Student Support Resources

DCDSB Supports for Summer Mental Health


Support Your Mental Health by . . . 

  • eating healthily
  • relaxing and being mindful
  • getting the right amount of sleep
  • being active
  • take time for yourself
  • talking to somebody if you have a problem or issue -- start with your Guidance Counsellor
  • moderating your use of social media -- face to face is always better!



Wellness Apps

BeSafe BeSafe
Calm Calm
MindShift MindShift
Smiling Mind
StopBreathe&Think Stop, Breathe & Think
What's Up?


Mental Health Web Links


Black Youth Helpline
Services include a multicultural youth helpline & services, assessments and intervention, stay-in-school initiatives, and referral assistance. 
Hours:  9 am - 10 pm
Hotline:  1-833-294-8650

Carea Community Health Centre
A community health centre for youth in Ajax/Pickering, offering free & confidential services.
Durham Counselling Walk-In Clinic available on Wednesdays from 1pm to 8pm.
Access Carea's Youth Services Guide 2020 for additional resources and services.

Durham Mental Health Services
A charitable not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to individuals and families who are living with mental health concerns.
Crisis Line:  1-800-742-1890 or 905-666-0483

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line
Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Available 24/7 and available in English and French.
Hotline:  1-855-242-3310

Frontenac Youth Services
Individual and family therapy, as well as walk-in clinic.
Crisis Services:  905-579-1551 ext 245 on Mon - Thu 10 am - 5:30 pm; Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm

Kids Help Phone
A confidential and anonymous, professional counselling service.
Hotline:  1-800-668-6868
Texting Service:  text “CONNECT” to 686868

York Support Services Network (YSSN)
A not-for-profit charitable agency providing specialized crisis support for children, youth (under 18 years) and their families.  Available 24/7.
Hotline:  1-855-310-COPE (2673)
TTY:  1-866-323-7785 



Virtual therapy resource for youth 16+.

Aboriginal Healing Program
Workshops and healing (counseling) services.

A site which highlights Asian people’s experience in therapy and as therapists and sharing culturally relevant information.

Asian Mental Health Collective
Making mental health easily available and accessible to Asian communities while normalizing and de-stigmatizing mental health within the Asian community.

A skill building program managed by CMHA to help youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.

CAMH Student Mental Health
A mental health teaching hospital with valuable resources and services.

Canadian Virtual Hospice
An online resource to help people work through their own grief.

Children's Mental Health Ontario
The association representing Ontario’s publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres.

DCDSB Social Work Access Line: 905-576-6150 extension 21021
Durham Catholic students and families can call the Social Work Access Line and leave a voicemail with their contact information. One of our mental health professionals will call back and provide support. (Note: This is not a crisis line and is not monitored 24/7.)
A search engine to find mental health support in your area.

Grief Support
An online & text chat service to help navigate palliative care and bereavement.

Kids Mental Health
An information portal for mental health resources.

Lake Ridge Community Support Services
Supports as you transition to adulthood.
Interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health
A support for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis public health renewal and health equity through knowledge translation and exchange.

Need Help Now
A site to help teens stop the spread of sexual pictures or videos and provide support along the way.

Pinewood Addition Services
A variety of services to help with alcohol, drug, concurrent mental health and gambling related concerns.

TAIBU Community Health Centre
Health care, counselling and other services for Black populations in the GTA.
Resources and support for dealing with mental health.

Teen Mental Health
Training programs, publications, tools and resources to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health and mental disorders.

Together All
An online peer-to-peer support community for your mental health (for ages 16+).

Tropicana Community Services
Culturally aware and supportive programs to those in need, including but not limited to counselling, settlement services, childcare, education, personal development, and employment services, with a predominant focus on  Caribbean, Black and African communities.

VON Durham
Bereavement services.

Women's Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre
Services for black children, youth and families including Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker, Mentorship Program and Youth in Transition Worker Program.


Well Being Resources


Technology & School Platforms


Academic Web Links