|One High School Hill
Atascadero, California 93422
The Wellness Center focuses on three main areas
1. Student Support Services: The Wellness Center is a safe place for students to come and receive individual or group support from a well-trained MFT trainee or associate or our Wellness Center coordinator. Students may access the Wellness Center on a drop-in basis during breaks or lunch. Appointments usually are scheduled elective classes or other non-disruptive times. Family sessions take place after school. Teachers, staff, and students can refer someone to the Wellness Center for services; students can also self-refer. Consent forms are available from school counselors and on the Wellness Center website. Ongoing groups are held focusing on substance use prevention/education, communication skills development, mindfulness/stress reduction, and more.
2. Stigma Reduction & Awareness Campaigns: The Wellness Center is dedicated to raising awareness of behavioral and mental health issues related to young people. The Wellness Center plans and implements campaigns to address mental health stigma reduction, bullying, suicide prevention, wellness promotion, parent/student education about the adolescent brain, embracing acceptance of differences, etc. The GSA meets weekly in the Wellness Center to provide support and promote inclusion for all.
3. Behavioral Health Career Pathways: The Wellness Center provides guest speakers, field trips (when possible), and forums to educate students about the variety of career choices within the behavioral health field. These events are held during lunch or after school, and any AHS student can elect to attend.