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Wellness Resources


Our School Counselors provide support to students within the school setting, and can also make referrals to outside community resources when appropriate or by request. 

Please access our WELLNESS RESOURCES LIST HERE for referrals to individual, family, group, agency, and sliding scale providers in our area, as well as free hotline and online resources that you can access at any time.  Please note that insurance coverage of providers varies. Please contact each provider individually to inquire about his or her insurance policy. 

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room. 

Perform Care Child Mobile Response can also be contacted by a parent/guardian to respond in an emergency by calling (877) 652-7624 (24 hours).

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24 hour crisis center through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 


Virtual Learning Resources

*** COVID-19 Resources Below ***



Text MHA to 741741 and you'll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis text line provides free, text-based support 24/7.

Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any national or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies. 

Dial 211 if you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services.  Visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help.  Run by United Way. 

Scan the QR code below for hotlines you can call or text if you need help now. 

NJ DCF qrcode


During the COVID-19 Pandemic your emotional resilience is vital. New Jersey Hope and Healing is a FEMA-funded project which addresses the emotional and behavioral health needs of NJ residents concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call 866-202- HELP (4357) to talk with trained staff, 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Click here for more information and a list of other agencies providing services from the State of NJ Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. 



Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus (Also available En Espanol)

Talking to Teenagers and Young Adults About the Coronavirus (Also available En Espanol)

Harvard Health Blog: How to Talk to Teens About the New Coronavirus

This animated video explains Coronavirus, school closure and health tips for children.

Mental Health America: COVID-19 Information and Resources

Social Emotional Learning Alliances: COVID-19 Resources

Managing Stress and Anxiety of COVID-19



Good Grief

Grief Speaks

The Dougy Center

Addressing Grief 

Grief During COVID-19 

Grief and Mourning during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

10 Ways to Help a Grieving Child 

Child Mind Institute: Helping Children Cope with Grief

Coalition to Support Grieving Students: Family Materials



Mental Health Resources for Black and African Americans

NAMI - Hispanic & Latinx Mental Health 

BIPOC Mental Health



Join our School Counseling Schoology Groups for virtual messages, activities and resources that the counselors are sharing! We encourage our families to look on together using the student Schoology account. There are two groups, one for K-8 students and one for NHS students.

Counselors are adding students to their Schoology Groups.¬† Click ‚ÄúGroups‚ÄĚ to view the content.

Sign up NOW for a Student Account using an Access Code! Here’s how: 

Sign into your Nutley Schoology account (via 

Click on ‚ÄúGroups‚ÄĚ then ‚ÄúMy Groups‚ÄĚ then ‚ÄúJoin Group‚Ä̬†

Access Code for K-8 Group: X8JZ-4FWK-9PS8W

Access Code for NHS Group: 566J-H3SG-TQCRR

Sign up NOW for a Parent Account using the steps below: 

Once you have created your Parent Schoology Account, Join the ‚ÄúSchool Counseling Parent Group‚ÄĚ using the group access code: VQW3-XXSD-PXZZ2 Review the letter from the NPS Technology Department here that provides detailed instructions on how to set up your Parent Schoology Account along with information about it‚Äôs other uses.¬†






The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.