Gerstein Crisis Centre provides crisis intervention to adults (16+) experiencing mental health crisis. Crisis Workers are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer phone crisis support and mobile crisis services.
Victim Services Toronto provides immediate crisis response, intervention and prevention services which are responsive to the needs of individuals, families and communities affected by crime and sudden tragedies. Victims and survivors can get help by phone by calling: 416-808-7066
Hong Fook Mental Health Association provides services covering the spectrum from promoting wellness to managing illness in Asian communities. Essential services, included clinical services, continue to operate via various virtual care means. For information and inquiry, please call 416-493-4242
Kids Help Phone is a Canadian charitable organization that provides 24/7 free confidential professional online and telephone counselling and volunteer-led, text-based support in English and French to youth across Canada. Kids Help Phone also provides information on how to access community support services for youth. Text CONNECT to 686868 to reach a trained volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7. Call 1-800-668-6868 to speak with one of our professional counsellors 24/7.
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. As access to community spaces is limited right now, we are offering our communities a friendly phone or email check-in by The 519 staff once a weekduring Monday to Friday. This service is to check-in on how you are doing, and offer information and updates. Please note that this is not a counselling session. If you would like to register for the Friendly Check-In program, please complete the following online form:
Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline is a peer mental health helpline for youth experiencing personal challenges. The helpline receives calls from all people but is recognized as a leader in creating safe, community space for Muslim young people. This helpline is anonymous, confidential, non-judgmental, toll-free, and operates from 12pm to 12am 7 days a week. Call: 1-866-627-3342
Black and multicultural youth hotline is a culturally relevant helpline that serves all youth, and will connect callers to counselor, coaches and refer to supportive programs. Call: 416-285-9944 or 1-800-294-8650
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis yourself, or you know someone who is, please phone the free 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line toll-free 1-866-996-0991. This service is for people 16 years of age and over, and provides toll-free telephone access in both French and English, 24 hours/7 days a week.
Trans LifeLine Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. Call them if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans. Canadian hotline number: (877) 330-6366
Black Mental Health Matters is the first of its kind in the GTA that caters to clients who typically can’t afford mental health services, and provides low cost treatment options, when needed, with a therapist who is culturally understanding.
Bereaved Families Toronto is a local charitable organization whose cause is to support a person, family or group dealing with grief from the death of a loved one. Their programs and services range from one-to-one support sessions to 8-week support groups and are based on the peer-to-peer support model.
Mood Disorders Association offers free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Telephone Support Line:1-888-486-8236 from Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Breakaway Addiction Services offers harm reduction services and a full range of addictions treatment services that are amenable to an individual’s needs and goals. Their services are offered through community-based facilities with a focus on street and community outreach.