Mental Health and Well-Being Resources During Covid-19
- If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of your local hospital.
- If you are not sure if it is an emergency, or just need to talk through the situation, consider reaching out to:
- Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
- Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 or texting CONNECT to 686868
- Mental Health TO at 1-866-585-6486 for free phone or video mental health counselling for infants, children, youth and families
- 211 – call 2-1-1 or text 21166 (M-F 7am – 9pm) finding supports in the community such as food banks, housing and more.
- Toronto Public Health – (416-338-7600) Up-to-date Covid-19 information for the City of Toronto
- Distress Centres of Greater Toronto – (416-408-4357 or text 45645) 24/7 support, 365 days a year, for individuals in crisis
- Assaulted Women’s Helpline – (1-866-863-0511 or text #SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus). Free, anonymous & confidential 24-hour helpline for women in Ontario experiencing any form of abuse.
- Black Youth Helpline
Below are some key resources to help engage with and support children and youth around the impact of the pandemic on their mental health and well-being. These resources will be updated regularly. Check back often. Also, read more for more information on how the TDSB is responding to the pandemic.
General Mental Health and Well-Being Resources
- Helping Your Kids in Changing Times
- Tips for Supporting Teens
- Coping with Learning from Home
- School Mental Health Ontario