Mental Health Resources

Resources for Adults

Info Santé – 811

Info-Santé 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that offers psychosocial telephone advice and referral.

Crisis Services Canada  toll free 1-866-277-3553 

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. They are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

West Island Crisis Centre 514-684-6160 

The West Island Crisis Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides free and specialized crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

AMI-Quebec 514-486-1448 

AMI- Quebec offers telephone support and online support groups for those living with mental illness and their families

Canadian Mental Health Association514-521-4993 

With 330 community locations, CMHA is a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness.

Centre d’écoute Le Havre – 514-982-0333

Le Havre is a listening center that helps anyone who needs a listening ear without judgement.

Écoute Entraide – 514 278-2130

Écoute Entraide offers a listening and referral service for all of Quebec. Calls are free and confidential.

Tel-Aide – 514 935-1101

Tel-Aide’s mission is to offer a free, anonymous and confidential telephone hotline in French and English to people particularly in distress in the Montreal area, some of whom suffer from mental health problems or need to be listened to.

Tel-Écoute – 514-493-4484

Tel-Écoute offers listening and referral services, 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, for 18-59 year olds.

Multi-Écoute 514-737-3604 

Listening, assistance, psychosocial support for immigrant population

Hope for Wellness 1-855-242-3310 

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. They also have an online chat counselling service.

AlpaBem (French) – 450 688-0541  or 1 888 688-0541

ALPABEM’s mission is to support the members of the entourage of a person who presents clinical manifestations related to a major mental health disorder, by offering them a range of services aimed at informing, helping and equipping them in for a better quality of life.

eMental Health

Listing of Other Support Lines

Santé Montréal

Listing of Other Crisis Lines

CIUSS Centre-Ouest Montréal  

Mental health services and resources directory for adults, elders and youth.

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada.  They offer tools for people of all ages and their loved ones or caregivers. They also offer a mental health meter.

National Institute of Mental Health 

The NIMH offers expert-reviewed information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research. 

Quebec Government Mental Health Information

General information on mental health and Quebec government resources, including the promotion of mental health, suicide prevention, and learning about mental health disorders. They also offer advice for protecting your well-being in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Biblio-Santé Mental Health Booklet

A mental health booklet for health system users and caregivers in both English and French . The booklet provides a list of organizations, a selection of relevant websites, as well as reading and film suggestions.

Government of Canada 

Webpage providing tools and tips to take care of your mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Douglas Mental Health Univeristy Institute

One of the Douglas Institute’s missions is to prevent mental illness, support recovery, and contribute to destigmatizing mental illness. The “Mental Health Info” section gives simple, practical and reliable information and has been validated by Douglas specialists. 

Ometz – Mental Health Support

The Ometz Mental Health Support team offers recovery-oriented support services in collaboration with public sector and community partners.

CBC 30-Day mental wellness challenge 

CBC devised mental health aid that provides “simple, lockdown-friendly ideas to help take care of your health”. 

Vent over Tea

Free and confidential active listening service in Montreal organized by two McGill Psychology students.

West Island Women’s Centre 

The West Island Women’s Centre (WIWC) is a dynamic and widely-used non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women. They provide educational, social and recreational services for women living in the West Island and the community at large. The Centre is open to all—without regard to age, race or socio-economic background.

Friends for Mental Health 

Friends for Mental Health is a bilingual non-profit organization in the West Island of Montreal. Their mission is to help individuals and families better cope with their loved one’s mental illness or mental health disorder. The services that they offer include psycho-educational counseling, training, support groups, art therapy, respite activities, mindfulness, conferences and more.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC) 

The MMHRC provides resources in multiple languages to support culturally safe and competent mental health care for Canada’s diverse population.

Wellness Together Canada 

Wellness Together Canada provides support for mental health and substance use.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Offers a list of mental health resources, including resources on substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety and trauma-related disorders, psychotic disorders, deliberate self-injury, and eating disorders.

Réseau avant de craquer (French)

Réseau Avant de craquer is there to help you better deal with a loved one living with a mental health problem.

Anxiety Canada 

Free resources and programs to help deal with anxiety.

Veterans affairs 

Mental health and wellness resources specific for veterans.

PasseportSanté (French)

Practical and objective factual information on disease prevention and the acquisition of healthy lifestyle habits.

Canadian Caregiver Network 

The Canadian Caregiver Network mission is to bring caregivers together to share their experiences.  

Resources for Seniors

Tel-Aînés514-353-2463  

Offers free and confidential assistance and referral services that help people aged 60 and up overcome isolation and express their emotions in different situations.

Ligne référence pour aînés 514-527-0007 

Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal. Informs and guides seniors in the areas of health, social services, federal, provincial, municipal, regional and community services and public utilities. 

Elder Mistreatment Helpline1-888-489-2287 

A provincial phone line designed to help seniors who are experiencing abuse, particularly within the health and social services network.

National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly1 (844) 529-7292 (toll free)

A free and friendly outreach support line that offers brief counselling services for older adults and persons with disabilities. 

Appui proches aidants – 1 855 852-7784

Caregiver Support is a free and confidential phone consultation, information and referral service for the caregivers of older adults.


For all adults:

Info Santé  – 811

Info-Santé 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that offers psychosocial telephone advice and referral.

Crisis Services Canada  toll free 1-866-277-3553 

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. They are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

West Island Crisis Centre 514-684-6160 

The West Island Crisis Center is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides free and specialized crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

AMI-Quebec514-486-1448 

AMI- Quebec offers telephone support and online support groups for those living with mental illness and their families

Canadian Mental Health Association514-521-4993 

With 330 community locations, CMHA is a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness.

Centre d’écoute Le Havre – 514-982-0333

Le Havre is a listening center that helps anyone who needs a listening ear without judgement.

Écoute Entraide – 514 278-2130

Écoute Entraide offers a listening and referral service for all of Quebec. Calls are free and confidential.

Tel-Aide – 514 935-1101

Tel-Aide’s mission is to offer a free, anonymous and confidential telephone hotline in French and English to people particularly in distress in the Montreal area, some of whom suffer from mental health problems or need to be listened to.

Tel-Écoute – 514-493-4484

Tel-Écoute offers listening and referral services, 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, for 18-59 year olds.

Multi-Écoute514-737-3604 

Listening, assistance, psychosocial support for immigrant population

Hope for Wellness 1-855-242-3310 

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. They also have an online chat counselling service.

AlpaBem (French) – 450 688-0541  or 1 888 688-0541

ALPABEM’s mission is to support the members of the entourage of a person who presents clinical manifestations related to a major mental health disorder, by offering them a range of services aimed at informing, helping and equipping them in for a better quality of life.

eMental Health

Listing of Other Support Lines

Santé Montréal

Listing of Other Crisis Lines

CIUSS Centre-Ouest Montréal  

Mental health services and resources directory for adults, elders and youth.

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Offers tools for people aged 70 and over and caregivers. They also offer a mental health meter.

Canadian Coalition for Senior’s Mental Health

The CCSMH offers a list of COVID-19 resources for seniors. They also offer a list of activities to do while physical distancing during COVID.

Ami Quebec 

Listing of support services for seniors 

Cummings Centre 

Provide additional mental health and well-being resources for seniors.

Fountain of Health

Fountain of Health is a national non-profit initiative on mental health and aging.

Canada’s Network for Older Canadians Living with Frailty 

Provides a tip-sheet on how to avoid social isolation for older adults WITH technology. They also have a similar tip sheet WITHOUT technology.

Canadian Caregiver Network 

The Canadian Caregiver Network mission is to bring caregivers together to share their experiences.  


Resources for all adults

National Institute of Mental Health 

The NIMH offers expert-reviewed information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research. 

Quebec Government Mental Health Information

General information on mental health and Quebec government resources, including the promotion of mental health, suicide prevention, and learning about mental health disorders. They also offer advice for protecting your well-being in the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Government of Canada 

Webpage providing tools and tips to take care of your mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Biblio-Santé Mental Health Booklet

A mental health booklet for health system users and caregivers in both English and French . The booklet provides a list of organizations, a selection of relevant websites, as well as reading and film suggestions.

Douglas Mental Health Univeristy Institute

One of the Douglas Institute’s missions is to prevent mental illness, support recovery, and contribute to destigmatizing mental illness. The “Mental Health Info” section gives simple, practical and reliable information and has been validated by Douglas specialists. 

Ometz – Mental Health Support

The Ometz Mental Health Support team offers recovery-oriented support services in collaboration with public sector and community partners.

CBC 30-Day mental wellness challenge 

CBC devised mental health aid that provides “simple, lockdown-friendly ideas to help take care of your health”. 

Vent over Tea

Free and confidential active listening service in Montreal organized by two McGill Psychology students.

West Island Women’s Centre 

The West Island Women’s Centre (WIWC) is a dynamic and widely-used non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of women. They provide educational, social and recreational services for women living in the West Island and the community at large. The Centre is open to all—without regard to age, race or socio-economic background.

Friends for Mental Health 

Friends for Mental Health is a bilingual non-profit organization in the West Island of Montreal. Their mission is to help individuals and families better cope with their loved one’s mental illness or mental health disorder. The services that they offer include psycho-educational counseling, training, support groups, art therapy, respite activities, mindfulness, conferences and more.

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC) 

The MMHRC provides resources in multiple languages to support culturally safe and competent mental health care for Canada’s diverse population.

Wellness Together Canada 

Wellness Together Canada provides support for mental health and substance use.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Offers a list of mental health resources, including resources on substance-related disorders, mood-related disorders, anxiety and trauma-related disorders, psychotic disorders, deliberate self-injury, and eating disorders.

Réseau avant de craquer (French)

Réseau Avant de craquer is there to help you better deal with a loved one living with a mental health problem.

Anxiety Canada 

Free resources and programs to help deal with anxiety.

Veterans affairs 

Mental health and wellness resources specific for veterans.

PasseportSanté (French)

Practical and objective factual information on disease prevention and the acquisition of healthy lifestyle habits.

Resources for Teens

Tel-Jeunes1 800 263-2266 

A confidential space for youth 20 years and younger looking for factual information, an attentive ear, and a space without judgement.

Kids Help Phone Text CONNECT to 686868 OR call 1-800-668-6868 

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

Teen line text TEEN to 839863 or call 1 800-852-8336

Teen Line’s highly trained teen listeners provide support, resources and hope to any teen who is struggling.

YouthSpace – Text 778-783-0177

An emotional support and crisis chat line for anyone in Canada under 30 years of age.

Child and Youth Mental Health Crisis Line – 1-844-287-9072

Mental health crisis line for children and youth, their families, caregivers and service providers

Teen Health and Wellness

Additional hotlines across the US and Canada by category, including mental health, stress and anxiety, suicide, bullying and cyberbullying, etc.

Info Santé  – 811

Info-Santé 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that offers psychosocial telephone advice and referral.

Crisis Services Canada  toll free 1-866-277-3553 

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. They are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

Jewish General Hospital – Teenage health Unit

The Teenage Health Unit (THU) was established in 1985 to provide comprehensive primary care to youths between the ages of 13 and 19. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they are providing virtual group therapy program for teens (13-19). Click here for additional resources on mental health in teens and children put together by the Jewish General Hospital.

Canadian Mental Health Association

A guide for students on mental health and high school

Kids Help Phone

In addition to their phone support service, Kids Help Phone offers mental health tips and information as well as a varitey of resources on grief, anxiety, panic, suicide, depression, sadness, anger, etc.

Anxiety Canada

Information about Anxiety in Youth.

Young Caregiver’s Association

Young Caregivers Association is the leader in service, awareness, and empowerment for young caregivers and their families across Canada. They offer helpful resources for children and youth who are caregivers.

The Yellow Door

The yellow door runs intergenerational programs that aim to bring youth and the elderly together in the promotion of mental and physical health and the prevention of urban social isolation amongst all ages. 

Mind your mind

Mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. They work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. Find interactive tools to educate yourself, help you cope, de-stress, or get you thinking about your plan for being well. 

Chabad Lifeline

Chabad Lifeline recovery and protection offers hope and healing for all affected by addiction. They provide services for youth, including a chat line and counselling. 

Head and Hands

Offer several social services including counselling that is free, youth-oriented, non-judgmental, and flexible in duration. Limited to youth ages 12-25, regardless of neighbourhood.

AboutKidsHealth

Provides shareable resources on child and adolescent mental health 

WalkAlong

This portal is a Canadian-based mental health resource that also provides information and links to existing mental health care resources for friends & family members.

DealingwithDepression

Dealing with Depression is meant for teens who have been coping with depressed mood. It offers a variety of resources meant to provide teens with accurate information about depression. 

West Island LGBTQ2+ Centre

Provide several programs for LGBTQ2+ youth, including a young adult social group, youth drop-ins, as well as a parent support group. 

Ami Quebec

Listing of many support services and resources for children and youth.

CIUSS Centre-Ouest Montréal  

Mental health services and resources directory for adults, elders and youth.

Resources for Children and Parents

Tel-Jeunes1 800 263-2266 

A confidential space for youth 20 years and younger looking for factual information, an attentive ear, and a space without judgement.

Kids Help Phone Text CONNECT to 686868 OR call 1-800-668-6868 

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

Child and Youth Mental Health Crisis Line – 1-844-287-9072

Mental health crisis line for children and youth, their families, caregivers and service providers

YouthSpace – Text 778-783-0177

An emotional support and crisis chat line for anyone in Canada under 30 years of age.

Info Santé  – 811

Info-Santé 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that offers psychosocial telephone advice and referral.

Crisis Services Canada  toll free 1-866-277-3553 

Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. They are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

Kids Help Phone

In addition to their phone support service, Kids Help Phone offers mental health tips and information as well as a varitey of resources on grief, anxiety, panic, suicide, depression, sadness, anger, etc.

Young Caregiver’s Association

Young Caregivers Association is the leader in service, awareness, and empowerment for young caregivers and their families across Canada. They offer helpful resources for children and youth who are caregivers.

Family Care Center

The Family Care Centre is a resource hub for parents and caregivers of children and youth with mental illness. They offer help in many aspects of children’s mental health including managing crisis, back to school, COVID-19 resources, parent survival guides, etc.

Première Ressource

Première Ressource supports parents and their children from 0 to 18 years of age on a daily basis through free and confidential consultations by phone, email or chat, in French or English, with no time limit. 

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

Informative page and resources on infant mental health. 

About Kids Health

This hub includes resources for parents on how to support your child’s mental health and general well-being through physical activity, sleep and nutrition. It also provides information on the signs, symptoms and treatments of different mental health conditions, including anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, behavioural disorders, anorexia nervosa and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

National Institute of Mental Health

Provides shareable resources on child and adolescent mental health 

Caring for Kids – Canadian Pediatric Society

Provides parents with information about their child’s and teen’s health and well-being, including mental health.

The Yellow Door

The yellow door runs intergenerational programs that aim to bring youth and the elderly together in the promotion of mental and physical health and the prevention of urban social isolation amongst all ages. 

The Family Network

Provides various mental health resources for children, youth and families. 

Jewish General Hospital

Listing of many resources for mental health in children and teens.

Ami Quebec

Listing of many support services and resources for children and youth.

CIUSS Centre-Ouest Montréal  

Mental health services and resources directory for adults, elders and youth.