Counselling & Student Services

AHS Youth Addiction Services are free, voluntary and confidential Counselling Support

Addiction counsellor Jason Neufeld is able to meet with youth at Oilfields School. If you are interested in meeting with Jason please speak with Ms. Morck.

You MAY want to meet with Jason if…

  • You are looking for information or resources on drug use.
  • You have questions about substances such as alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
  • You are worried about yourself or someone else.
  • You want to evaluate your substance use and how your use compares to peers your same age.
Addiction counsellor Jason Neufeld is able to meet with youth at Oilfields School. If you are interested in meeting with Jason please speak with Ms. Morck.

You MAY want to meet with Jason if…

  • You are looking for information or resources on drug use.
  • You have questions about substances such as alcohol, tobacco or other drugs.
  • You are worried about yourself or someone else.
  • You want to evaluate your substance use and how your use compares to peers your same age.

Counselling at OHS

Are you feeling overwhelmed by classwork?
Are you having problems because your parents are splitting up?
Are you worried about a friend?
Do you feel like you don’t fit in?
Every student will experience difficulties from time to time. Sometimes it’s just not possible to sort through the tough times alone. Problems can build up and you may lose sleep, find you can’t concentrate on homework, or even become depressed. When you need to talk to someone, your school counselling team is a great place to start. School counsellors know how to listen and help. They’ll take your problem seriously and work with you to find a good solution.

It’s perfectly OK just to make an appointment because you’re feeling bad or not doing as well in school as you’d like. It’s the school counsellor’s job to help people figure out what’s going on. In fact, it’s often better to see your counsellor as soon as you know something’s up, even if you don’t know what the trouble is. Chances are you’ll be able to solve a problem faster when you have the skill and resources of the counsellor behind you.

How often you meet with your counsellor depends on the issue. Some concerns are dealt with in a one-time meeting whereas others require regular meetings for a while. It all depends on the topic at hand and the plan that you and your counsellor decide on. If you would like to speak will a school counsellor stop by and meet:

  • Ms. Morck (Guidance Counsellor)
  • Mrs. Thiele (Family School Liaison Counsellor)
  • Mrs. Haynes (Youth Development Coach)

Personal Counselling

If you are experiencing personal difficulties that may interfere with your academic, social, or family, please stop by and see Ms. Morck or Ms. Thiele

Here are some helpful sites and numbers:

Alberta Mental Health and Addictions: Intake line is 1-877-652-4700.
There are no long distance charges and you will be speaking with someone who is from our area. They will ask you to talk about your situation and then help you decide the best course of action including booking you in for appointments. Tell them exactly what is going on so that they can assess and help you.

Connect family and sexual abuse network: 403 237 5888 (24 hr line)
The network is a partnership between Calgary and area service providers who are working together to simplify access to essential services for individuals and families affected by family and sexual abuse.

Connecteen: 403 264 8336 (24 hour support) or Text us at 587.333.2724 or
You can chat online and access peer support from 5-10pm on the web site http://www.calgaryconnecteen.com/

Get Help 24-Hour Support Crisis Lines
No problem is too small to call 403.266.HELP (4357)
They are available to talk anytime – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Crisis doesn’t take time off, so neither do they. When you make a call to
Distress Centre, you will always get an answer, an open mind and a caring ear.
If it’s too hard to say out loud and you’d prefer to talk to about your problems with someone online, then our online chat or email support might be for you. Chat is available from 5pm-10pm daily and is accessed from our home page http://www.distresscentre.com/.
Emails are responded to within 24-48 hours (not an immediate response) so if the issue is urgent, please call the crisis line. However, if you can wait for a response and would prefer to email, contact us at help@distresscentre.com

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or KidsHelpPhone.ca
Provides free counselling and information by trained professional counsellors, is anonymous and confidential, open 24/7, and non-judgemental.

Suicide Prevention Hotline
1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) Toll Free in Southern Alberta

Suicide. Even the word is scary. But we’re not afraid to talk about it. We have a special number to call if you, or someone you care about is feeling hopeless or having thoughts of suicide. Because talking about it is how it starts to get better. We provide confidential, non-judgmental support to anyone feeling suicidal, thinking about suicide, is worried about someone else or who has lost someone to suicide.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) 
http://www.camh.ca/en/hospital/health_information/Pages/information_in_other_languages.aspx
Information in Languages other than English The Multilingual Resources section has been created to provide multi-language information on mental health and addiction to people for whom English is not a first language and professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse background.