Mental Health Resources

Greater Toronto Area

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As recommended and provided by the University of Toronto Mississauga Health and Counselling Center:

Good2Talk - Ontario's Post-Secondary Student Helpline
1-866-925-5454
A free, completely confidential and anonymous service that offers students professional counselling, mental health information and connections to local resources.  The service is available 24/7/365 in both English and French.  

Peel Crisis Services & Coast
905-278-9036
Offers 24-hour crisis intervention services (phone and outreach) to people with mental illness who are in crisis.  Phones are staffed by mental health workers.  Outreach in response to a crisis in the community is done by a mental health worker and a specially trained police officer.  

Spectra Helpline
905-459-7777  English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi, Spanish & Portuguese (Mississauga & Brampton)
905-459-7770  English (Caledon)
416-920-0497  Mandarin & Cantonese
905-278-4890  TTY
Serving Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon. Offers 24-hour, anonymous and confidential distress and emotional support lines for anyone who needs a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental listening ear.  

Distress Centres of Toronto
416-408-4357
Confidential support and referrals provided by volunteers 24 hours a day. Interpreters for callers in crisis are available in 151 languages. TTY service available for the hearing impaired.

Distress Centre Oakville
905-849-4541
Confidential support and referrals provided by volunteers 24 hours a day.

Victim Services of Peel
905-568-1068
Offers 24-hour immediate crisis intervention to persons victimized by crime or tragic circumstances in the Peel community.

Kid’s Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
Offers, anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information through technologically-based communications media to youth under the age of 20.

Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
416-962-9688
Offers a toll-free Ontario-wide peer-support phone line (and TTY) for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited, queer and questioning young people. Sunday-Friday 4pm - 9:30pm
Gerstein Centre
416-929-5200
Provides crisis intervention to adults living in the City of Toronto who experience mental health problems.
Trillium Hospital – Mississauga Crisis Team
905-848-7495
Offers assessments and counselling to adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This can include people suffering from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, and family crisis as well as those who are suicidal, or who are family members of trauma victims.

Interim Place
905-676-8515 or 905-403-0864;  TTY - 905-676-0284 or 905-403-0453 
Offers 24-hour crisis line, online chat, and in-person counselling and support, referrals, information about sexual abuse and assault.

Hope 24/7
1-800-810-0180
Offers 24-hour crisis line, online chat, and in-person counselling and support, referrals, information about sexual abuse and assault.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
416-863-0511;  TTY - 1-866-863-7868  
#SAFE (#7233) on your mobile phone (Bell, Rogers, Telus and Fido)
Offers 24-hour telephone and TTY (teletypewriter) crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. Counselling, emotional support, information and referrals to are provided to women who have experienced abuse as well as their friends and family members.


Additional resources in the GTA provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association can be found here.

Additional Resources

Toronto Mental Health Resources (pdf)

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