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Getting Help

GettingHelpThe 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 2021 Youth Service Guide.


Durham Central Intake

Durham Central Intake is a way to access mental health services throughout Durham by calling one number. When you speak to an intake worker, they will help you to figure out where to start.  Some services through Central Intake will have a waiting list.   

Read more: Durham Central Intake

Mind Your Mind

Mind Your Mind is a website that offers variety of resources for youth around mental illness and wellness.  Hear from other young people and professionals about how to take care of yourself, learn some new strategies to manage your emotions, or find out how to help a friend.

Read more: Mind Your Mind

AnxietyBC Youth

AnxietyBC Youth is a website designed for youth, full of resources and tools that can help you cope if you are feeling stressed or anxious. You can find out more about anxiety, learn some strategies or download their app MindShift.

Read more: AnxietyBC Youth