- For mental health emergencies call 911 if you are in urgent need of medical support.
- For mental health crisis, call COAST at 1.866.550.5205 ext. 1
These are unprecedented times and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and many people are feeling a high level of uncertainty, anxiety and stress because of it. It's so important to take care of ourselves and loved ones, acknowledge the affects these impacts are having, have open conversations about them and seek out support for our mental health.
Find a selection of resources, programs and services relating to mental health and wellness. Excerpts were sourced from the corresponding websites of the organizations, agencies and businesses offering the resources.
- BDC Well Being Resources for Entrepreneurs
Would you know how to be there? Just talking about mental health isn’t enough. We need the knowledge, skills and confidence to step up and be there for one another. Learn how to support yourself and others. Brought to you by Jack.org, Canada’s only charity that trains and empowers young leaders to revolutionize mental health.
Bell Let's Talk
Bell Let’s Talk has a vision of a Canada where everyone can get the mental health support they need. Dedicated to moving mental health forward in Canada, Bell Let’s Talk promotes awareness, acceptance and action with a strategy built on 4 key pillars:
- Care & Access
- Workplace Leadership
BounceBack is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
Canadian Centre for Occupation Health and Safety
Everyone at the workplace has a shared responsibility for safety and health, and that includes mental health. Discover tools to help support your mental health efforts in creating a space where workers feel safe, respected, and valued.
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association's Niagara branch provides mental health programs and services to assist individuals 16 years and older with their short and long-term mental health goals.
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada.
- Distress Centre Niagara
- Government of Canada Mental Health Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.
CAMH provides a wide range of clinical care services for patients of all ages and families, with Access CAMH as your centralized point of contact.
Mental Health in the Workplace
Because Canadians spend much of their waking hours at work, promoting good mental health in the workplace is important. Learn how promoting mental health at work can benefit you and how to promote it in the workplace.
- Mental Health and Wellness in First Nations and Inuit Communities
MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program is based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). With more than 40 years of research and practice, CBT is an excellent long-term solution for those suffering from mood and anxiety disorders.
It’s a skills-building approach to therapy, helping you develop resiliency and coping skills to better manage your mental health concerns. It consists of readings, exercises and activities that will help you learn and practice those new skills.
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Find resources for caring for your mental health during COVID-19 as well as well supports and resources for those affected by depression and other mood disorders from the Mood Disorders Society of Canada.
Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre
The Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre provides culturally-relevant mental health information for consumers of mental health services or people with lived experience and their families.
Not 9 to 5
Not 9 to 5 is a non-profit global leader in mental health advocacy for the foodservice sector. Through practical education and training courses like its CNECTed certification course it is breaking stigmas and fueling hope. Not 9 to 5 promotes harm reduction practices and helps to connect the hospitality workforce to mental wellness resources. We love real talk but loathe judgement and stigma.
- Ontario Government Mental Health, Wellness and Addictions Support
- Wellness Together Canada