Great Neck Public Schools
Mental Health & Community Resources
During times of intensive stress, it's important to know how to seek assistance, guidance, or just a helping hand. Our mental health professionals in each school building are currently providing families with support and guidance via online and teleconferencing platforms. The district has also partnered with Northwell Health to provide additional services for our school community. Families are encouraged to take advantage of the following services, as needed.
Partnership with Northwell Health
The Great Neck Public Schools has entered into a partnership with Northwell Health to provide support and training for school staff, resources for families, and emergency mental health services for students.
Behavioral Health Center
A key component of the district's partnership with Northwell Health is the Behavioral Health Center, located at 156 First Street (lower level) in Mineola. It is a place to access urgent mental health support for school-aged children and adolescents who may not necessarily require the services of an emergency room. Northwell professionals will meet with students in need of immediate evaluation and make connections for appropriate care.
The Behavioral Health Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8am-8pm and Tuesday 9:30am-5:30pm for the exclusive use of students from partnering school districts. Additional information is available here:
- Behavioral Health Center Information (English)
- Información de Centro De Salud Conductual Mineola (Spanish)
School Mental Health Community Newsletter
The Northwell Health School Mental Health Community Newsletter includes information about various mental health topics, links to previously recorded parent webinars, and links to sign up for upcoming workshops.
- November 2023 School Mental Health Newsletter
- October 2023 School Mental Health Newsletter
- September 2023 School Mental Health Newsletter
Virtual Parent Workshops
Free virtual Parent Workshops are offered through the Community Education Series for Parents.
- School Avoidance Workshops – A 6-week webinar series hosted by Cohen Children's Medical Center's School Mental Health Program
- Northwell Behavioral Health Center 2023-2024 Community Education Series
- Northwell Health YouTube Channel – View Recordings of Past Workshops
2020-21 GNPS Mental Health & Wellness Resource Guide
GNPS school psychologists and social workers have developed extensive documents to further assist our families during the pandemic. This guide is an easy reference for help with various topics related to these challenging times. The guide is organized into important topics with helpful information, resources, and links.
A PDF of the 2020-2021 GNPS Mental Health and Wellness Guide is available for viewing below or can be downloaded here. A text-only version of the document is compatible with the Translate feature found in the top menu bar of our website and formatted to be accessible for the visually impaired.