Guidance Counsellor

Ms. Andrea Wiens is the Guidance Counsellor at Beiseker Community School. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Education teaching degree, as well as a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree.

Her role at the school has an emphasis on providing social-emotional support to students from Grades 7 to 12, mostly on an individual appointment basis. Additionally, she supports high school students apply for post-secondary (e.g., College, University, Technical Schools) and manage post high-school career planning. She also delivers teaching instruction at various grade levels in the school.

Ms. Wiens works as part of a comprehensive Student Support Team that includes the Child Development Advisor (Ms. Lynita Ludwig), Academic Advisor (Ms. CJ O'Handley), and two Learning Support Teachers (Ms. Sherry Hempel and Ms. Mary Pieterse) to deliver academic and emotional support to students, ensuring success at school.

If you have any questions or would like to access support, please contact Andrea awiens@rockyview.ab.ca or via phone at (403) 947-3883.

Additionally, you may choose to send an email that will be sent to the Student Support Team at BeisekerStudent Support@rockyview.ab.ca and the appropriate person from the team will get back to you. Don't forget to follow the team on Twitter @BCSStdntSppt

 

Quick Links:

Teen Mental Health: http://teenmentalhealth.org/

Non Suicidal Self Injury: https://cmha.ca/documents/youth-and-self-injury#.VgF2UbSyV0B

Anxiety: https://www.anxietycanada.com/ (including a link to the Mindshift App)

 

Immediate Crisis Distress Quick Links:

Calgary Distress Center at: (403) 266- HELP (4357) 24/7 support and https://www.distresscentre.com/

Calgary ConnecTeen at: 403-264-8336 (Teen) or online for chat support and https://calgaryconnecteen.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxsO-9Myy4QIVhBh9Ch1UeAW_EAAYASAAEgJq1fD_BwE

Community Resource Team at: (403) 299-9699 or 1-800-563-6106 or text: 587-315-5000 for 24/7 support and https://www.woodshomes.ca/programs/community-resource-team/

 

Community Resources Quick Links:

Beiseker Medical Clinic at: (403) 947-3440

North Rocky View Community Links at: (403) 947-2841 and http://nrvcl.ab.ca/ for counselling and other family supports

Airdrie Mental Health Urgent Care (located at Airdrie Community Health Centre) at: (403) 912 8500 and https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=1064160&serviceAtFacilityID=1112901 for mental health assessments

AHS Airdrie Addiction and Mental Health Clinic at: (403) 948-3878 and https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=1015555&serviceAtFacilityID=1038569

Calgary & Area Child Advocacy Centre at: (403) 428-5300 and https://calgarycac.ca

Access Mental Health at: 1-844-943-1500 and https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/findhealth/Service.aspx?id=2381&serviceAtFacilityID=1019446#contentStart

Health Link at: 1-866-408-5465 (or dial 811) and https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/healthinfo/link/index.html

 

Post-Secondary Quick Links:

Calgary

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

University of Calgary

Mount Royal University

Ambrose University

St. Mary's University

Bow Valley College

Alberta College of Art & Design

Other

Lethbridge College

University of Lethbridge

Red Deer College

Medicine Hat College

Olds College

 

 

 

If your son or daughter is interested in pursuing the trades, this document may be extremely useful: Trades Requirements - Alberta

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