Mental Health and Well-Being

For students

It can be awkward asking for help. But you’ll probably feel relieved after you do. You should always talk to someone that you trust like a parent, another family member, a teacher, a coach or a friend.

But if you feel like those aren’t options for you, there are lots of resources that you can reach out to for support

Frequently asked questions

  • Is someone at serious risk of hurting themselves or someone else?
  • Call 9-1-1 immediately, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

I prefer to talk with someone over the phone, by text, or by chat:

Kids Help Phone provides confidential, 24/7 professional counselling, information, and resources over the phone, text, or live chat.

  • Call: 1-800-668-6868
  • Text: HOME to 686868
  • Live chat:

I prefer to talk with someone in person:

  • Student Counsellors- There is a Student Counsellor at every TLDSB secondary school. A student can book an appointment with the counsellor to talk about a mental health concern. Elementary students and their parents can contact their school principal for information on how to access mental health supports beyond the classroom.
  • Counseling Walk-in Clinics – Click your location below to find help in your area. You can go here alone, or with other family members:
    City of Kawartha Lakes
    County of Haliburton
    District Municipality of Muskoka

Not at all! Big or small, it’s best to reach out and talk to someone. We all have mental health, and talking about things is one of the ways we can improve it. We are here to help you – that’s our job.


  • Trans Lifeline
  • LGBT Youthline – provides services or youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, and transgender
  • Bounceback Ontario – free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15 +
  • – Learn about specific mental challenges like anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, drugs and alcohol.
  • Mind Your Mind
  • School Mental Health Ontario – Learn strategies to feel better now, and how to support the mental health of yourself and your friends.

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