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Wellness Programs


Use this page as your "go to" source to find frequently updated schedules and information about upcoming Wellness Events, Programs and Services for students, families and community members, and staff.  We hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities for social and emotional support!


Monthly Support Sessions from Grief Speaks

Lisa Athan from Grief Speaks will be holding monthly community support sessions to provide opportunities for students and families to connect with one another and learn how to process and regulate their emotions.  The dates/times are listed below.  At this time, the support groups will be virtual with the hopes of providing them in person in the future as guidance from the Health Department and State Government allows. 

February 23, 6-7pm: Students & Families - Link to join:

Peer Support Groups from Imagine

Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, offers free peer support groups for students ages 3-18 who are coping with a loss due to death or are coping with a family member who has a life-altering illness.  Support is provided to parents and families as well.  Please click here to learn more and to schedule an orientation, the first step in getting support for you and your family. 

Pre-Recorded Wellness Programming

Please check back to our site frequently!  In this section, we will be posting resources and videos below: 

Pre-Recorded Webinar from Imagine on Supporting Students: Grief & Loss 

Elementary Parent Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training

JHWMS Parent Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training

NHS Parent Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training 

Upcoming Wellness Programming

The Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris are happy to present an After School Chat & Craft through their NJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program.  They are offering two support groups facilitated by registered Art Therapists where children and teens can chat, create and de-stress. There is NO FEE, but pre-registration is required.  Please click here for children's flyer and here for the teen's flyer for more information. 

Nutley Family Service Bureau is offering free Virtual Counseling Groups for elementary and middle school students in grades 1-8. The pandemic crisis is challenging students in school and at home. This program focuses on stress reduction, development of strategies to deal with daily uncertainties such as changes in routines and increased isolation. Join NFSB’s social work interns for child-centered group activities such as: game playing, creative arts, and guided expression to help children cope.

Here is the Schedule of Dates/Times for the groups:

Lower Elementary Group (Grades 1-3): 4:30-5:30pm on Mondays (6 weeks beginning 10/26)
Upper Elementary Group (Grades 4-6): 4:00-5:00pm on Thursdays (6 weeks beginning 10/29)
Middle School Group (Grades 7-8): 5:00-6:00pm on Tuesdays (6 weeks beginning 10/27)

Please complete this form to register your child for 6 sessions of group counseling provided by NFSB's social work interns. The DEADLINE for registration is Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:59pm. Space is limited to ten students per counseling group through registration on the google form. However, if your child is unable to register for, we will keep your name on a waiting list for future programming options.

Schedule of our School Counselors' Weekly Virtual Grade Level Meet-ups for Students: 

Click HERE to see the day, time, topic and link for each grade level's virtual meet-up with our School Counselors.  There are also weekly parent meet-up for elementary, middle school, and high school parents. We encourage you to participate every week!  If you are unable to make it to the live session, the content will be shared in the School Counseling Schoology Groups.     



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.