Mental Health and Wellness Support

If you are currently receiving mental health and addictions services and support, please contact your current service provider. Many providers are modifying their services to offer virtual care, meeting clients by phone or secure video-conferencing.

If you aren’t currently receiving services and would like support for your wellbeing, there are services and information you can access online or by phone.

You can find information about programs that may be right for you based on your mental health and addictions needs, and the type of support that you prefer. You can:

Find public mental health or addiction programs

For help connecting with the right public mental health and addictions program or support across Ontario, contact ConnexOntario - available 24/7:

Access self-led telephone or online therapy for stress, anxiety and depression

BounceBack is a free skill-building program that adults and youth 15+ can access over the phone. With the guidance of a coach, you’ll work through a series of workbooks at your own schedule, to gain practical skills to better manage low mood, anxiety, worry or stress. You’ll learn things like how to improve your mood by changing the way you think or respond to things.

You can find:

  • workbooks and coaching available for youths and adults (15 and older) in English and French. For those 19 and older, content is also available in Arabic, Farsi, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
  • videos with helpful tips, available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi

Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT)

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) is a practical, short-term program delivered online. It helps people develop skills and strategies to address symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. It can also help people cope with situations related to COVID-19covid 19, such as isolation, pressure caring for family and community members, information overload and stress.

If iCBT is right for you, you will be supported by a therapist online to:

  • work through modules
  • complete readings and exercises
  • learn coping and resilience skills

To learn more and get services, contact either:

Find mental health resources for children and youth

There are mental health services for children and youth under 18 across Ontario.

Talk to or text a counselor

For support at any time of day, children and youth can call 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to contact Kids Help Phone. Kids Help Phone can also help you find public resources, services and support for children and youth based on your location.

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.

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:

Services are available in some Indigenous languages.

Indigenous women

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:

This resource is available in English only.

Get support if you are a health care worker

If you are a health care worker impacted by stress related to COVID-19covid 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 with 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:

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 iCBT supports, you can self-refer online or by phone to any of the access points below.