Crisis Line support available 24 hours a day- 7 days a week 1-888-893-8333
Mental Health Resources
General Mental Health Tips:
ConnexOntario: 1-866 -531-2600 or www.connexontario.ca
Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7.
Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
Suicide prevention and support.
Distress and Crisis Ontario: http://www.dcontario.org/
Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website also offers a chat function.
Big White Wall: www.bigwhitewall.ca
Safe peer-to-peer mental health community that is accessible online 24/7. Free to all Ontarians aged 16+.
Good2Talk Helpline: 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students.
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Youth mental health support available 24/7.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario Centres: https://www.cmho.org/find-help/find-a-centre
100 member organizations operating in every region in Ontario, providing treatment and support to children, youth, and families. Free. No referral required.
Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.
Talk4healing (for Indigenous women): 1-855-554-4325
LGBT Youthline Ontario: 647-694-4275 + https://www.youthline.ca/ (chat, text and email currently available)
Ontario-wide peer-support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline:
- TOLL-FREE: 1-866-863-0511
- TOLL FREE TTY: 1-866-863-7868
- #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus Mobile
24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line for all women in Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.
Seniors Safety Line: 1-866-299-1011
Provided by Elder Abuse Ontario, the Seniors Safety Line provides contact and referral information for local agencies across the province that can assist in cases of elder abuse.
Ontario Caregiver Helpline: 1-833-416-2273 + live chat also available at https://ontariocaregiver.ca/
Provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support.
Lumino Health: Stress and Anxiety Explorer
Information and tools from Lumino Health and mental health partners.
Government of Ontario website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Ontario.
COVID-19 self-assessment tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/#q0
To help determine how to seek further care.
Mental Health Programs Covered By OHIP
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
Barrie and Community Family Health Team is an approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for you – the patient. It will often include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide health care for their community.
Mental Health Webinars
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County – Group Counselling and Therapy Services
Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County currently offers FREE groups and workshops. Due to Covid-19 we have moved our services to an online platform. Group descriptions and registration information is listed here