Support for Youth and Adults
If you're a child or a youth and would like to speak to someone about your mental health, call the Kids Help Phone line at 1-800-668-6868
If you're an adult or a youth experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression or anger, Ontario's Bounce Back program is providing free, guided mental health support. Services include workbooks, activities and videos to help you through your journey towards mental wellness. Visit https://bouncebackontario.ca to access supports. You can also speak with a mental health coach by calling 1-866-345-0224.
Adults can also Text WELLNESS to 686868 to chat with a volunteer crisis responder 24/7.
Support for Frontline Workers
If you're a frontline health care worker facing anxiety, burnout or post-traumatic stress disorder during COVID-19, find out if Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is right for you.
Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) is a practical, short-term program delivered online. It can also help you cope with situations related to COVID-19, such as isolation, pressure caring for family and community members, information overload and stress.
Supports include self-referral, online peer discussion groups & access to confidential support from a clinician. Click here for more information
Support for Seniors
Ontario is investing $12 million to add new mental health beds in hospitals and to expand programs that support the mental health and well-being of seniors in Ontario. This includes $10.9 million to create additional 46 in-patient mental health beds in 16 hospitals. Through this funding, Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga has received $934,400 for 4 beds.
This investment will directly support patients experiencing mental health challenges, including those experiencing a mental health crisis that require treatment and care more appropriately provided in a hospital setting.
Enhanced support is also being provided to the Seniors Safety Line with an additional investment of up to $130,000. If you need help with a case of senior abuse, call the 24/7, confidential line by dialing 1-866-299-1011.