STA Student and Family Counselling Information and Support
“Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God. I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold you with my right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Hello from the counselling team at STA. We are thinking about all of the students and families during these uncertain times and want you to know that we are missing you. Please find general information below on the process to access school counselling services. The tab directly below is a counselling link created especially for Learning At Home.
School Counselling Mandate:
School counsellors offer support for students and parents. We provide students with strategies and coping skills for concerns they are struggling with. However, if a student requires therapy, we will encourage the referral to an outside counsellor or Alberta Health Services.
School Counsellor Office Hours:
School Days 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 pm
Individual Counselling Support:
- Current Counselling Students
Please reach out to your current counsellor through email or telephone for support. With your counsellor, you can determine the best way to access support through email, telephone, or Google Meets. Google Meets is a video conferencing app that allows participants to join pre-scheduled meetings.
- New Counselling Students
New referrals can be made with a phone call (403-346-8951); an email to:
or by filling out this form and a counsellor will be in contact with you directly. All requests will be reviewed during school hours.
Family Counselling Support:
If a family requires counselling support, is having trouble meeting basic needs, or looking for community resources please contact the Family School Enhancement Counsellor (FSEC). FSEC Office Hours are from 9 - 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
The school counsellors for this year are Mr. Leo Chauvet and Mrs. Heather Weaver. Teachers or parents may refer students to a counsellor. Students may also make arrangements to meet with counsellor on their own. Our counsellors provide both personal and academic counselling.
Family School Enhancement Counsellor
Our Family School Enhancement Counsellors(FSEC) are available to help students and families in need. They support the social, emotional and mental wellness of students and families and are able to support within the home, school and community. FSEC’s provide a wide range of support services including but not limited to - education around parenting strategies, short-term counselling, and working with families to access community resources. FSEC’s play a vital role within our school community and as partners to the school counselling team.
Alberta Mental Health
The phone number for Alberta Mental Health is 403-340-5469. Parents can phone this number directly.
Speech and Language Services
Parents can contact Alberta Health Services at 403-314-5250 for referrals for these services.
Alberta Mental Health Crisis Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 Students who are in need of someone to talk to in a crisis situation may call the helpline, which is available to them 24 hours a day.
Suicide Information & Education Services
Suite D 4808 51st Ave
Red Deer, AB 403-342-4966