Peggy Sattler MPP, London West

Government of Ontario

Mental Health Resources

If you are in crisis or need help today

ReachOut - If you require mental health support or are in crisis, you can contact Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023 or online at www.reachout247.ca.


Help with feelings of worry, stress, anxiety, or depression

ReachOut - If you require mental health support or are in crisis, you can contact Reach Out 24/7 at 519-433-2023 or online at www.reachout247.ca.

ReachOut Supportive Listening Line - The Supportive Listening Line is available 24/7 at 519-601-8055 for those individuals who may be feeling stressed, isolated or just need someone to talk to.

BounceBack - The Canadian Mental Health Association’s BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program for those aged 15 and up who may be dealing with mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry. Participants receive telephone coaching, skill-building workbooks and online videos to help them overcome these symptoms and gain new skills to regain positive mental health.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) - The province has partnered with MindBeacon and Morneau Shepell to make their Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) programs available with no out-of-pocket costs to Ontarians.

Wellness Together Portal - provides tools and resources to help Canadians get back on track while dealing with challenges due to isolation, financial and employment uncertainty and disruptions to daily life. The site include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.

ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 provides mental health, addictions and problem gambling support for those over 18.

Mental Health Commission of Canada Resource Hub - Info on how to manage your mental health, work from home, and deal with social isolation during COVID-19.

Mental Health Fact Sheet - MHCC has also partnered with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to provide a fact sheet with tips and resources to help Canadians cope with stress, anxiety and substance use during COVID-19. 

Canada COVID-19 mobile app - This app features a symptom tracker, a self-assessment tool, and information on mental health and substance use support. It is free and available on Canada.ca/coronavirus and through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

YMCA at Home - is free for everyone and is a virtual YMCA connecting people to at-home workouts, children’s programs and physical activity, and personal wellness resources.

 

Coping with Isolation

Chatting to Wellness - To help combat the isolation that many seniors are feeling during COVID-19, Chatting to Wellness is pairing young volunteers with seniors to chat by phone every weekday night.

Friendly Callers - an outreach program that matches volunteers with seniors for a weekly check-in. If you, your parents, your neighbours, or any senior you know would like to participate in this program, call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 519-434-9191 ext. 2223 or email iabs.intake@cmhamiddlesex.ca Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

ReachOut - The Supportive Listening Line is available 24/7 at 519-601-8055 for those individuals who may be feeling stressed, isolated or just need someone to talk to.

Mental Health Commission of Canada Resource Hub - Info on how to manage your mental health, work from home, and deal with social isolation during COVID-19.

 

Dealing with Addiction and Substance Use

Addiction Services Thames Valley - ADSTV has launched a selection ofSupportive Information Sessions online at adstv.ca. These recorded sessions and downloadable tools are based on ones previously offered nearly every weekday at their facility. ADSTV is also preparing to provide services in a face-to-face setting.Visit their website for updates

ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 provides mental health, addictions and problem gambling support for those over 18.

Mental Health Fact Sheet - MHCC has also partnered with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to provide a fact sheet with tips and resources to help Canadians cope with stress, anxiety and substance use during COVID-19. 

Health Impacts of Substance Use - With a marked increase in alcohol and cannabis use since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction has developed a COVID-19 resource section with accurate and trusted information on the health impacts of COVID-19 and substance use.

 

Services Specifically for Children, Youth, and Students

*** Young people may also access most of the services listed above. ***

Kids Help Phone is available 24/7 by phone (1-800-668-6868) or text (text CONNECT to 686868) for youth struggling to cope.

School Mental Health Ontario - A resource on how to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, including information and tools for parents.

Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service for postsecondary students with 24/7 professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being