughters' education and career choices. Parents
can sign up for workshops on this site and when enough interest is generated, sessions
will be held either here at Park View or at NSCC.

Information on military careers.

This site provides information for students and parents on apprenticeship and the skilled trades.

Health related sites:

This site has information for adults, teens, teachers and parents.

Lunenburg County Sexual Health Centre

The Youth Project is an organization that provides support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth.

Addictions Sites:

Podcasts on addictions/mental health issues and youth.

This website is for a specific campaign around alcohol use and gambling and the “yellow flag” that serves as warning signs for when drinking and gambling become issues that need to be addressed in one’s life.

Directly from the website:

“We’re looking at way to get people talking and thinking about the way we’re drinking. We’re looking at a new Nova Scotia where a change in culture will mean a place where you feel comfortable and confident saying no to one more and a time when a drink is a drink and company is the pleasure.”

You can view the “When” video here.

Bullying and Cyberbullying
The Department of Education's page that has resources and videos for parents, students and educators as well as information on the Task Force and links to related media stories.
Cyberscan is Canada's first Investigative Unit dedicated to policing cyberbullying. Also has information on the Cyber-safety Act, Nova Scotia's legislation that protects the victims of cyberbullying and makes those responsible accountable under the law.
This website is provided by an independent organization that provides information and resources and supports anti-bullying work in schools.
This website has been created by youth from across the Canada.

Mental Health Awareness:

This is a resource for students, teachers and parents on mental  
health. CMHA stand for the Canadian Mental Health Association

This is an award winning site for youth by youth. This is a place where you can get info, resources and the tools to help you manage stress, crisis and mental health problems. Share what you live and what you know with your friends.

This is IWK’s site providing information on mental health issues and adolescents. Includes a blog by Stan Kutcher, slide shows and information sheets.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

This site has a ton of information on mental health disorders. There  
are fact sheets, screening self-tests, tool kits and personal stories  
of others who have lived with different issues involving mental health.

This is a link to an excellent new resource by Stan Kutcher (teen mental health through IWK) that deals with transitioning to university from high school.

Educational Sites

Correspondence Studies: Register here for a correspondence course. This site also lists costs, text book requirements and a “Frequently asked questions” option.

Nova Scotia Virtual School: NSVS provides an opportunity for students to do one course on-line each semester. It is free and students will receive support for technology needs. The student must have one free period in their schedule to accomodate this course and it has one required echat meeting per week, which occurs within school hours. It is a good alternative if our courses here at Park View are full, you have a conflict or we don't offer it! There are approximately 25 courses being offered next semester and registration is open now! If anyone is interested in hearing more about NSVS, please make an appointment with Ms. Kelly! Or check out this website:

Personal Development Credits: The Department of Education has launched a new guide for earning credits for certifications achieved outside of public school. Students who achieved certification in various organizations such as Cadets, Scouts/Guides, Lifesaving Society and many more are eligible to earn credits that will appear on their transcript. See Ms. Kelly if you have any questions or visit this website:

Duke of Edinburgh's Award: This is a challenge program for youth that is internationally recognized as a leadership/community involvement program. There are three levels of achievement and each one involves Skill Development, Physical Activity, Community Service and an Adventurous Journey. We have an active group here at Park View. High School credits are earned with the successful completion of each level. If you are interested in learning more, see Ms. Kelly in the Counselling Centre or visit this website: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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