MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS NUMBERS

In all western regions you can call 911 when you are facing a mental health emergency

Manitoba

Need Help?

Speak with an Information and Referral Specialist by:

Crisis Response Centre - A Centre of Excellence that delivers a full range of mental health crisis response services for Winnipeg adults in an environment that promotes recovery.

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Mobile Crisis Service - 204-940-1781

Community Intake - 204-788-8330

Family Peer Support - 204-940-2376

Manitoba Addiction Help Line - 1-855-662-6605

Mental Health & Wellness Resource Finder

Manitoba Addiction Resources

Manitoba Wellness Hub

 

Saskatchewan

 

Download the Mental Health and Addictions Services Directory to find services near you.

Get help and support for mental health issues:

Worksafe Saskatchewan

 

Alberta

 

Important Numbers Available 24/7

Health Link - 811

Addiction Helpline -1-866-332-2322 

Mental Health Helpline - 1-877-303-2642

Finding Quality Addiction Care in Canada

 

British Columbia

 

  • For mental health emergencies; Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) for help any time of day or night, from anywhere across BC. It’s a free call.

For everyone

  • Mental Health Support Line: Call 310-6789 (no area code). This number will connect you to your local BC crisis line without a wait or busy signal, 24 hours a day. Crisis line workers are there to listen and support you as well as refer you to community resources.
  • Crisis Centre Chat: Visit crisiscentrechat.ca to chat online with a crisis responder. It’s available from noon to 1:00am every day.

For young people

  • Kid’s Help Phone: Visit kidshelpphone.ca or call 1-800-668-6868. For kids and teens (ages 20 and under), professional counsellors are available to help, 24 hours a day. It’s free, confidential and anonymous.
  • Youth in BC: Visit youthinbc.com to chat online with a crisis responder. It’s available from noon to 1:00am every day.

For older adults

  • Seniors’ Distress Line: Call 604-872-1234 to talk with a crisis responder. It’s available 24/7. This is also available to anyone who is concerned about an older adult.

For people who use substances

  • Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service: Call 1-800-663-1441 (604-660-9382 in the Lower Mainland) for information about substance use treatments or supports in your area.

FIND HEALTH SERVICES

The HealthLinkBC Directory provides listings for health services provided by the provincial government, provincial health authorities, and non-profit agencies across the province.

You can search for walk-in clinics, emergency rooms, hospitals, mental health programs, home care programs, pharmacy services, laboratory services, and more. Search by keyword or try our Guided Search to narrow down your search results by category.​

 

Yukon

 

Access 24-hour health advice: 811

Yukon HealthLine is staffed by registered nurses who can answer your health questions or direct you to someone in your community who can help you.

When to phone HealthLine

  • You're not sure what to do about a health issue
  • It's after hours
  • You have unexplained symptoms
  • Something's wrong with your baby or your friend
  • You're concerned about your medications or not sure how much or when to take them
  • You're too embarrassed to go to a health centre
  • You're not sure if you should see a doctor, health care provider or get emergency help

Yukon HealthLine can also put you in touch with an after-hours pharmacist. This is available from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.

What number to phone

811

When can you phone?

Anytime of the day, any day of the week. 

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Yukon Division

This NGO supports clients who have mild to moderate mental health concerns. They also serve those with issues in relationships. A service is available for clients to access short-term counsellors within 3 days. Meditation, mindfulness and a cognitive behavioural therapy group are part of their offerings. Counselling services are available free of charge to any Yukoner. For now online services are free of charge as well. 

The Reach Out Support Line for Yukoners will connect callers to a volunteer. This volunteer service can assist people or refer them to an appropriate service.

Counselling services available in English and French.

Phone: 867-668-6429

The Reach Out Support Line

The Canadian Mental Health Association-Yukon also runs the Reach Out Support Line.  

The Reach Out Support Line (ROSL) is a volunteer-based, free support line. It is confidential and non-judgmental. The line operates from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Trained volunteers will support callers to find options, no matter how big or small the issue. 

Phone: 1-844-533-3030

Let’s Chat Yukon

Let’s Chat Yukon is a citizen-created service that promotes community connection. This phone line is for people to use to get to know their neighbours. Those hoping for human connection can call and a trained volunteer will get in touch. Phone calls will feature light conversation about mutual interests. This unique, community-driven effort increases connection between Yukoners. 

Phone: 867-332-2772
Toll-Free: 1-877-321-1001

Northwest Territories

 

Mental Wellness and Addictions Recovery Services / Supports for Residents

Community Counselling Program

The NWT Community Counselling Program (CCP) offers free counselling support for mental wellness, addictions recovery, and family violence.

Residents now have same day, drop in access to counselling without long wait times. Residents still have the option to make an appointment with a specific counsellor and can still receive ongoing counselling support through the CCP.  Learn more here.

Facility-Based (inpatient) Addictions Treatment Programming

NWT residents have access to a number of facility-based treatment centres in southern Canada at no charge. Due to our geography and small population, southern referrals are necessary to ensure residents have access to specialized treatment programming. Learn more here.

NWT Help Line

The NWT Help Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is 100% free, confidential and anonymous. Call 1-800-661-0844.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/NWTHelpLine/(link is external) for wellness information, tips, and community events.

NWT Quitline – 1-866-286-5099

A free and confidential help line for people who want to quit smoking. It provides trained Cessation Counsellors as well as personalized call back programs. It also offers quit smoking reading materials and translation services for all NWT languages.  Call toll-free 1-866-286-5099, 24 hours a day.

Strongest Families Institute

Strongest Families Institute (SFI) is a distance based e-Mental Health service delivered primarily through telephone that individuals and families can access for support in addressing mild to moderate anxiety, depression and behavioural concerns. The award winning evidence-based programs offered by SFI have helped with child mental health concerns, academic progress, bullying, family relationships, and parental stress. Learn more here.

E-Mental Health Resources

Here are some mobile apps and online tools that can help you look after your health and well-being:

Nunavut

Mental Health

Talk to someone you trust: a family member, elder, or a friend.

To access Mental Health Services: Call or visit your local health centre to book an appointment.

Kamatsiaqtut Help Line:
1-867-979-3333
Toll-free at 1-800-265-3333

Kids Help Phone:
1-800-668-6868 (24 hours).
Text "TALK" to 686868 to reach a counsellor

NWT Crisis Line:
1-800-661-0844 (9 p.m. -1 a.m. ET).

Contact the Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Kataujjiqatigiit (Embrace Life Council)

Other Help Lines and chat resources include:

 

Help Lines
Kamatsiaqtut Help Line
Kids Help Phone

Mental Health Links
Embrace Life Council
Mental Health Commission
Canadian Mental Health Association
Canadian Association for Mental Illness and Mental Health
Centre for Addictions and Mental Health
Government of Nunavut  Foster Care

 

NATIONAL

Unison Benevolent Fund

Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.

General contact: 416-479-0675

For general inquires, please contact info@unisonfund.ca

For financial assistance, please contact assistance@unisonfund.ca

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Wellness Together Canada

The federal government has an online mental health service. It includes:

  • online self-help resources;
  • access to a professional hotline (both voice and text enabled);
  • staffed by trained volunteers; and
  • access to counsellors on the phone in partnership with Homewood Health. 

Other collaborators on this partnership include: 

  • Kid’s Help Phone;
  • Bell Let’s Talk;
  • Greenspace;
  • The Canadian Psychological Association;
  • Canada Health Infoway;
  • Mental Health Commission of Canada;
  • Medavie; and 
  • Stepped Care 2.0. 

These services are available free of charge. 

Services available in French and English.

Find out more about Wellness Together

https://wellnesstogether.ca/en-CA

Crisis Services Canada

This national support line is accessible from anywhere in Canada. It helps people who are in active crisis, thinking of suicide, or know someone who is. The phone line is available 24/7/365 and a text service available from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time daily. 

Services available in French and English.

Phone: 1-833-456-4566 
Text: ‘Start’ to 45645

Unison Benevolent Fund

Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties.

General contact: 416-479-0675

For general inquires, please contact info@unisonfund.ca

For financial assistance, please contact assistance@unisonfund.ca

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