Summer 2022 Wellness Resources

  • The San Mateo Union High School District fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and well-being of students, staff, and parents. In an effort to continuously support this commitment, mental health services for students in need of social and emotional support will be available during summer school (June 3- July 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.). 

    If you or your student has a non-urgent concern or need a safe place to talk, please feel free to reach out to our mental health team in one of the following ways:

    Summer School Wellness Counselors:

    Care Solace

    In addition, Care Solace is an online no-cost resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist students and families in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services. Students and their families can access Care Solace services by contacting the Wellness team or:

    • Call (888) 515-0595 to speak with someone from your Concierge team. Representatives are standing by to take your call or email 24/7
    • Visit www.caresolace.com/smuhsdfamilies

    Further information on Care Solace and other important community resources can be accessed through our  District webpage.

    More wellness resources can be found in our Summer School section of the website. 

Overview of the Mental Health Program!

  • According to the latest research, one in five students living in the United States demonstrates signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder: anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. However the vast majority – nearly 80 percent – of students who need mental health services will not receive them. 

    The San Mateo Union High School District’s School Based Mental Health and Wellness Program provides prevention and short term intervention services for all students facing social and emotional challenges that impact academic performance, attendance, and behavior at school. 

    In a safe and supportive environment students can meet with Wellness Counselors to discuss a variety of complex issues such as stress, trauma, suicide, depression, bullying, grief, self esteem, family life, drug and alcohol use, relationships, gender identity and LGBTQ+.

    Students can learn positive, lifelong habits that contribute to their well-being and success.

    The Mental Health and Wellness Program provides short-term individual, group and drop-in support in a confidential, non-judgmental space staffed with Wellness Counselors who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being and educational outcomes of all students.

  • Crisis Resources:

    • StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
    • StarVista Teen Crisis Services (Monday - Thursday, 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. PST)
    • Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
    • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
    • Anonymous Alerts: www.anonymousalerts.com/sanmateouhsd
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, www.thehotline.org/
    • 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely

    Parent Resources:

    Community Resources:

    • Care Solace is an online no-cost resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist students and families in finding local mental health-related programs and counseling services (with or without insurance). Students and their families can access Care Solace services by contacting the summer Wellness team or: