Durham College leads the way in mental health with on-campus services and in-demand programs

Category: Student Experience

Category: Support Services

As a college student, you have a lot on your plate.

From juggling course assignments, lectures, labs and research papers, to squeezing in study time and working your part-time job – it’s a lot! And it’s easy to not give your mental health the attention it deserves. But at Durham College (DC), a number of on-campus services and resources aim at making mental health less of an after-thought and more of a priority.

DC’s Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC) provides mental health services that begin with a mental health needs assessment. Based on the results of this assessment, you’re connected with an appropriate member from a team of medical professionals who practice mental health, psychotherapy, and wellness coaching. You also have access to a variety of convenient and confidential well-being services on campus, such as chiropractic and physiotherapy services, a pharmacy and medical clinic.

Additionally, you can reap the benefits of free on-campus wellness workshops, events, and support groups through the CHWC that include topics such as yoga, mindfulness, body image and food, and relationship building.

International students are encouraged to check out DC’s complimentary International Wellness Check – designed to make your transition to post-secondary education easier by discussing any health concerns you may have and ensuring you’re up to date on immunizations required for your program.

If you’re looking for on-going counselling services or simply a trusted professional to talk to about your academics, DC’s Access and Support Centre has you covered.


Are you ready to take your passion for mental health to the next level?

As the demand for mental health services continues to rise, the need for qualified practitioners is becoming more important than ever, and DC is answering the call. The new Community Mental Health – Honours Bachelor program was designed to equip future mental health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed in today’s world.

DC’s Addictions and Mental Health (graduate certificate) program is also available to prepare future mental health professionals for careers as counsellors and support workers.

Apply today and begin this September!