Mental Health Resources

Our team has put together mental health resources to help you during this time.

If you need help in an emergency or are in crisis, visit your local emergency department or call 911.

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When in need of someone to talk to. Most available 24/7.

List of agencies and help lines for various types of support.

Other mental health resources for the community.

Distress lines

When in need of someone to talk to. Operated by various agencies. Open 24 hours a day (unless otherwise indicated):

  • Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP
  • Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200
  • Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents
    TTY: 905 278-4890; Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese
  • Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511
  • Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868; Languages: English and French

Agencies and Helplines

Provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services for racialized communities and works within Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks.

 

Website

Phone: 416-787-3007

Fax: 416-787-4421

Email: info@acrossboundaries.ca

 

51 Clarkson Avenue, 
Toronto, Ontario,
M6E 2T5

Wheelchair accessible

A vibrant network of community-governed primary health care organizations serving diverse communities across the province, rooted in the communities they serve. They share a commitment to advancing health equity through the delivery of comprehensive primary health care.

 

Website

Phone: 416-236-2539

Email: mail@allianceON.org

 

970 Lawrence Ave W
Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario
M6A 3B6

Wheelchair accessible

A 24-hour hotline geared towards the Black, Black LGBTQI, Brown, Indigenous, and Muslim community to anonymously report unwanted contact with police and vigilantes, and provides immediate crisis counseling to those who need to talk with someone immediately.

 

Website

Hotline Number: 1-800-604-5841

Provides culturally appropriate social services to enrich the lives of the African, Caribbean and diasporic communities in the GTA.

 

Website

Phone: 416-740-1056

Fax: 416-746-7035

Email: Info@cafcan.org

 

995 Arrow Road

North York, Ontario

M9M 2Z5

Wheelchair accessible

A collaboration of non-profit distress and crisis service centres from across Canada, geared to strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in mental health and suicide prevention and support nationwide are addressed.

 

Website

Crisis Line Call: 1-833-456-4566

Crisis Text Line: Text 45645 between 4pm-12am

 

439 University Avenue,

5th Floor

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 1Y8

Wheelchair accessible

Powered by Kids Help Phone, serves anyone in any type of crisis, providing free, 24/7 support and information via text.

 

Website

Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder.

Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention, intervention, postvention service agency providing 24-7 support, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk.

 

Website

Email: info@dcogt.com

List of Multiple Help Lines

Emergency Support Line: 416-408-4357

Assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.

 

Website

Phone: 416-595-9618

Phone: 416-595-9230 ext. 0

Fax: 416-595-0242

 

355 Church Street,

Toronto, Ontario

M5B 0B2

Multiple Locations

Wheelchair accessible

Provided a community based, alternative approach to crisis intervention by delivering individualized, non-medical support to people experiencing a mental health crisis.

 

Website

Phone: 416-929-0149

Email: admin@gersteincentre.org

24/7 Crisis Line: 416-929-5200

Substance Use Crisis Team: 416-962-0220

Mobile Crisis Intervention Team: 647-361-8333

 

100 Charles Street East

Toronto, Ontario

M4Y 1V3

Multiple Locations

Wheelchair accessible

Dedicated to building meaningful and developmental relationships with young people, experiencing racialization between the ages of ages of 8 – 25 years old. Provides strength-based, youth centered and culturally relevant programs that foster identity development, life skills and education.

 

Website

Phone: 647-834-6992

Phone: 416-316=3419

Email: info@tubmancommunity.org

 

1761 Sheppard Ave E,

North York, Ontario

M2J 0A5

Wheelchair accessible

Provides a continuum of integrated primary care and mental health services covering the spectrum from “promoting wellness” to “managing illness” in Asian communities (Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)

 

Website

Phone: 416-493-4242

Fax: 416-493-2214

Email: info@hongfook.ca

 

3320 Midland Avenue, Suite 201

Scarborough, Ontario

M1V 5E6

Multiple Locations

Wheelchair accessible

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

 

Website

Phone: 416-586-5437

Phone: 1-800-268-3062

Text for Help: Text CONNECT to 686868

24/7 Support Line: 1-800-668-6868

Live Chat

 

300-439 University Ave.

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 1Y8

Wheelchair accessible

A multi-service urban Aboriginal agency providing holistic, culture-based programs and services for Aboriginal children and families.

 

Website

Phone: 416-969-8510
Fax: 416-928-0706
Email: info@nativechild.org

 

30 College Street,

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 1K2

Multiple locations

Wheelchair accessible

A mental health community centre dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness. Progress Place has assisted in keeping countless members out of the hospital and provided opportunities to flourish in their communities, every day of every week for over 35 years.

 

Website

Phone: 416-323-0223

Fax: 416-323-9843

Email: theclub@progressplace.org

 

Warm Line Emergency Call Centre

Call 416-323-3721 (12pm-8pm)

Call 416-960-9276 (8pm-12am)

Text 647-557-5882

 

576 Church Street

Toronto, Ontario

M4Y 2E3

Wheelchair accessible

Provides responsive services in partnership with families and communities to strengthen the social and emotional well-being of children and promote their healthy development.

(merging of East Metro Youth Services and Aisling Discoveries Child and Family Centre)

 

Website

Phone: 416-321-5464

Fax: 416-321-1510

Email: email@aislingdiscoveries.ca

 

325 Milner Ave,

Suite 110

Toronto, Ontario

M1B 5N1

Wheelchair accessible

A multidisciplinary, non-for-profit, community led organization established to serve the Black Community across the Greater Toronto Area as its priority population.

 

Website

Clinic: 416-644-3536

Administration: 416-644-3539

Email: info@taibuchc.ca

 

27 Tapscott Road

Unit 1

Toronto, Ontario

M1B 4Y7

A centralized point where you can apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing.

 

Website

Phone: 416-640-1934

Toll Free: 1-888-640-1934

Fax: 416-499-9716

Email: info@theaccesspoint.ca

 

661 Yonge Street

4th Floor

Toronto, Ontario

M4Y 1Z9

Wheelchair accessible

A single point of access for seniors and caregivers to receive information and access to community, home, and crisis services.

 

Website

Phone: 416-217-2077

Long Distance: 1-877-621-2077

Web Chat

Additional Resources

Mental Health / Addictions Resources

Website

Communities List of Member Organizations and Contact Information

Link

Black Youth and Family Services List

Link

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

Link to resources

Addiction, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Treatment Services in Ontario

Website

Webpage of Mental Health Supports and Services

Find Mental Health Support in Ontario

Infectious Disease Working Group ReConnect Community Resources Tool and Tracker

ReConnect Tool

Informal List of Resources for Black Healing and Support, Greater Toronto Area

Link to resources

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