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.

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.

Parent & Caregiver Well-Being


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The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) invites you to join speaker Françoise Mathieu,
from the TEND Academy, for a virtual session focused on you.

The session will provide you with acknowledgement of the complexities of supporting family and
those you care about, challenges in navigating parents/caregiving in a pandemic and strategies for
your wellbeing that can tailor to you. The session is approximately an hour and a half.


 Register Now Button                            Registration requested by January 12, 2021

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the webinar.



Tuesday, January 19th    

7:00 pm     


            Wednesday, January 20th

            9:00 am


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Government Support for Learners