The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented mental and physical health challenges to our scholars. School nurses and psychologists are available at every campus to talk to you about the best way to support your scholar:
We are committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Our Caring Team Dedicated To
Supporting Healthy Scholars
In-Person Learning Includes
Strict Safety Measures
All Brooke staff are required to be fully vaccinated, a critical step to ensure our community’s safety. We will also implement the following safety precautions:
- Universal Mask Wearing
- Strong Building Ventilation
- Hand Hygiene
- At-home Health Screening
- Quarantine Protocols
Promoting Wellness Through
Resources For Students and Families
COVID-19 Information and Resources
COVID-19 Specific Mental Wellness Resources
Local and Mental Health Crisis Support
If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
- Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST): Mobile Emergency Service Program that provides assessment, intervention, and stabilization services 24/7.
- Phone: 1-800-981-4357
- Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
- Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor or chat via website
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Available 24/7, talk or chat online.
- Phone: 1-800-273-8255
- SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Connect with a trained crisis counselor
- Phone: 1-800-985-5990
- Text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Trevor Lifeline: Hotline providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ Youth, 24/7
- Phone: 1-866-488-7386
- Text START to 678-678 or chat via website
Accessing Behavioral Health Services
- Boston-Suffolk County Family Resource Center: Family Resource Centers (FRCs) provide services by connecting families to resources and programming within their communities.
- Phone: 617-469-8501
- Children’s Advocacy Center: The CAC’s mental health staff is comprised of master’s level licensed clinical social workers with training and expertise in trauma and child abuse.
- Hand Hold MA: A family-friendly website designed for Massachusetts parents who are worried about their school-aged children’s mental health. This site is designed to help families figure if their child’s behavior is something to worry about and if so, what next steps can they take.
- MassHealth Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative: The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) community-based system of behavioral health services available to children with MassHealth or other commercial health insurance plans.
- Massachusetts 2-1-1: Mass 211 connects callers to information about critical health, human services, and basic needs available in their community.
- Call 2-1-1 or 1-877-211-MASS (6277)
- Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA): This website helps both providers and individuals locate local openings in mental health and substance use disorder services.
Other Mental Health Apps
This collection of mental health apps that focus specifically on coping with anxiety, depression, and specific difficult circumstances via meditation, connection, and other techniques.