Mental Health Coordination Service – Care Solace

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

Care Solace is not an emergency response service or mental health services provider. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Hotline at 9-8-8.

Resources: Mental Health, LGBTQ+, Food Assistance, Antibullying, Substance Abuse, Relationship and Sexual Health, Heating, Housing, General Assistance, Legal Assistance

Mental Health

Town of Hingham Mental Health Brochure

Child Mind Institute-The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive. They are a leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health, operating three Mission Areas that work together for greater impact: Care, Education, and Science.

Child Mind Institute Family Resource Center 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)  

NAMI Support and Education 

Project Healthy Minds Resources 

Mass 211 Website

Food Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Relationship and Sexual Health Resources
Heating, Housing, General Assistance
Legal Assistance

Social-Emotional Screening – Elementary

Hingham Public Schools has created comprehensive and lasting programming through a multi-tiered model of social-emotional supports for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, including the Tier 1 Toolbox Program. The Tier 2 universal screening will take place mid December and in late May of each school year.  The Student Risk Screening Scale-Internalizing and Externalizing (SRSS-IE) is completed by the classroom teacher who will rate students on 12 items. The results of these screenings will identify those students who may need additional consultation, small-group, and individual supports.  Feel free to view the screening tool. Parents may opt their student out of the screening by notifying their adjustment counselor in writing. Families will be contacted after each screening if your student’s rating indicates a need for support.  At that time, you have the option of moving forward with the recommendations or the option of not utilizing them. 

Hingham High School Counseling

As students enter high school, they are each assigned to a school counselor based on the first letter of their last name. The school counselor is the one person at Hingham High School who will work with students for the full duration of high school. Teachers, coaches, and even club sponsors change from time to time, but students will stay with the same school counselor for all four years.

What is the role of the school counselor?  All students will see their school counselor for required tasks such as receiving orientation information, registering for classes, planning their high school curriculum, obtaining college and career information, and scheduling special tests.

School counselors are there to help students achieve their full potential. No one can think very clearly about a math equation or remember a foreign language when a problem is troubling them. Counselors are trained to help students deal with the upsetting issues that can arise during high school.  Students may have a quick question or a long story to tell. Either way, their school counselor is there to listen and help them find answers to their questions.

How to Handle Anxiety, Depression & Your Kids – Presentation 1/17/23