NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the resources listed below may not be accessible as noted here. To view our listing of resources that are available during COVID-19 and how they can be accessed, please go here.

If you are feeling suicidal… tell someone.

You are not alone. Talk to a trusted friend, a parent, a coach, a counselor.

 

I Need to Talk to Someone

That’s great that you have taken this first step and want to talk to someone.  You may not be in an emergency, but know that you are having a tough time and need to talk.  Some of these are by phone, chatting, or online.  Some you can visit face to face.  You can use as many of these services as you want.

Youth Resources

A great starting place to access youth resources (under age 18) in Waterloo Region is Front Door. Call 519-749-2932 or visit online for more information.

Phone

Text

  • Kids Help Phone (24/7) – Text CONNECT (English) or PARLER (French) to 686868
  • LGBT Youthline (Sunday-Friday 4pm-9:30pm EST) – Text 647-694-4275

Online

Walk-in Counselling Services (no appointment necessary – Youth under 18)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the resources listed below may not be accessible as noted here.

  • Mondays – 1770 King St E Kitchener 9:00am – 4:30pm (last appt 3:30pm)
  • Tuesdays – 35 Dickson St, Camb 12noon – 7:30pm (last appt 6:30pm)
  • Wednesdays – 1770 King St E Kitchener 12 noon – 7:30pm (last appt 6:30pm)
  • Thursdays – 1145 Concession Rd Camb LANGS 9:00am – 4:30pm (last appt 3:30pm)
  • Saturdays – 1770 King St E Kitchener 9:00am – 3:30pm

Other Local Resources

Apps & Websites

Mind Your Mind https://mindyourmind.ca/

mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement, and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

MindshiftItunes | Android

Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

Virtual Hope Box Itunes | Android

You can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences, and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB.

Breathe to Relax Itunes | Android

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool that provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.

Catch ItItunes | Android

Catch It is an app to help users better understand their moods through the use of an ongoing diary. The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

 

You can also check out our list of adult / all ages resources.

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