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.

Positive School Climates

Learn about our Positive School Climates 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.

Dental Screening on Hold

The annual dental screening program conducted in schools is on hold until further notice. Free dental screening services are still available to all children and youth under the age of 18. Dental screenings are scheduled by appointment at the Health Department’s, Oral Health Clinic located in the Whitby Mall. Families with inquiries or who wish to schedule a free appointment can contact the Oral Health Division between 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday at 905-723-1365 extension 4567

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