Youth Resources

Kids Help Phone

The Kids Help Phone website offers Live Chats that connects you, one-on-one, with a Kids Help Phone counsellor on the web or from your smartphone. Click here to find out when Live Chat is open in your community. They also offer resources on a variety of topics including bullying, emotional health, LGBTQ, dating, family, and much more. To view these resources click here.  You may also call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 for free 24-hour confidential support.

www.kidshelpphone.ca

Webbing With Wisdom

Webbing With Wisdom launched in January, 2017, and is a collaboration between three organizations: St. Stephen’s Community House, METRAC, and East Metro Youth Services. Their mission is to help girls and young women learn about and deal with online sexual violence. http://webwise.ca/ 

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support groups and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.  Click here to find a group in your area.

www.mooddisorders.ca

Dare to Dream

If you are 18 or under and want to promote mental health, you can apply to the Dare to Dream program to get $5000 to bring your ideas to life! You’ll need an idea that brings awareness to child and youth mental health or aims to decrease stigma around mental illness. For example, it could be anything from a mental health awareness week, a wellness event, teaching how to de-stress, creating a movie, whatever! Be as creative as you can. Application deadlines are March 31st and October 31st.  Visit their website to learn more! 

www.daretodreamprogram.ca

mindyourmind

Whether you are supporting a friend experiencing mental health challenges, or thinking about getting help for yourself, mindyourmind.ca contains many helpful resources. If you want to learn more about mental health, including different types of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, click here. The website also offers interactive tools to educate yourself, help you cope, de-stress, and get you thinking about your plan for being well.
www.mindyourmind.ca