Mental Health and Addictions Online and Phone Supports
During the COVID-19 outbreak, there are mental health and addictions services that you can access online or by phone. These services will support children, youth and adults who: experience anxiety, stress and other mental health challenges; and can’t access their regular in-person counselling supports. Services include: ConnexOntario: Adults and frontline workers who are dealing with the realities of COVID-19 can call ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 for mental health, addictions and problem gambling support. BounceBack: A free, evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program that provides guided mental health self-help supports for adults and youth 15+ using workbooks, online videos and phone coaching. Call 1-866-345-0224. Kids Help Phone: Children and youth 18 and under who need to talk to someone about their mental health can call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868, for 24/7 virtual, phone and text support. Good2Talk: A phone and texting service that provides confidential support to post-secondary students. Call 1-866-925-5454. For Ontarians currently receiving mental health and addictions services and supports, please contact your current service provider, including community-based mental health and addictions agencies to learn about potential virtual care options. Many are modifying their services to move towards virtual care, meeting clients by phone or secure video-conferencing, if appropriate.