Free Resources

Below are a collection of Mental Health Resources that are available at no cost to you as a local resident.

Canadians can call or text 9-8-8 to access bilingual, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate mental health and suicide prevention support. The service is free and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Trained crisis responders will listen to you and provide support with compassion, providing a safe space for you to talk.

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The Canadian Psychological Association offer a wide range of regularly updated fact sheets and videos, to assist people in understanding a wide range of mental health difficulties and concerns.

The Crisis Intervention Centre is a community mental health program located at Quinte Health Care’s Belleville General Hospital. The Crisis Team is available to any adult (16 years +) experiencing a psychiatric, emotional, psychosocial or situational crisis requiring an immediate, short-term intervention. The staff are also knowledgeable about the range of community resources available and are able to make referrals or provide information as needed. You may call directly and do not require a doctor’s referral.

Contact: (613) 969-7400, ext. 2753, or toll free to 1-888-757-7766.

Togetherall Is a peer-to-peer platform where you can connect with others who experience similar feelings. There are trained professionals on hand, 24/7. Anonymity is assured.

In addition to an online forum, the website includes resources, like self assessments, goal setting, articles, and self-help courses on subjects including sleep, anger management, ptsd, addiction, bereavement, anxiety and depression.

WES for Youth Online offers a free online counselling service for youth to connect with a professional and qualified counsellor by self referral.

Young people can explore the issues that they are facing in a secure and online environment. Two methods of communication are offered within the secure portal; email to email and live chat.

BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program effective in helping adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

Through telephone coaching and a selection of skill-building workbooks to choose from, participants can customize their own program, learn ways to overcome their symptoms and improve their mental well-being now and in the future.

1-866 -531-2600

Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7.


Suicide prevention and support.

Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website also offers a chat function.

1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

Youth mental health support available 24/7.

100 member organizations operating in every region in Ontario, providing treatment and support to children, youth, and families. Free. No referral required.


Ontario-wide peer-support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people.