Helplines

In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department.

Kids Help Phone

  • For children and youth
  • Provides professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being
  • Phone and online via web post or live chat
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Free, anonymous and confidential
  • Call: 1-800-668-6868 to speak with a professional counsellor
  • Text: CONNECT to 686868 to connect with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder

Good2Talk

  • For people between the ages of 17-25
  • For post-secondary students in Ontario
  • Provides professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being
  • Free, confidential and anonymous helpline
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Call: 1-866-925-5454 to speak with a professional counsellor
  • Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868 with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder

Mental Health Helpline

  • All ages
  • Provides information about counselling services and supports in your community
  • Listens, offers support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • Provides basic education about mental illness
  • Call: 1-866-531-2600

Mindyourmind

mindyourmind.ca

  • A space where youth can get information, resources and tools to manage stress, crisis and mental health related problems
  • Inspires youth to reach out, to get help for themselves or to give help to their friends who may be experiencing tough times

LGBTQ2S Resources

Rainbow Health Ontario

Asking the right questions, talking with clients about sexual orientation and gender identity

https://rainbowhealthontario.ca

Trans Lifeline

Provides free peer support for the trans community. Trans Lifeline is run by and for the trans community.

Call: 1-877-330-6366 or visit https://translifeline.org/

LGBT Youth Line

LGBT Youth Line is a youth led organization that affirms and supports youth ages 29 & under by providing peer support and referrals, providing resources, and more.

Call: 1-888-687-9688 or visit https://www.youthline.ca/who-we-are/contact-us/

Gender Creative Kids

Gender Creative Kids is a reference community organization that provides evidence-informed resources and advocates for rights of trans youth.

Visit their site: https://gendercreativekids.com/

Indigenous Resources

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre

Aboriginal Health Access Centres are Aboriginal specific, Indigenous informed health care agencies that provide health and social services.

Visit their site: https://soahac.on.ca/

Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Represents 29 Friendship Centres across Ontario that offer a place for community members and Indigenous people living in urban spaces to gather and connect with each other as well as services.

Visit their site: https://ofifc.org/

Indian Residential School Survivors Society

IRSSS is a provincial organization that provides services to Indian Residential School Survivors including counselling, workshops, crisis support, and much more.

Visit their site: https://www.irsss.ca/

Ontario Native Women’s Association

Not-for-profit that empowering and supporting Indigenous women and their families in Ontario. ONWA provides many resources and services based on location.

To learn more visit their site: https://www.onwa.ca/

POC Focused Resources

Black Youth Help Line

BYH serves all youth and specifically addresses the need for a Black Youth specific service that provides a helpline, family support, and more.

Visit their site: https://blackyouth.ca/

Across Boundaries

Provides holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities. All services are grounded in anti-racist, anti-Black racism, and anti-oppression frameworks.

Visit their site: https://www.acrossboundaries.ca/

Access Alliance

Provides services and tackles system inequalities to improve health for vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities.

To learn more visit their site: https://accessalliance.ca/

Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support & Integration

Not-for-profit that seeks to help families and individuals dealing with complex challenges and offer support to using a culturally integrative service.

Visit their site https://mrcssi.com/

Muslim Association of Canada

MAC provides spaces, programs, and services for education and personal development of Canadian Muslims. Their focus is on building communities and strengthening neighbourhoods.

Visit their site: https://www.macnet.ca/

London Muslim Mosque

LMM is a holistic Islamic community that is focused on education, social activities, jurisprudence.

Visit their site: https://www.londonmosque.ca/

Other Resources

Jack.org

Jack.org is a Canadian non-profit organization focused on youth mental health and suicide prevention.

https://jack.org/Home

CMHO – Children’s Mental Health Ontario

https://cmho.org

CMHA – Canadian Mental Health Association

https://ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/child-and-youth-mental-health/

Webbing with Wisdom

Their mission is to help girls and young women learn about and deal with online sexual violence.

https://webwise.ca/

StartswithMe

Free online BOOK – A short & practical guide for Teens to develop resilience, emotional intelligence and self-awareness to thrive in the modern world.

https://startswithme.ca/mental-health-resources-2/youth/

Youth Mental Health Canada

Youth Mental Health Canada is a grassroots, youth-driven and led non-profit organization focused on education and advocacy for youth mental health change.

https://ymhc.ngo/