The following are a list of available websites and phone numbers that can be accessed for further mental health resources, or additional information about COVID-19. If you think you are in need immediate care, please contact your family doctor or go to the nearest emergency room for assessment.
Get the latest case data and updates, learn how to protect yourself and others and get advice on what to do next if you think you might have COVID-19. You can find an assessment centre, check your results and access a full list of mental health resources.
Mental Health COVID-19
Dr. Jerome Perera, North York General Hospital, has created a website as an additional tool for mental health support during this pandemic. It combines some general recommendations along with a collection of resources.
The Toronto Mental Health and Addiction Access Point
Phone number: 416-640-1934
- Phone support, service navigation and access to information and resources for those experiencing mental health and addictions challenges
- Screening using standard depression and anxiety scales when needed
- Connection to the following services
- Crisis services
- Mental health case management
- Phone follow up, wellness checks, and counselling
- Virtual peer support programs and social and recreational activities
- Help with applying for supportive housing or accessing other essential services such as food, income supports, legal and health supports
Interpretation services available
Telephone Contact: 1-866-345-0224
- A free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. With the guidance of a coach, you’ll work through a series of workbooks at your own schedule, to gain practical skills to better manage low mood, anxiety, worry or stress. You will learn things like how to improve your mood by changing the way you think or respond to things.
- Videos with helpful tips, available in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin and Punjabi.
AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program that you can access from any device, any time. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective forms of therapy. It works by helping you understand and change the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are causing you problems. AbilitiCBT works the same way, but online. AbilitiCBT’s user-friendly platform makes it convenient to get help when you need it, where you need it.
Online Assessment, free during COVID-19
BEACON digital therapy is now available free of charge to support Ontarians through stress and mental well-being concerns during COVID-19. Complete a personal assessment (usually takes 20-30 minutes), so your BEACON therapist can tailor your care.
Guided digital therapy with BEACON is personalized, and you receive support from a registered therapist that’s always one-to-one. It’s therapy that’s completely digital, so it’s available when you are and you never need to worry about keeping appointments. Everything happens on your terms privately and securely.
BEACON provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, a clinically-proven method that’s all about building stronger resiliency through learning new skills to manage your thoughts and feelings.
Big White Wall — Digital Mental Heath Support
Big White Wall is its community of members, who support, help each other and share what’s troubling them in a safe and anonymous environment. The site is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – no need to wait until morning, the next business day or for a doctors’ appointment. You can find support simply by logging on.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Phone number: 416-535-8501. Extension 2 (Access CAMH)
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 – Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm. The line is closed weekends and statutory holidays. Interpreters are available to assist callers in their language of choice.
Kids Help Phone
Phone number: 1-800-668-6868
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.