In cases of immediate emergencies, please call 911 or visit the nearest hospital’s emergency department.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.
1-866-925-5454 or connect through 2-1-1 | www. good2talk.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association
Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental health conditions. Find help for yourself or others.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
1-800-463-6273 | www.camh.ca
Metal Health Helpline
The Mental Health Helpline is free, confidential and anonymous. Call, email or web chat 24/7 and we will:
– Provide information about counselling services and supports in your community
– Listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
-Provide basic education about mental illness
1-866-531-2600 | www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
Local Distress Centres
Distress Centres across Ontario offer a variety of services.
If you are in distress or crisis and need support, if you, or someone you know, is having suicidal thoughts, or if you just need to speak with someone, please call one of the Distress Lines or Crisis Lines listed at, www.dcontario.org/help.html There is a volunteer willing to listen. Look at the LINKS section of DCO’s website for other partner agencies and mental health service providers.
416-486-2242 | www.dcontario.org
The Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health (CICMH)
CICMH is working with its partners and stakeholders to:
– Facilitate a Community of Practice:
CICMH has created a campus mental health community of practice which connects a broad cross-section of stakeholders in Ontario, including student services, counselling, accessibility, health, faculty, administration, student leaders and community partners. Members of the community of practice learn from each other, collaborate, share knowledge and experiences, best and promising practices; and jointly problem-solve to address gaps in the field. An online portal helps support this community practice by providing members with a virtual space to continue their sharing, learning and collaboration.
– Coordinate access to expertise:
To help enhance campus service providers’ capacity to meet the needs of students with complex mental health and addiction concerns, CICMH is identifying models and networks that would facilitate access to community-based expertise and professional development.
-Foster and Support Innovation:
CICMH is working with campus mental health stakeholders to identify innovative ideas and approaches that address gaps and enhance practice in student mental health services and programs (i.e., prevention, promotion and treatment). CICMH will help support and leverage promising programs and services that could have a system-wide impact.