The following resources can be accessed online, or are local to the Durham community. These are websites to visit, or places to go if you are looking for resources, professional support, peer support, or information if you’re not in crisis. You don’t need a referral to access these services, but if you have a family doctor who you feel comfortable with, talking to him/her is a great place to start.
If you are concerned about your child's mental health, or if you are a student who is concerned about your own mental health, you can talk to your school guidance counsellors, teachers, and/or administrators (vice principals and principals). Supportive school-based strategies, referrals to our Board mental health professionals and information about community mental health providers can be offered through our schools.
For additional resources such as helplines, or if you are experiencing a crisis, visit our Crisis Page. For a more comprehensive list of resources for youth in the Durham Region, see the 2016 Youth Service Guide.