Last item for navigation

Mental Health

COVID-19 Resources: Who to call

We recognize that this time of uncertainty can be challenging for our students.  We have put together a list of helplines that are available to support you if you find that you are struggling.  

To access support at school tell your teacher, guidance counsellor or principal.  

Kids Help Phone:  This is the only 24/7 support service available.  Professional counselling, information, and referrals are provided.  Volunteer-led, text-based support is offered in both English and French.  For immediate help you can call or text.

  • Call: 1-800-668-6868
  • Text CONNECT to 686868

Windsor-Essex County Telehealth Options:

RCC (Replaces Walk-In Clinic): Provides quick, confidential access to mental health services for children and youth up to 18 years of age.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Call 519-257-5437

Windsor-Essex Counselling Support Line (24/7 during pandemic): Professional counsellors who are members of the Ontario College of Social Workers.

  • Call 519-946-3277 or 1-877-451-1055

Maryvale: Offers phone-based single-session mental health services for youth aged 13-17 who are experiencing distress.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Call 519-419-1397

Canadian Mental Health Association:

CMHA-WECB has a Pandemic Response Therapist who is available to see new clients (16+ years) who are struggling with moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, PTSD, etc. as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact CoordinatedAccess at 519-973-4435.

Family Services Windsor-Essex: Counselling and advocacy services.

  • Call 1-888-933-1831 for information on how to access services
  • Email: [email protected] if you need support

Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare:  Provides crisis intervention services to students 16 years and older.

Hours: 24-hour crisis line

  • Call 519-973-4435

A hub of resources to help you take care of yourself and look out for the people you love during this challenging time.

COVID-19 & Mental Health Resources



Our Strategy

The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to reach their academic, emotional, physical and spiritual potential in a safe, caring and inclusive school environment.
Mental Health
As part of the WECDSB's Mental Health and Addiction strategy, which includes a proactive, preventative and supportive approach, the Board will strive to:

  • promote positive mental health
  • reduce stigma associated with mental illness
  • build student social-emotional learning skills
  • identify students in need
  • build pathways to care and treatment

As a part of this approach, the WECDSB is launching a new Parent and Family Engagement section on our website to help provide parents with valuable information about Mental Health and Well-Being, as well as information and facts about a variety of topics, such as risky behaviours, coping with anxiety, and technology use, to name a few. We hope you will refer to this page periodically as we will be continually updating it with new and relevant information.


Well-Being and Mental Health: What is it?

Mental Health is defined by the World Health Organization as, "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community."

The positive dimension of mental health is stressed in WHO's definition of health as contained in its constitution: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." ~ World Health Organization, 2014

In other words, MENTAL HEALTH IS HEALTH! Mental Health is a positive concept. We all strive to be described as mentally healthy, in the same way that we strive to be physically healthy. It is not just the absence of Mental Illness.


Important Resources

Fentanyl Information Choking Game Information Sleep and Mental Health Bullying


Important Links

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.