Crisis Line support available 24 hours a day- 7 days a week 1-888-893-8333
We are very excited to announce the reopening of our crisis beds on a temporary basis utilizing a hotel in Barrie. If you are in crisis and would like to access Crisis beds then please continue to call our 24/7 crisis line @ 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333
On-duty support for individuals looking for assistance with finding community resources or submitting referrals to access CMHA services and programs. Staff will provide knowledge and education on how to access internal programs in CMHA. Due to COVID-19, this is currently a phone service, please call us at 705-726-5033 (9 to 4 PM, Monday to Friday) and leave a message, your call will be returned.
Visit our events page for webinars and additional support groups
Visit our news page to see what is happening in your community
211 -Find resources in your community
211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists.
Provincial Mental Health Resources
CMHA Ontario COVID-19 crisis resource guide. Online, on the phone or in person, programs and services are available to ensure Ontarians get the crisis supports they need during #COVID19. https://bit.ly/3mp0RJJ
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.
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 is required.
Talk or text mental health support for post-secondary students. If you are a post-secondary student, you can use Good2Talk, a 24/7 service that offers confidential support through phone and text. Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868.
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. The Seniors Safety Line is a 24/7, confidential and free resource that provides information, referrals and support in over 150 languages for seniors experiencing abuse. Trained counsellors also provide safety planning and supportive counselling. Call 1-866-299-1011 for support. If you are in danger right now, call 911 or your local police.
Lumino Health: Stress and Anxiety Explorer
Information and tools from Lumino Health and mental health partners.
Find mental health support for Indigenous people
Indigenous peoples can contact Hope for Wellness for immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention across Canada. To get help: 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.
Indigenous women can contact Talk 4 Healing for culturally appropriate and confidential support and resources seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Services are available in 14 languages. To get help: call or text 1-855-554-4325 or use the live webchat
Get support if you are a health care worker
If you are a health care worker impacted by stress related to covid 19, support is available to help you cope. This support includes resources you can access on your own, with a group of peers or with a clinician.
Self-led support -Find resources you can access on your own with tips and ideas to help you maintain your mental wellness and cope with stress.
Get support from peers -Participate in an online session with peers to learn about ways to build resilience and maintain wellness through lectures and case-based discussions by joining:
- ECHO Coping with COVID, which is designed for health care providers and doctors responding to the covid 19 pandemic (meets twice per week)
- ECHO Care of the Elderly for LTC: covid 19, which is designed for those working in long-term care settings (meets once a week)
These resources are available in English only.
Talk to a clinician If you are a frontline health care worker and would like confidential support from a clinician, including CBT supports, you can self-refer online or by phone to any of the access points below.
- Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby (in English only)
- St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton (in English only)
- The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Ottawa
- Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene
- Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto
Support for seniors and people with disabilities (PWD)
Ontario community support program
If you are a low-income senior or a person with a disability (PWD) in need, such as those in supportive housing environments or community-based independent living programs, you can get:
- paid or subsidized delivery of meals
- delivery of medicine and other necessities
If you can’t request service using the internet or you require service in a language other than English or French, call:
Ontario Caregiver Helpline
Provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support, including a 24/7 helpline.
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
CMHA Simcoe County –Free 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
Mental Health Resources
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.