HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE REASONS STUDENTS MEET WITH A PEER COUNSELOR:
Welcome! The peer staff at the Granite Bay High School Peer Connections Center is a well-trained group of sophomores, juniors and seniors who are committed to helping students feel better about themselves, feel more successful in their relationships, and develop skills that can help them lead more fulfilling lives. The Peer2Peer student staff has completed a rigorous training program that qualifies them to be peer counselors, facilitate conflict resolution meetings, lead psychoeducational workshops, and run wellness workshops.
PEER CONNECTIONS CENTER:
Want to see a Peer Counselor?
Or make a referral?
Interested in Conflict Mediation?
Check out this week's Wellness Workshop schedule!
et the Help You Need Today
Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed
Want someone to really listen? Chat with one of our trained peer counselors.
You may find yourself facing a problem or situation and feel that you can't turn to your parents or friends for help, and you don't feel comfortable discussing it with your teachers or
school counselor. At times like these, talking to someone your own age can be helpful, and an objective perspective can make all the difference.
Feelings of despair, worthlessness or hopelessness
Problems with parents or family members
Having LGBTQ-related concerns or issues
It can be challenging adjusting to high school. We're here to help!
Dating aggression, violence or manipulation
One of our areas of focus is the freshmen class. The peer counselors were freshmen once too and remember the challenges specific to being new to high school. Each peer counselor has been assigned fifteen freshmen to connect with throughout the
year. The peer counselors send introductory letters to their freshmen and then plan lunchtime events throughout the year to find out how their year is progressing. They also offer advice and insight, answer questions, and get to know each freshman.
Dealing with peer pressure or manipulation
Conflict or problems with friends
These workshops are designed to promote relaxation and encourage fun.
Dealing with bullying
Our Wellness Workshops are types of stress relief workshops that help students deal with the challenges of midterms and finals. Some of our include: tea time and coloring, slime making, and cookie decorating. We are also pleased to offer meditation for those students who want mindfulness and relaxation in their day.
Students should bring their friends, disconnect from their phones, and step into a warm supportive environment filled with relaxing music and fun activities. We strive to provide some fun for the student body because this is important to their mental health too!
INSPIRATIONAL ROCK GARDEN
Take one. Leave one. Give one. Click here for our promo video!
Struggling with death or loss
Thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
Struggles with alcohol or drugs
Inspired by the Kindness Rocks Project international phenomenon, our own GBHS inspirational rock garden is filled with rocks that have kind, creative, inspiring, and loving messages and images on them. They are painted by peer counselors as well as
students who attend our Rock Art Wellness Workshop. Students who paint rocks at our workshop can paint their own and take them with you or choose to contribute them to the garden. It's bright and cheerful and is bound to life your spirits!
NEW STUDENT LUNCHES
Verbal, sexual or physical abuse
Sex-related issues or concerns
Struggles with confidence, self image and self esteem
Get to know our new students and help them get connected!
Starting at a new school, in a new district can be a very challenging time. The peer counselors want to help our new students feel at home, meet new students, and
get advice about thriving at GBHS. The peer counselors host lunches with get-to-know-you activities, food, games, and music. We invite everyone to join us!