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We currently offer one-on-one therapy appointments to new and returning students that are 50 minutes within a safe and caring virtual space. We use a combination of solution-focused and client-centered approaches that aim to build coping skills, strengthen resilience, and provide the space to explore challenging topics that are here and now focused. We encourage open communication and will work together to build the treatment goals that can help you achieve your academic and personal needs. We offer shorter term therapy that typically range from 1 - 8 sessions and encourage collaboration among staff and community supports to help make the time most meaningful.
While we prepare to transition to the Spring/Summer term please email us at email@example.com to set up an initial session. Please be sure to let us know a date and time that works best for you and your preferred mode of contact (video / phone).
Indigenous Student Support
Nancy Hanlon, MSW, RSW Indigenous Student Counsellor
firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-748-1011 ext. 7949
Formal Community Partnerships
Durham Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC)
DRCC provides free, confidential, trauma-informed individual counselling to all students who have experienced sexual violence (assault, childhood abuse, trafficking, harassment, and/or coercion). Self-referral. This is a dedicated resource to our Trent U Durham students. Learn more at drcc.ca.
Tanya Montebello, RSW, Social Worker & Clinical Counsellor, email@example.com
1in6 : A resource for individuals identifying as male who have had unwanted sexual experiences.
Ontario Shores - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Program
CBT is being offered to students who experience anxiety and/or depression-related symptoms. No clinical diagnosis needed. Sessions are available on a weekly basis for a period of twelve to eighteen weeks. If you are seeking regular support that focuses on present life difficulties and teaches specific skills for responding – this may be the program for you!
To learn more about CBT and the referral process email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Immediate / Crisis Resources
We encourage you to connect with one of the following 24/7 services or call 911.
Ontario Shores Crisis Line: 1-800-263-2679
Durham Mental Health Services / Mobile Services: Short term crisis beds, visits and free and confidential support line for individuals 16+ with a history of mental illness. 905.666.0483 or 1.800.742.1890
Durham Distress Centre: telephone counselling, crisis and suicide intervention and referral.
905.430.2522 or 1.800.452.0688
ONTX Ontario Online & Text Crisis Services: Text is available from your mobile phone from 2pm to 2am daily and is accessed by dialing 258258. You will need to complete a pre-chat survey and agree to terms and conditions of service and a responder will be available to you.
Talk4Healing: Culturally grounded crisis line for Indigenous women 1.888.200.9997
Durham Region Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Care Centre (Lakeridge Health): Crisis line providing counselling and referrals for sexual assault victims, all ages. 905.576.8711
LGBT Youthline offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support through phone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday 4pm – 9:30pm
1.800.268.9688 Text 647.694.4275 Live Chat Option
Trans Lifeline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, this hotline is available to support you and provide further resources. 1.877.330.6366
togetherall is an online peer-peer support community for mental health; offered 24/7 and is moderated by clinical professionals.
Anxiety Canada provides tools and resources to help manage anxiety.
BounceBack is a skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ to manage low mood, depression, anxiety, stress and worry. This support is delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos.
ConnexOntario is funded through the Ontario Government and provides confidential health services information for people seeking treatment for needs related to alcohol, drugs, mental health and/or gambling. This service navigation and information is live-answer, 24/7.
Depression Hurts is an online service provided by the Mood Disorders Society of Canada; offering information, education, skills and strategies to help manage symptoms of Depression.
Good2Talk provides confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario. 1.866.925.5454 Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
IM Well is offered through Student VIP and your student association; check out the suite of services and tools available to you.
Talk4Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario. 1.855.554.HEAL Live Chat Option