Mental Health Support Information Across Canada

This page offers a listing of mental health support resources available across Canada. Some of the resources listed below are available throughout Canada while others are based by province / territory.

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Canada Wide Support

If you or someone you know is in crisis or thinking about suicide:

Call Mental Health Crisis Hotline (Canada Wide): 9-8-8 – Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Department of National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada work in partnership to deliver Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS). Their services complement other mental health and family support services available from both departments.

  • OSISS provides a national peer support network for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families experiencing an operational stress injury (OSI). First responders may be included in the group, dependent on the resources available in that area.
  • The OSISS network is coordinated by screened, trained peers who bring firsthand experience and practical knowledge of what it is like to struggle with an OSI or to live with someone with an OSI.
  • Within the program, confidentiality is paramount. Your identity and discussions with them are held in confidence, except in situations of imminent harm to a person, child abuse, or subpoena.

If you or your family member have an OSI, the road to wellness can be hard to navigate. Peer support connects you with an understanding ear, a supportive community of people with similar experiences, help to set goals, and effective resources that can help. Breaking down the stigma and providing social support has led many Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families to seek the help they need and change their lives for the better.

The OSISS program includes CAF members, veterans and family members in multiple locations across Canada who provide mentorship, firsthand lived experience and practical knowledge of what life is like with an OSI. Because we are peers (someone with a similar experience) we are non–judgmental and can walk alongside you in your journey. Our program is for peers, by peers. If you think you, or a loved one, may have an OSI, all you need to do to take the first step contact OSISS Coordinator.

All first responders, health care professionals, dispatchers, military members and corrections workers are welcome.
Join them for coffee and anonymous mental health solution based discussion.

They provide a safe and stigma free environment for anyone wishing to receive peer support with regards to occupational trauma and stress. You are welcome to share your views on related topics or simply sit back and be part of an understanding group of fellow peers.

Reminder that a mental health diagnosis is NOT required to attend, and that they do not provide professional care. Crisis numbers will be provided at every meeting. They hope to see you there.

Wings of Change Peer Support Website

Support by Province
  1. Suicide Crisis Line: 1-800-784-2433 (anytime day or night)
  2. Information & Support: 310-6789 (Mental Health, Information & Support line)
  3. Alcohol / Drug: 1-800-663-1441 / 604-660-9382 (Lower Mainland) – Help with any kind of substance abuse (24 hours a day)

The First Responders Cafe

Established January 2018 to provide confidential weekly support groups in several Northern Communities of B.C.
They welcome all First Responders who come together to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other. They are a non-profit registered under the societies act of British Columbia.

Governed by a Board of community minded citizens, and including  members of RCMP, EMS, Fire Services, Search and Rescue, Victim assistance Worker, two Medical Doctors with their president Human Resources Manager Hampton Lumber. Their Directors are concerned with the increase in number of suicides in their province. Smaller northern communities do not have the resources as larger centers.

For further information please contact Ron Blinn – Project Coordinator.
Website: The-first-responders-cafe

Alberta Emergency Numbers / Link

  1. Distress Line at 780-482-HELP (4357)
  2. Mental Health Helpline: 877-303-2642
  3. Addiction & Mental Health Access 24/7: 780-424-2424 (Edmonton Area)
  4. Addiction Helpline: 1-866-332-2322
  5. Alberta Health Link: 780-408-5465
  6. Crisis Text Line: Text CONNECT to 741741
  7. For other community referrals or resources: Call 211 or visit

Edmonton Police Service Veterans’ Assistance Program

Their “In-person” Peer Support meetings have resumed, however, they are held at a different location. This new location has enabled them to have their meetings in accordance with the Alberta Guidelines regarding Covid-19. If you wish to contact either member of their Peer Support group, they are available 24/7. Please call and/or e-mail them.

Please contact John or Chris for the address and instructions to the new location.

Chris Hayden – e-mail
1-780-913-4362 (Chris can be contacted at this number 24/7.)

John Rutledge – e-mail
1-780-819-5877 (John can be contacted at this number 24/7.)

Saskatchewan Emergency / Crisis Hotlines

  1. Professional Health Advice and Mental Health Support (Province wide): 8-1-1
  2. Suicide Crisis Helpline (Province wide): 9-8-8

Prince Albert Mobile Crisis Unit
Monday – Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 am
Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holidays – 24 hours: 306-764-1011

Regina Mobile Crisis Services – Suicide Line
24/7 Hours: 306-525-5333

Saskatoon Mobile Crisis
24/7 Hours: 306-933-6200

Manitoba Emergency / Crisis Hotlines

  1. Klinic Crisis Line: 204-786-8686 / 1-888-322-3019
  2. Suicide Crisis Helpline: Call or Text 988
  3. Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 / Text CONNECT to 686868

Crisis Resources for First Responders, Frontline Workers, Military Personnel and Families

  1. Project Resilience 911: 204-573-8227 (24/7)
  2. Westman Crisis Services: 204-725-4411 (24/7)
  3. CAF Member Assistance: 800-268-7708 (24/7)
  4. Military Family Information Line: 800-866-4546 (24/7)

ConnexOntario Helpline – Free and confidential health services information for Alcohol / Drugs / Mentakl Health / Gambling

  1. Toll-free: 1-866-531-2600
  2. Live Web Chat: Live Chat
  3. Email: Email

Talk to a Registered Nurse – Free, secure & confidential service (24/7) for health advice

  1. Visit Health811 Online
  2. Call 811

BounceBack – Free skill-building program managed by CMHA for adults & youth 15+ to manage low mood, depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

  1. Link to website:
  1. Mental Health: Call Info-Social 811
  2. Suicide Prevention & Help Line: 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553) / By Text (SMS): 535353 / By Chat:
  3. Crisis Centres (French only):

Mental Health & Addictions Services Phone Line: 1-833-553-6983 (24/7) – Calls answered by trained mental health professionals

  1. Mobile Mental Health Response Service: 1-833-553-6983 (10 am to 10 pm daily)
  2. Mental Health & Addictions Patient Navigator: 902-218-3289 or email at MHApatientnavigator
  3. Mental Health Walk-in Clinics Link: Mental-health-walk-in-clinics

Addiction & Mental Health Helpline – 1-866-355-5550 (24/7)

Bridge the Gapp – Online resource designed to support mental wellness

  1. Link to website: Bridgethegapp

RCMP Support for Operational Stress Injuries

Support – Connection – Resilience / Soutien – Connexion – Résilience.
Your conversations are kept confidential, respectful, and non-judgmental at all times.

J Div Coordinator – Jonah Emery, CPS
NB & Peer Support Accreditation Canada Certified Peer Support Specialist
Spécialiste certifié de soutien par les pairs
Call or text 613-407-8410
RCMP J Div SOSI Office
65 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB
RCMP Support for Operational Stress Injury (SOSI) / GRC Soutien blessures de stress opérationnel (SBSO)

Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167 (toll free & available 24/7)

Mental Health & Addictions Intake: 1-855-922-1122 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesdays / Thursdays until 8 pm) for help with mental health / addiction concerns

Mental Health & Addictions Crisis: Call 8-1-1

Mental Health & Addictions Systems Navigator: 1-877-999-7589 or 709-752-3916

Provincial Lifewise Warm Line: 1-855-753-2560 or 709-753-2560

Crisis Text Line: Text WELLNESS to 741741 to contact a trained crisis responder

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Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

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Registered Social Workers

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