Please find below, available health and wellness resources available to all who needing support.

All Ages & Adults

AbilitiCBT

The governments of Ontario are offering AbilitiCBT for free to all their residents age 16 or older for the anxiety, depression, and anxiety related to a pandemic programs.

Anxiety Canada
Canadian Mental Health Association

Help is only a phone call away. Simply call 416-535-8501, option 2.

With one phone call, Access CAMH can provide patients, families, friends and health care professionals with: 

  • General information about our services
  • Information regarding eligibility requirements and instructions on how to make a referral to CAMH
  • Support to self-refer for addictions services 

Family members and friends may contact Access CAMH if they are concerned about a loved one’s mental health or substance use

Access CAMH answers phone calls Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The line is closed weekends and statutory holidays. Interpreters are available to assist callers in their language of choice.

Cornerstone Recovery

We are an intentional community, supporting those impacted by addiction achieve physical, emotional and spiritual wellness.

Counselling Services for York Region

Our team consists of a number of Associate Therapists who we often refer to on an ongoing basis. Our responsibility as qualified therapists in the field of counselling is to work within our clinical expertise.

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto

Since 1967, Distress Centres of Greater Toronto has provided 24-hour support, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to individuals in our community at risk and their most vulnerable.

We are Canada’s oldest volunteer delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.

Free Federal Support
Providing free and confidential access to live support, direct crisis counselling, and helpful mental health and substance use resources.
Free Provincial Support & Resources
Mind Beacon

This free initiative would not be possible without the leadership and guidance of Ontario Ministers Christine Elliott and Michael Tibollo, and the Government of Ontario.

The Salvation Army Central York Region

The Salvation Army has long maintained the role of working with the most vulnerable in our community, indiscriminately helping all in need. 

Our services include support in the areas of food, clothing, furniture, rent & energy assistance, recovery support (grief, mental illness), counseling, youth programs & camps, adult & seniors groups, pastoral support, emergency disaster support, and more. 

Our Community and Family Services supports the ability of people to empower themselves at all stages of life to break the cycle of poverty and reduce isolation. 

Up Hub
Up Hub is York Region’s go-to online and print community resource navigator for local social services in mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities, as well as a peer-based platform for people to share their stories and uplifting experiences to help others.

Indigenous Peoples

Hope for Wellness Help Line
 The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
 The Indigenous Victim Services at Six Nations Line
The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (I.R.S.S.S.)

LGTBQ2

Canadian Mental Health Association
Pflag Canada

Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children. The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families.

When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family members, and the results can be devastating, even fatal.

Rainbow Youth York

Post Secondary

Post Secondary

Seniors

A Friendly Voice

A Friendly Voice is a free, confidential “warm line” for older Ontarians, 55+ who just want to chat with a friendly person who cares, without expectations or judgment.

Whether you’re struggling with loneliness or simply looking to stay socially healthy and add some connection to your routine, we offer an empathetic ear and good conversation. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Daily, 1-855-892-9992.

Mental Support Lines for Seniors
Ready to Care

Ways to help a senior…Remember the excitement of getting a hand-written letter in the mail? How about the joy of opening a gift you’ve always wanted?

A random act of kindness not only spreads joy, it can often improve the health of a socially isolated and lonely senior in your community.

Red Cross

Volunteers provide a regularly scheduled reassuring telephone call to a senior. The service provides the senior with a friendly call and a safety check.

Youth

360° Kids

These services are also free of charge and do not require a health card.

  1. What’s Up Walk‑In® counselling sessions are available by phone & video: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  2. Call Mental Health T.O. at 1-866-585-MHTO (6486) to be connected to a counsellor.
  3. Kids Help Phone text “CONNECT” to 686868. Or call 1-800-668-6868 to speak with a counsellor over the phone.

360°kids “Let’s Chat!” Virtual Walk-in Clinic

The Let’s Chat Walk-In Clinic is a Brief Virtual Counselling Service available to all young people, ages 13 to 26 years old who reside in York Region, who need help navigating a variety of social, emotional and mental health challenges.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Children’s Mental Health Ontario

CMHO represents Ontario’s publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres.

We advocate for investments, policies, and programs for children, youth, and families seeking mental health services in Ontario.

Our goal is to promote a coordinated and high-quality system of care that puts children, youth and families first.

Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic (M.O.B.Y.S.S.) 12 to 25-years-old

The Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic (M.O.B.Y.S.S.) offers a safe space to talk to a medical or mental health professional in a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment.

Our mobile walk-in clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner, youth mental health worker, and peer support specialist. Our services are 100% free and confidential with staff who are caring and non-judgmental. A health card is not required and there are no referral requirements.

Provincial Mental Health Resources
The Family Help Network
Our team is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment for children, youth, and their families. We are made up of Psychologists, Child and Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, and Child and Youth Workers.
Teen Mental Health - For Educators

Our team is committed to creating and delivering the highest quality mental health literacy information, research, education and resources.

Our materials are provided in a variety of mediums that include videos, animations, brochures, e-books, face-to-face training programs, and online training programs.

Our materials are specifically designed to meet the needs of children, youth, young adults, families, educators, community agencies and health care providers.

York Region Resources: Ages 6 to 19-years-old
Youth Mental Health Canada (Y.M.H.C.)
Y.M.H.C. is a community-based, youth-led charitable non-profit organization focused on youth, family and community engagement for mental health education, support, advocacy and change.

Mental Health Resources for Businesses

Aurora Chamber Business Virtual Recovery Hub

Ask an Expert (for coaching and consulting support) and under the Business Supports tab there is a drop down to Covid-19 Government Response (this link directs them to the YorkLink website which is constantly updated with the latest government supports).

  • Learn new skills in digital marketing, financial and strategic planning, all at your own pace
  • Get 1 on 1 coaching and instruction from experts in your industry
  • Connect & learn from entrepreneurs in York Region
  • Apply for free enrollment in a 20 hour business course from York University's Schulich School of Business
  • Attend 'invitation-only' roundtables and events relevant to your industry and business
Workforce Planning Board

Resources for employers and employees on how to increase mental health awareness and support positive well−being both in and out of work.

Additional Resources and Information


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