Free mental health resources in Hamilton, Ontario
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. ConnexOntario operates three helplines:
- Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603
- Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
- Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505
Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868
"Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people. Since 1989, our trained, professional counsellors have been listening to kids, often when no one else can or will. We are always there."
Assaulted Women's Hotline - GTA: 416-863-0511 Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
"For 30 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.
We provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We work in tandem with community partners and sister agencies towards bridging gaps in service and identifying emerging issues or trends relevant to the women we work with."
Hamilton Mental Health Outreach
The Hamilton Mental Health Outreach is a community mental health organization that provides client-directed intensive case management services for adults who have a serious and persistent mental illness. A variety of weekly scheduled groups and activities are also offered.
Mental Health Rights Coalition
Consumer/survivor initiative, whereby individuals who have successfully coped with their own mental health issues offer support to others who are struggling. A consumer is a person with lived experiece of mental illness. Consumer/Survivor Initiatives (CSIs) are consumer-driven agencies, which allow survivors to use their coping skills to help other consumers become survivors. Non-profit organization funded by Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, LIHN 4
The Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) program serves the residents of Hamilton-Wentworth who have serious mental health issues and are in crisis. COAST is a multidisciplinary team consisting of child and youth crisis workers, mental health workers, nurses, social workers and plain-clothes police officers.
We offer a mobile crisis outreach service provided 24 hours a day, 7 days/week by a mental health worker and dedicated police officer from Hamilton Regional Police Service. COAST serves children, adolescents and adults and has established service agreements with a number of agencies, which provide community mental health services.
THRIVE - Child and Youth Trauma Services
Providing programs and services that focus on child abuse prevention, education and treatment.
We offer comprehensive assessment and specialized treatment for sexually victimized children and youth ages 2 to 18, for children age 12 and under with sexual behaviour problems, and support to their non-offending parents/caregivers and families.
The Outreach Assessment and Specialized Intervention Services program (OASIS) addresses unique mental health needs of immigrant and refugee children and youth and their families experiencing symptoms related to trauma or acculturation issues.
Child abuse prevention and education activities are ongoing and include school-based resources for parents and teachers, training for related professionals and a parent/caregiver group program.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
Offers free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
Telephone Support Line:1-866-363-MOOD (6663).
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life's challenges. 211's award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages."
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