HEALTH & WELLNESS
Kids Help Phone
Provide young people with 24/7 confidential mental health support needed during this difficult time.
FAQ, Counsellor Q&A
A leading Toronto-based charity dedicated to children, young people and their families struggling with complex mental health and developmental needs.
Comprehensive range of high quality mental health promotion, intervention and treatment services help young people gain the confidence they need to become productive, contributing members in their communities.
Children's Aid Foundation of Canada
COVID-19 Youth Support Fund
Grants of up to $1000 for ANY person who aged out of the child welfare system across Canada ages 18-29 who's been financially impacted by this pandemic. Funds are intended to cover short-term needs while youth explore government or other supports, and can be used to cover expenses such as: housing costs like rent, food, household supplies, mental health counseling, technology support, and other emergency needs.
CAMH - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Mental Health and the COVID-19 pandemic
Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field.
CAMH offers outstanding clinical care, conducts groundbreaking research, provides expert training to health care professionals and scientists, develops innovative health promotion and prevention strategies, and advocates on public policy issues at all levels of government.
Free skill-building program from Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), designed to help everyone age 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos.
Sometimes you just need to breathe and remind yourself you are okay. Breathe2Relax is made for just that. Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this app is a portable stress management tool that teaches users a skill called diaphragmatic breathing.
Breathe2Relax works by decreasing the body’s ‘fight-or-flight' stress response, making it a great option for people suffering from PTSD.
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Crisis Text Line
The first-ever 24/7 FREE nationwide texting service providing support in Canada. Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a Crisis Responder. Every text connects you to a real-life human trained to move from a hot moment to a cool calm one through active listening and collaborative problem-solving.
Text HOME to 686868 in Canada
DISTRESS CENTRES OF GREATER TORONTO
Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency provides 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals at risk and at their most vulnerable.
If you are In distress or need emotional support call 416.408.4357 or text 45645
CONNEX ONTARIO & MENTAL HEALTH HELPLINE
Connex Ontario offers province-wide information and referral services for those experiencing mental health issues, drug or alcohol addiction.
YWELL VIRTUAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
YWell will bring you strength in spirit, mind and body at home! Activities are designed for a variety of levels and can be done from the comfort of your home for FREE.
YGYM VIRTUAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR KIDS
a free healthy community program for young people and families across Canada! YGym is instructed by YMCA certified fitness instructors and features content based on YMCA Canada's Health & Fitness Programs and Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines.