Mental Health Services We are a multidisciplinary team of mental health and wellness professionals offering a range of services and supports. We are here to help you work through what is blocking you from your full potential by providing you with a safe and non-judgemental space. Students commonly seek support for: Anger/conflict Time management and organization Confidence and resilience Coping with anxiety/stress/loss/grief Decision-making Feelings of depression, sadness and loneliness Gender and sexuality issues Life balance Low energy and motivation Positive thinking and perspectives Psychiatric medication management Relationship issues Self-esteem/body image Self-harm/suicidal feelings Setting goals Sleep disturbances Substance use When students present with long-standing issues or require long-term support, the team makes appropriate referrals to other services within the college and/or to external resources in the community. After Hours & Crisis Supports Get help anytime, or off campus by connecting with the following supports: Good2Talk (24/7): This free, confidential helpline provides professional counselling and information as well as referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario. Toll-free 1.866.925.5454 Visit website I.M. Well (Student Assistance Plan) (24/7): Short for Integrated Mental Health & Wellness, I.M. Well is available to all DC students and their families, even after graduation. Toll-free 1.877.554.6935 Visit website Ontario 211 Community and Social Services Help Line (24/7): This is a free helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services. Dial 211 Visit website International Students: Real Campus 24/7 1.877.390.7325 Visit website Real Campus benefits are available for international students at Durham College. International Durham College Students – Health Benefits Information: For Durham College International Students, please visit: https://morcare.ca/. Durham Distress Centre (24/7): Telephone counselling, crisis and suicide intervention and referral. 905.430.2522 or 1.800.452.0688 Ontario Shores Crisis Line (24/7): 1.800.263.2679 Durham Rape Crisis Centre (24/7): 905.668.9200 Durham Region Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Care Centre (Lakeridge Health) (24/7): Crisis line providing counselling and referrals for sexual assault victims, all ages. 905.576.8711 Pinewood Centre for Addictions Crisis Line (24/7): 1.888.881.8878 Additional Mental Health Supports Telephone Durham Mental Health Services Crisis Access Linkage Line / Mobile Services: Short term crisis beds, visits and free and confidential support line for individuals 16+ with a history of mental illness. 905.666.0483 or 1.800.742.1890 Visit website ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services: Text is available from your mobile phone from 2pm to 2am daily and is accessed by dialing 258258. You will need to complete a pre-chat survey and agree to terms and conditions of service and a responder will be available to you. Talk4Healing: Culturally grounded crisis line for Indigenous women. 1.888.200.9997 LGBTQ Prideline Durham Helpline: 1.855.87.PRIDE(77433) Drug & Alcohol Helpline: 1.800.565.8603 Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline: 1.888.230.3505 DCSI Outreach Services: Outreach Services supports an inclusive, anti-oppressive, and positive environment for all students. Outreach is focused on equality, equity, and diversity within the campus community and beyond. Apps MindShift: Will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle challenging situations. Visit website HealthyMinds: Is a problem-solving tool to help you with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. Visit website Informative Websites Canadian Mental Health Association Durham: Visit website Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) – Learning About Mental Health: Visit website Community Care Durham COPE Mental Health Services: Visit website Centre for Addictions and Mental Health: Visit website Crisis Service Canada - The Canada Suicide Prevention Service: Visit website Mental Health and Well-being Framework Established in 2020, the College Wellness Committee (CWC) is committed to engaging the DC community in meaningful mental health and wellness dialogue, promoting initiatives that foster well-being for students and employees. The Mental Health and Well-being Framework [digital/web], developed in collaboration with the CWC and based on the National Standard of Canada, outlines the guiding principles under which DC operates in order to protect and promote health and wellness within the campus community. This philosophy provides a strong foundation upon which to expand DC’s efforts and commitment to the goal of an inclusive, robust and flexible framework and set of services that meets the needs of all members of the DC community. Download print version For more information, please contact email@example.com.