How We Help: Groups

Our group programs emphasize meeting students where they are, both physically and mentally, and afford sufficient flexibility to adapt to the unique needs of the participants.

We take into careful consideration each student’s background, including; gender, language, cultural differences, past trauma, personal experiences and beliefs.

  • Offers the opportunity to both receive and give support to others.

  • Helps youths develop communication and socialization skills, teaching them how to express their issues and accept criticism from others.

  • Allows individuals to develop self-awareness by listening to others with similar issues.

Group Program Types

General Support Groups

Groups are tailored to the needs of students, with a focus on helping them process their concerns, questions, and attitudes in a productive manner in order to promote positive communication, healthy relationships and character development.

Crisis Debrief

Mending Matters provides crisis response and debrief on school campuses to assist after a community tragedy or critical incident. The structure of this support varies based on the event(s) that occurred.

Student Leadership Programs

We facilitate groups that encourage students to shape their school’s culture and influence their peers positively. Students participate in projects and create new solutions to address mental health and social emotional wellbeing at their school.

Topics We Address

Substance Use: Prevention and Education

Alternatives to Smoking/Vaping

Fighting

Peer Conflict

Bullying/Cyberbullying and Harassment

Academic Dishonesty

Attendance/Truancy

Healthy Relationships

School Climate

Stress Management

Adolescent Development

Goal Setting

Students Served in the 2019-2020 School Year

  • 3967

    Mental Health Services Provided

  • 493

    Students Seen for Group Therapy

Don’t Just Take It From Us

I felt like I wasn’t alone, there were people who understood my pain and therefore everything didn’t seem so bad.

– Student
10th Grade

I was actually talked to like a person not a problem.

– Student
9th Grade

I was able to work through my problems effectively and reflect on my choices. I enjoyed group sessions because it was nice to get multiple perspectives on advice and make new friends.

– Student
11th Grade

Don’t See What You’re Looking For?

We have the ability to create programs tailored to your school’s needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can support your school and community!