Health and Well-Being

At Durham District School Board (DDSB) we are committed to keeping our students healthy in both body and mind. We can provide you with mental health and wellness initiatives and crisis support as well as information to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Your Well-Being Matters

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 COVID-19 continues to disrupt our personal and professional lives, it is important to acknowledge these impacts and to engage in an open dialogue, discussing ways to maintain and support our collective mental health and well-being.

The DDSB has resources available to support our community during this time. 

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Safe Schools

Learn about our Safe Schools initiatives that aim to create positive school environments.

Mental Health

Durham District School Board (DDSB) considers well-being and positive mental health fundamental to student achievement. Students and/or their caregivers are encouraged to reach out to someone at school if they are feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. Support and Crisis Lines are also available.

Visit the DDSB website for additional resources for mental health and wellness.

Crisis Help and Support Lines

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) wants to ensure that you have the resources you need to handle a crisis. Our students can experience a crisis in many ways, including:

  • Bullying
  • Emotional or physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Sexual assault
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Depression

Visit the DDSB website for a listing of available crisis support resources.