It is not unusual for teens to be faced with issues related to depression, anxiety or substance abuse. For some students the crisis may be deeper because bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often emerge during adolescence.
In partnership with Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Delisle makes confidential onsite counselling available to hundreds of high school students each year.
Our goal is to help clients stay in school and graduate alongside their peers. To achieve this we provide counselling, group support and advocacy at these TDSB secondary schools:
- Northern Secondary School
- City Adult Learning Centre (CALC)
Counselling can be formal or informal and students may refer themselves, or be referred by teachers, principals or guidance counsellors.
In-school clients are generally grappling with social, emotional, behavioural, and/or psychiatric difficulties. Our counsellors can help with a wide range of issues, including family problems, bullying, substance use, gangs, suicidal thoughts, questions about sexual orientation, sexual or physical abuse, and mental health issues.
Together with youth we develop an action plan to connect them to the resources they need and to achieve the outcomes they are seeking. We also connect with their families when appropriate to support them in helping their teens.
In addition to individual counselling, our In-School Counsellors provide assessments and groups like Girl Talk and the Homework Club, as well as timely intervention and referral to other Delisle programs.
To find out more, if you are at one of the schools listed above, contact the counsellor in your school.