It's possible that we won't be able to meet your need for urgent counseling. To avoid a wait time, here are some other free options:
- CounsellingConnect: Up to 4 sessions offered in a delay of about 24-48 hours by phone or web.
- AccessMHA.ca: One access point for mental health and addictions services in Eastern Ontario
- ConnexOntario is a phone and web service to help Ontarians connect with mental health and addiction services.
- If your employer offers an Employee and Family Assistance Program, you can contact them day or night. There is no cost to you. If you don't have their contact info, usually Human Resources or Payroll can provide it to you.
- Community Resource Centers (CRC) have intake counselors that you can consult without an appointment. They offer counseling and help with practical needs.To find the CRC in your area, click .
FOR FIRST NATIONS, INUIT AND MÉTIS PEOPLES:
- Minwaashin Lodge: for women and children survivors of abuse, including residential schools
- Odawa Native Friendship Center: click on this link to see their numerous programs
- Tungasuvvingat Inuit: various programs for Inuit persons living in Ottawa
- Wabano Center for Aboriginal Health - Mental Wellness Service: for children, youth, adults and families
- Hope for Wellness Helpline
- Indian Residential School Survivors' Helpline: 1-866-925-4419 24/7
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH:
1 Call 1 Click
FOR POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS:
- Ontario post-secondary students have access to
- UofO and St-Paul U undergraduate students also can consult campus and undergrad students also have the option of .
- UofO Graduate students can contact the
- La Cité Collégiale - .
For free peer-to-peer text support: The Colour Project.
For crisis lines.