Project INTERFACE coming to Groton-Dunstable schools

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The Project INTERFACE Community Resource & Referral HELPLINE is available to parents and community members in Groton-Dunstable beginning Jan. 2, to assist in finding appropriate mental health services for children, families and adults.

Callers are provided professional, personalized counseling referrals matched for location, specialty and insurance or fee requirements. The HELPLINE is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 888-244-6843, ext. 411.

Project INTERFACE, an initiative from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, works to improve the integration of mental health services within schools and community agencies and to improve access to these services for individuals.

On the Project INTERFACE website, www.projectinterface.org, individuals can find information related to mental health questions and services for children, families and adults, including a calendar of community trainings and events.

Funding for this service is generously provided by TADS — Teenage Anxiety & Depression Solutions.

The Groton-Dunstable community got its first introduction to Project INTERFACE on Thursday, Dec. 15, when Beth Rogan, the community outreach manager for Project INTERFACE, provided an information session to 40 community members who have a high probability of interacting with people who need mental health services.

Attending the session, which was being sponsored by TADS, were guidance counselors and nurses from GDRSD, Parker School, Nashoba Valley Tech, and Groton School; Groton and Dunstable Police; Groton Fire and EMS; Groton and Dunstable Public Library personnel; and clergy.