Mental health is a priority at Durham College

Category: Campus Initiative/Event

Are you okay?

It’s an easy question to ignore but try not to. We know how busy the life of a Durham College (DC) student can be, but it’s important that you know we are here if – and when – you need support.

Each year, Bell Let’s Talk Day gives us an opportunity to slow down and focus on the important subject of mental health and wellness. But what about the rest of the year? DC offers a number of services and resources to support your mental health and well-being.

The Access and Support Centre offers counselling services for those in need of a friendly ear. Registered Psychotherapists with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) are available to discuss the issues you are facing in a compassionate and confidential forum. The Financial Aid and Awards office also offers financial planning and counselling services.

The Campus Health and Wellness Centre also offers mental health supports, as does the First Peoples Indigenous Centre.

Throughout the year, wellness workshops on a number of important topics are available to students.

Learn more about the well-being services available to students.

As important as it is to promote mental health and wellness on campus, it’s equally important to produce knowledgeable graduates who can go out into the world and do the same.

This fall, DC will welcome the first class into the new Community Mental Health – Honours Bachelor program. Students will learn about counselling theory and skills, social psychology, professional practices and interventions and more.

The Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate) program is also available to prepare students for careers as counsellors and support workers.

Whether you’re preparing for a career as a mental health professional or simply want to live your life with positivity and emotional balance, we’re here for you.