MVUSD launches mental health Assistline to help students and families

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MURRIETA – Murrieta Valley Unified opened a phone Assistline, starting Monday, April 27, for students and families to call for help in managing fear, anxiety and other challenges related to COVID-19 and distance learning.

Assistline at 951-304-1841 will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be staffed by school district mental health counselors and school psychologists to provide support in both English and Spanish. Teachers can also call and get advice on how to connect their students to services.

Questions can also be sent to mvusdinfo@mvusd.org.

“During this distance learning period, our students and their families are feeling a deep sense of loss and stability related to friendships and school routines. These feelings create hardships in the home and make distance learning a challenge,” superintendent Pat Kelley said. “Our priority continues to be the health of our students and their families, including mental health, which is why this Assistline is critical and one of the many ways we can offer support remotely during this time.”

Murrieta Valley Unified School District continues to operate its email information line at mvusdinfo@mvusd.org to help families with questions about school operations, technology and other student-related matters.

Submitted by Murrieta Valley Unified School District.