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Support for Students

Mental Health Resources

Do you have questions about sexual health, addictive behaviours or healthy eating?  The Phakz, a website for teens from Simcoe County District Health Unit, may help you find the answers to your questions.

Mind Your Mind:  This is a place for youth and emerging adults to access information, resources and tools during tough times.  Help yourself.  Help each other.

Do It for Daron:  D.I.F.D. is a youth-driven initiative focused on raising awareness and inspiring conversations about youth mental health.  Created by friends and family of Daron Richardson, who lost her life to suicide at the young age of 14, D.I.F.D. is inspired by hope for a future where young people will reach out for help without fear or shame.  D.I.F.D. supports programs and initiatives aimed at transforming youth mental health.

Add the Healthy Minds App to your phone!   Life as a student can be stressful – assignments, part-time jobs, sports, clubs, relationships, family responsibilities. In fact, during your years as a student, you will face some of the most intense pressures of any point in your life. Stress can take a toll on your mind, weighing you down and even making you ill, so it’s important to take action to stay healthy. That’s what HealthyMinds is all about.

HealthyMinds is a problem-solving tool to help deal with emotions and cope with the stresses you encounter both on and off campus. The goal: Keeping your mind healthy.

Kids Help Phone:  If you need help right now and want to speak to a counsellor, call 1-800-668-6868.

Physical Health Resources

Healthy Smiles Ontario:  Healthy Smiles Ontario is a no-cost dental program for children 17 and under who do not have access to any dental coverage and who the program’s eligibility requirements.

Some Useful Telephone Numbers

Dial 211 (or visit www.211ontario.ca) – ‘When you don’t know where to turn’ – Connects you with Social, Health & Community Services

Mental Health:

Mental Health Crisis Line:  705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333

Community Mental Health Service:  705-327-9122

Distress Line Telecare:  705-325-9534

Job Search / Welfare:

Welfare Assistance / Ontario Works:  705-722-3132

Job Connect (for people 16 – 24 years old):  705-329-3102

Orillia Employment Resource Centre:  705-325-9299

Emergency Shelter / Food:

Information Orillia Housing & Resource Centre:  705-325-3883

The Sharing Place (Orillia’s Food Bank):  705-327-4273

Soup Kitchen / Emergency Shelter for Men:  705-329-2424

Salvation Army Family Services:  705-326-3472

Domestic / Sexual Assault:

Green Haven Shelter:  705-327-7319

Sexual Assault / Domestic Assault Care Centre:  705-327-9155

Health-Related:

Telehealth Ontario:  1-866-797-0000

Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital:  705-325-2201

After Hours Medical Clinic (210 Memorial Avenue):  705-327-0578

Education:

The Learning Centre – Orillia Campus:  705-325-9279

Orillia Alternative School (OAP):  705-325-4911

LEAP (Teen Parent Education):  705-722-3132

Miscellaneous:

Community Legal Clinic (Free Advice):  705-326-6444

Youth Resource & Drop-In Centre:  705-325-8082