Bean Bag Chat: A Toronto Based App that connects youth and young adults to mental health resources, peer support and professional counselling
Stella's Place: A Toronto based mental health clinic. Stella's Place offer services like peer support, clinical, wellness and recovery services. Their constantly creating new programming and updating services based off clienteles needs! To find out what is currently available see: https://stellasplace.ca/peer-support/
Loft: A Toronto based community mental health clinic offering a wide range of services for adults facing challenges with mental health, substance use and homelessness or the risk of homelessness. Their services for adults are focused on recovery and tailored to the needs of each individual. Participation in any of our
programs is always voluntary, because we believe everyone has the right to control the course of their own life.
- The 416 Drop-In Support providing support to those who identify as women dealing with mental health and substance use issues who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless. Supports include meals, food bank, health care, help securing housing and programs that help towards living independently.
- Peer support and Mental Health Clinic
- To learn more about what programs are currently being offer see this link! https://www.loftcs.org/what-we-do/specialized-services/adults/
- Targeted Prevention
- Brief services such as single use counselling
- Counselling and Therapy Services
- Family Support Services
- Specialized Consultations and Assessments
- Crisis line: 416-410-8615
- Intensive Treatment Service
- To learn more about these programs head to https://everymind.ca/service-information/ or if you are unsure about which program will be the best for you head to WhereToStart.ca for additional guidance
Distress Centre Halton: Distress Centre Halton is a non-profit charitable organization that provides telephone and online support to people 365 days of the year. A unique service in that trains volunteers for front-line work providing emotional support and befriending to people in distress or crisis.
- Oakville: 905-849-4541
- Burlington: 905-681-1488
- Halton Hills: 905-877-1211
Good2Talk: Good2Talk is a free, confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario. First launched in 2013, Good2Talk is funded by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. By calling Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus and speak anonymously with a professional counsellor.
Togetherall: An online peer support community for mental health that is monitored by clinically trained individuals in order to help manage individuals at risk: https://togetherall.com/en-ca/
Certified Listeners Society: An online messaging service that connects you to a trained peer support volunteer to provide non-crisis emotional support. This service is meant to bridge the gap between early intervention and mental health crisis support. https://certifiedlisteners.org/
Beacon Digital Therapy: (iCBT) a free online CBT treatment free of charge in Ontario. Guided digital therapy with BEACON is highly personalized to what you're feeling and who you are, as a whole person. Through secure digital messaging, and tailored readings and activities, you’ll work 1-to-1 with a registered therapist. Your BEACON therapist is focused on your improvement and will support you all along the way.
Eating Disorders and Self-Image Related Resources:
Sheena's Place: Sheena's Place is a non-institutional, non-residential where individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders can come to overcome barriers and accesses community-based services at all stages of recovery. This is a Toronto Based Program
Sheena's Place offers 5 types of programming.
- Support Groups: These groups are led by a professional facilitator and are guided by the philosophy that individuals are the experts of their own experience. For many, this is the first step in moving from isolation to becoming part of a community and feeling a sense of belonging. This type of group is also available for families, friends, and partners.
- Body image groups: These groups provide heighten awareness about the connection between mind and body through the use of various techniques including gentle physical movement and the exploration of feelings and perceptions.
- Skill-Building Groups: These groups exists in order to create new skills for coping, reducing harm, and creating change.
- Expressive arts groups: These groups encourage participants to express feelings and emotions through various art mediums including painting, drawing, and music.
- Nutrion groups: These groups are structured to focus on developing knowledge and skills for noruishing the body and increasing comfort around food and cooking.
Body Brave: The Body Brave is a charity that focuses on recovery from eating disorders and body positivity.
- Crisis Text Line: text WELLNESSS to 741741
- Body Brave Programs: Body Brave takes a person-centered approach to our programs. Our programs blend education, insight development, motivation and skill building. No diagnosis or referral is required. All group programs and workshops are free. Some support programs offered are art therapy, mid-day mindfulness, support the holidays, nourishing your recovery, and countless more. https://eatingdisordersu.org/body-brave-programs/
- Hamilton based but online programming is available
- The NEDIC Helpline: The helpline is available from 11am-7pm Mon-Thursday and Friday 11am - 5pm. 1-866-NEDIC-20 and 416-340-4156