At the Halton District School Board, there is a
Circle of Support for every student. The Circle of Support begins with the student, parent/caregiver and educator. For every student, educators and other staff provide relationships, classroom environments and classroom instruction that promotes mental health and well-being. As a student's need increases, the circle is broadened and additional resources and supports are added.
At school, speak to your child’s teacher or other trusted staff person. Your teacher, other school staff and child and youth counsellors and social workers are available to help.
In the community for counselling
24 hour Helpline Halton: 905-631-8784 Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem. The website also lists upcoming meetings.
A free, immediate and confidential service for children, youth and their families. Click the "Start the Conversation" button or call 1 855 416 8255. Service is provided in Monday-Friday 12-8pm and Saturdays 12-4pm. When you reach out you can instantly connect with a registered therapist by phone or video. Together, they'll help create a plan to help you feel better.
Reach Out Centre for Kids
Live Answer 289-266-0036; Virtual Walk-In ; Live Chat Can you add: Currently there are therapists who speak Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Russian, Mandarin, Yoruba, Spanish and French. We also have partnerships with Roots Community Services and Enaahtig Healing Lodge.
- Indus Community Services: 905- 275-2369
SAVIS Tel: (905)825-3622, e-mail:
Support for violence or sexual violence in intimate relationships, including trafficking
for youth wanting information or help to manage drug, alcohol or gambling concerns
: Iinformation and coping strategies for self-harm/self-injury
Radius Child & Youth Services
specializes in working with children, youth, and families who have experienced sexual, physical, or emotional abuse, neglect, or witnessed intimate partner violence.
Naseeha - Muslin Youth Helpline (1-866-627-3342)
South Asian Youth - Support for South Asian Community
- SACHSS offers culturally and linguistically appropriate services for the South Asian community. SACHSS Distress Helpline - If you are distressed or feeling low or depressed or under any kind of stress or just need someone to talk to please call SACHS Distress Helpline 289-277-4770, 437-254-2794, 647-523-6380 or 416-863-0511
For crisis support
ROCK Crisis Line at 905-878-9785 available 24 hours a day/7 days a week
Police - MHERT or COAST team
Halton Children’s Aid Society if you or another child/youth are under the age of 18 and require support and protection Toll Free: 866.607.KIDS (5437) Phone: 905.333.4441 Fax: 905.333.1844 TTY: 711 (TTY to Voice)
Roots Community Services
for children, youth, families who identify as Black, and are from African and Caribbean backgrounds. Culturally responsive counselling is provided.