School-Based Counseling Services
Support for students, education for staff
Edina Public Schools partners with community agencies to provide mental and chemical health services. They offer services at our schools, similar to having a satellite office in the district. The intention is to make it convenient for students and families to access support and follow-up while minimizing the need to leave school for appointments.
Having offices in our schools means these professionals get to know our students, teachers and staff around the district. They work to build relationships with staff and to grow awareness and recognition of behaviors that may be related to mental health concerns or chemical abuse, and to help them know how to support students and families.
How to access services
Although these organizations have designated offices at Edina schools, they are not drop-in clinics. All services are confidential and may be insurance-based. If you wish to access the services of these providers, please contact the social worker, psychologist or a school counselor at your school to request information.
These services are available to students in Edina Public Schools.
These services are available to middle and high school students, primarily addressing alcohol and drug abuse and the link between chemical dependency and mental/emotional health.
These services are available to students who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Peer support groups are facilitated at school.
We Are Grateful
Significant financial support for establishing school-based mental health services has come from the Edina Education Fund, the Edina High School PTO, and the City of Edina Community Health Commission. We are grateful for their support and their commitment to the health of the community's children.
Health and Wellness Advisory Team
The district Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Team provides insight, support and advice to address whole child wellness within the district and community, and assists in promotion and prevention strategies.