Mental Health Resources

A student's mental health can affect their school performance, attendance and achievement. Positive mental health can impact learning, yet up to 20 percent or more of children and youth experience mental health problems at some point. 

Schools and parents share a collective responsibility, not only to respond to a student's mental health need, but to include the promotion of positive mental health and prevention of illness in our school communities.  Education, awareness and the de-stigmatization of mental health are crucial pieces of the puzzle.  

Support at School

High school students can self-refer to a number of services offered through the Student Well-Being Department. Visit the Student Well-Being Page for more information.


How to spot signs of a mental health concern

Student Supports available at the HDSB

Halton Area Supports

Health Care Services for Mental Health & Well-Being

ROCK (Reach Out Centre for Kids)

ROCK Access and System Navigation (ASN): One Call, All Access for Child and Youth Mental Health

Access and System Navigation (ASN) is a service housed at ROCK, which is developing toward one point of access for children/youth/families and professionals supporting a child or youth who require information or services from a community-based mental health agency in Halton Region. ASN will provide information and assist in completing assessments to determine the supports and services that meet the level of care for the child or youth.

For youth and parents/caregivers, please contact the ASN team at 289-266-0036 to access services.

ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids was designated by the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (MCYS) as the child and youth mental health Lead Agency for Halton. With programs and services that run out of 11 sites and three main offices, ROCK is committed to providing inclusive, client-centred and family-centred care. With over 40 years of service in Halton,  ROCK is dedicated to building strong people, strong families and strong communities. Appointments can be virtual or in person based on your preferences. The need for later appointments can be accommodated. ROCK services are completely free, and an OHIP card is not required for your session.

For more information, and to access all ROCK services, including the walk-in clinic, call the ROCK Access Line at 289-266-0036. This line is answered Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

ROCK Services include:

Rock may suggest or recommend a one-Link referral from a doctor to programs and services available throughout Halton Region. 

one-Link (Referral Process)

Community Supports and Services

ADAPT: Halton Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Assessment Prevention & Treatment Services

AIDS Network

Elizabeth Fry Society

Halton Women's Place (crisis line available)

Hope Place Centres

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Lighthouse for Grieving Children


Nelson Youth Centres

Radius Child and Youth Services

SAVIS: Sexual Assault& Violence Intervention Services (crisis line available)

Sexual Health Clinics (Georgetown walk-in clinic available)

Thrive Counselling Services Halton (formerly Halton Family Services & Access Counselling & Family Services) (Oakville & Burlington walk-in clinic available)

Youth Services Halton Region

Crisis Services

COAST: Crisis Outreach and Support Team

ROCK: Crisis Line

Tips for Self Care

Self-care is an important part of wellness. Take time and discover what helps you to feel good and recharge. Take a look at these self-care tips from School Mental Health Ontario.

Contact Lines for Immediate Counselling

Virtual Support

Self Help Resources (apps, courses, and online learning)

Educating yourself about Mental Health & Well-Being

Anxiety Canada:

Child Mind Institute

Sick Kids The Learning Hub

Teen Mental Health

Find Private Support Personnel

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Ontario Psychological Association

Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Canadian Mental Health Association

Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Canadian Counselling Association

Ontario Psychotherapy Referral Directory

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario