If you or anyone you know needs help, there are many resources available. Below is a list of phone numbers for help for Mental Health contacts in our area. PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! If you need to make use of these, do call them.
Ottawa Public Health Mental Health and COVID 19 resources page
An extensive interactive resource information guide to mental health services in Ottawa.
Help for Children:
Kids Help Phone 1 800 668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Help for Teens and Adults:
Bounce Back Ontario
Bounce Back 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.
Help for College and University Students:
Provides confidential support services for post secondary students in Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Help for Frontline Workers:
Ontario COVID 19 Mental Health Network for frontline workers
A volunteer network of Ontario-based mental health professionals dedicated to supporting frontline COVID-19 workers during the evolving crisis.
Help for Care Givers:
The Canadian Caregiver Network
Bringing together caregivers to share their experiences and to support one another.
Help with complex mental health issues:
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Ottawa
A community-based registered charity dedicated to promoting good mental health, developing and implementing support systems and services for their clients and the community.
Help with Addictions:
Connex Ontario 1-866-531-2600
Free addiction, mental health, and problem gambling treatment services.
Help with Anxiety:
Free Information and resources on dealing with anxiety for people of all ages.