Need immediate help?
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of your local hospital.
If you are not sure if it is an emergency, or just need to talk through the situation, consider reaching out to:
Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or texting CONNECT to 686868
Mental Health TO at 1-866-585-6486 for free phone or video mental health counselling for infants, children, youth and families
211 – call 2-1-1 or text 21166 (M-F 7am – 9pm) finding supports in the community such as food banks, housing and more.
Toronto Public Health – (416-338-7600) Up-to-date Covid-19 information for the City of Toronto
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto – (416-408-4357 or text 45645) 24/7 support, 365 days a year, for individuals in crisis
Assaulted Women’s Helpline – (1-866-863-0511 or text #SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus). Free, anonymous & confidential 24-hour helpline for women in Ontario experiencing any form of abuse.
Covid-19 Specific Resources:
School Mental Health Ontario
How to Support Your Mental Health During Covid-19 (for students)
Kids Help Phone -- We're Here for You During Covid-19
Toronto Public Health – COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) -- Talking to Children about Covid-19 and Its Impact
Children's Mental Health Ontario -- Talking to Your Anxious Child about Covid-19
World Health Organization
Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help get youth back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.
Resources for Students
Resources for Caregivers
For parents of Special Needs Children: Top 10 Strategies and Resources to Help Your and your Family Cope
Ontario Caregiver Organization: Website for young caregivers ages 15-25 offering information and resources that address their unique needs.
Evidence-informed, simple strategies for parents and staff to manage feelings of worry, stress, or sadness during difficult times. Coping Strategies for Caregivers
School Mental Health Ontario -12 easy and fun mental health practices to try with your children at home (elementary and secondary students.) News and Updates - About Us