Student mental health is a huge concern for school guidance counsellors — who these days help kids with everything from stress to substance abuse and have even become the go-to person for families looking to find counselling.

A survey by the Ontario School Counsellors’ Association, to be released Monday, found that providing mental health help is the most drastic change the profession has faced, given a general lack of services and long wait times in the community — and it’s the one area they are now urging they receive more training in, given the new realities of their job.

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