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Mental health 

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We have your physical and mental well-being at heart. That's why we've gathered free and confidential resources on this page. Whether it is for your well-being or for that of a loved one, it is important to seek information, talk about it and break the silence. You will certainly find a resource that suits your needs. If you are bilingual, don't hesitate to visit the French version of this page to find different resources!

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WEBINARS


Workplace Strategies for Mental Health - bilingual
Many videos and webinars on mental health support in the workplace. 

Designated Sharing Time (DST)
A virtual meeting space to talk, vent, problem-solve, laugh, collaborate, cry, and feel the strength of others, offered by the AFC, the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry.
Date: bi-weekly on Thursdays at 1 pm (EST). Participants are not obligated to join every session.

Mental health first aid virtual training course (AFC)
$200 for an 8-hour course

 

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP


Crisis Services Canada (24/7)
The Canada Suicide Prevention Service.
• Call 1 833-456-4566 (24/7)
• Text to 45645 (From 4pm tp Midnight ET)

Kids Help Phone (professional counsellors available 24/7)
• Text CONNECT to 686868
• Call 1-800-668-6868
Chat with someone online

Interligne (counsellors available 24/7)
Services available to all those concerned with sexual orientation and gender identity.
• Text 1 888-505-1010
• Call 1-888-505-1010
Chat with someone online

Info-Social (counsellors available 7 days a week)
Only for people residing in Quebec.
• Call 811, option 2

2-1-1 (counsellors available 7 days a week)
Information and referral service on social community services available across Canada.
• Call 211

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MENTAL HEALTH


Fonds de soutien aux artistes et travailleurs du milieu culturel vivant de la détresse psychologique (Fondation des artistes - FDA)
Assistance with the payment of fees for up to 10 consultations with psychosocial counsellors

 

PSYCHOLOGICAL CARE


Mental health specialists - Collaborative document
A bilingual document where anyone can either add specialists they wish to recommend to the community or consult the resources that are shared in complete confidentiality.

Be there.
An online resource to learn to recognize when someone might be struggling and how to follow the 5 Golden Rules. You'll find additionnal resources in there too.

Resources Around Me (Kids Help Phone)
Search tool to find services across Canada, such as:

Counselling and Mental Health Support
• Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling Support
• Housing and Homelessness Support
• Jobs and Money
• Legal and Advocacy Support
• Health
• Violence and Abuse Support
• Indigenous Support Services
• LGBTQ2S+ Support Services
• Newcomer Support Services

eMentalHealth.ca
Mental health services, help and support in your community: Resources and search tool to find mental health organizations around you.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Diverse tools and numerous resources across Canada and around the world.

Canadian Association For Suicide Prevention
Information and list of Canadian associations offering hotlines.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Find your CMHA, services available in Canada.

Ending Violence, Association of Canada
Domestic abuse: Find help across Canada.

Workplace strategies for mental health (Canada Life)

Podcast: 10% happier

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APPS FOR STRESS MANAGEMENT


Calm
RespiRelax+
HeadSpace
Petit Bambou

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FINANCIAL CONCERNS


Emergency Financial Aid
Financial assistance program for people living in Canada, offered by the AFC.

La Fondation des artistes (UDA)
Grant or loan allocation program for artists.

Food Banks of Greater Montreal
Interactive map to find a food bank near you.

Food Banks Canada
Interactive map to find a food bank near you.

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