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

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/

LGBTQ2S

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

https://rainbowhealthontario.ca