Room 260 Clearwater Campus
Main Phone: 1-780-791-8934
Toll free: 1-800-251-1408
Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Joan McNeil - Chair, Student Academic Support Services
Keyano’s Mental Health Coordinators:
Kellie O’Leary is a qualified Mental Health Therapist with over 20 years’ experience working with youth and adults. Her extensive credentials, skills, expertise and experience supporting students/adults are assets that add to the abilities of our Mental Health Team. She was instrumental in organizing supports and services for students coming back from the wildfire. Her expertise in trauma-informed practices to support anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorders are also value-added support for our student learners.
With this additional full time support, we continue to focus on a systems approach to foster health and wellness, mental health and early intervention to support student success. We will be re-naming Room CC-260 as the Wellness Services and look forward to that celebration when ready. Direct access to mental health therapy is available for our students. Students are encouraged to visit CC-260. Departments are encourage to embed mental health awareness and literacy into team meetings, programs and courses. Contact our Mental Health Team for more information. Drop-in to say hi!
Natali Levasseur, Registered Psychologist, brings 27 years’ experience in clinical and school psychology to Keyano. Fluent in French and English, Natali removed barriers to promote mental health and wellness, lead many researched-based, district-wide initiatives, and integrated community services into the public schools for the past 10 years. Natali brings extensive credentials, skills, expertise, and programming experience to our campus. In addition, Natali has a number of formal certifications in mental health promotion and interventions. She was awarded the 2016 Bea Wickett Award from the Psychology Foundation of Canada and the 2015 Workplace Wellness Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) for her contributions to education, mental health and the workplace.
Jane Barter, Psychosocial Coordinator of Recovery Task Force for RMWB and former Director of Canadian Mental Health Association of Wood Buffalo, brings 17 years of expertise, credentials, leadership and training to Keyano College in the area of mental health and wellness. Jane is the 2016 recipient of CMHA’s President Award for Exemplary Service and was awarded both a Leadership Award and Instructor of the Year by College of the North Atlantic. As a Registered Social Worker, provincial CMHA Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, psychosocial coordinator of services for Aboriginal Communities and emergency responders, Jane will also help instruct on mental health literacy, promote psychosocial well-being, and support the college student association to promote health and wellness across campus.