Mental Health Services

Social & Emotional Learning

The Club is dedicated to promoting positive mental health for all Club members.  Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) is incorporated into weekly classroom lessons. SEL programming covers topics such as self-awareness, relationship skills, self-management, responsible decision-making, and social awareness, and healthy expression of emotions.  Additionally, we provide individual skill development to members and are available on a drop-in basis for members who need a safe space to talk. For members who may need additional services, we can provide referrals to appropriate resources.

Lastly, the Club has a Zen Den that is a safe space for Club members to go to when they feel like they need some time to breathe and calm down. This room is not meant for disciplinary measures but instead, a space for members to go before they escalate. They can lie down, count to five, get some energy out, complete a mental wellness worksheet, and more!

For additional questions or for a referral please contact the Club at (920)-233-1414.

Behavior Intervention

Our full-time program staff work directly with members on handling behaviors. Further support is provided to those that need it by creating individual behavior plans for members struggling to express their emotions. Program staff are trained on Conscious Discipline (used within the Oshkosh Area School District), which includes classroom management, ways to support members experiencing hard emotions, and constructive ways to de-escalate children during outbursts and conflict situations. Using Conscious Discipline adds a level of consistency and familiarity for members because they use it in school. Throughout the Club, members will also see posters with helpful tips and reminders.

If you have additional questions please contact the Club at (920)-233-1414.

Youth & Family Grief Support Group

Youth & Family Grief Support Group is a program at the Club that provides compassionate care to kids, teens, and families in Oshkosh who have experienced a death through education and peer group support sessions. (You do not need to be a member of the Boys & Girls Club to participate!) Learn more about this program here.

If you have questions at any time we welcome you to contact us at or contact one of our coordinators by phone at:

Danielle Bittelman, Director of Youth & Family Engagement – (920) 233-1414, ext. 124


If you are a Club supporter interested in learning more about how you can contribute to growing these programs, please contact CEO Tracy Ogden at or 920-233-1414, ext. 116.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh is a United Way agency.