Well-Being and Mental Health

We acknowledge that many of our students, parents/guardians, staff and school communities are all experiencing uncertainty and worry about their health and safety, and that of their loved ones. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, leading to ongoing disruptions in our personal and professional lives, it is important to acknowledge these impacts and intentionally look for ways to maintain and support our collective mental health and well-being.

Mental Health - Summer 2021

The Durham District School Board is pleased to be partnering with Durham Catholic District School Board and offering Parents/Caregivers, and Students a series of workshops, groups, and services aimed to support and bolster your mental health and well-being.

Parent/Caregiver Workshop Series

Parenting/Caregiving throughout COVID-19 restrictions has been challenging.  And certainly, this past year has amplified the necessary steps we need to take to address racism and protect our children’s mental health in the midst of racism and oppression.  To assist you, please consider joining one of our Parent/Caregiver Workshop Series events. Please see flyer below for registration details.

Parent/Caregiver Workshop Series Flyer

Drop-In Summer Sessions for Black Students

The DDSB Mental Health & Well-Being team is offering a weekly virtual summer drop-in group on Tuesday afternoons from July 27th to August 17th from 1-2 PM to support secondary students who identify as Black. There will be a different theme or focus each week ranging from self-care and emotional well-being, identities, navigating the education system, social media and more. For more information please view the flyer below and to participate please submit the following registration form: https://bit.ly/Drop-InSummerSessions.

Drop-In Summer Sessions for Black Students flyer

Virtual Groups Programs available in Durham Region

The DDSB has partnered with several community based mental health agencies to offer a series of virtual groups for your students.  Consider signing up for any one of the many options available from Carea Community Health Center, Taibu Community Health Centre, and Family Services of Durham. Please see flyer below for group options and registration details.

Virtual Group Programs

Direct Access to DDSB Mental Health Team

The DDSB has members of our Social Work and Psychological Services teams available to connect with you throughout the summer.  Our team can speak directly to you about your concerns and help connect you with services or supports in the community which can provide additional supports.  

Connect with our Mental Health Team

Your Well-Being Matters tagline

You matter and therefore your mental health and well-being matters.  We’ve created and gathered a variety of coping strategies and resources aimed to support the needs of students, parents/guardians and staff in the weeks and months ahead.  

Student Well-Being Matters

Parent/Guardian Well-Being Matters

Staff Well-Being Matters 

  • Please click on the banner above or visit Spark for staff resources.