As Durham College (DC) begins its third week of online learning and virtual service delivery, we recognize that some students and employees may be facing wellness challenges while working or studying from home.
The Campus Health Centre (CHC) and Athletics and Recreation department have a number of resources available for students and employees to help keep our campus community mentally and physically healthy during this time.
VIRTUAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS APPOINTMENTS
The CHC services are available online. Services, including medical appointments and appointments with mental health nurses, wellness coaches, nutritionist and therapists, are available via teleconferencing.
- To book an appointment, call 905.721.3037 and leave a voicemail with your name and contact information.
- You will receive a return call within 45 minutes to book an appointment with the appropriate practitioner. Calls will only be returned between Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- To speak to a nurse, call 905.721.8668 ext. 2854 and a nurse will call you back.
Other mental health supports available to students, include:
- Good2Talk Helpline (24/7): 1.866.925.5454
- M. Well Student Assistance Program: 1.877.554.6935
- Ontario 211 Community and Social Services Help Line(24/7): dial 211
Other support available to employees is offered through:
Employee and Family Assistance Program: 1.844.880.9142 or 1.877.338.0275 (TTY service) or www.workhealthlife.com
CAMPUS RECREATION RESOURCE LIBRARY
The Athletics and Recreation department has developed a resource library featuring valuable fitness and health information, including:
- Online exercise videos
- Workout plans
- Healthy eating
- Mental health and wellness
- App and play recommendations
The resource library is available on the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre webpage.
GENERAL HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS
Students and employees are reminded to use the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it.
See the How can I protect myself? section on the Durham Region COVID-19 page for information on how to reduce the spread of germs, including COVID-19 and the flu.