Youth Help and Resources

I Need Help Now

If you are:

  • feeling desperate and hopeless
  • alone with no one to talk to
  • worried you might hurt yourself or someone else

If you have:

  • made a plan
  • the means to hurt yourself or someone else (e.g. pills or a weapon)
  • attempted suicide or hurt yourself before

Call 911 or Here 24/7 1-844-437-3247


I Need to Talk to Someone

That’s great that you have taken this first step and want to talk to someone.  You are not 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. – 24/7 service on line or by phone 1-800-668-6868, online chatting support on the weekends – email support 24/7

A great place to start is Front Door, who will help figure out the support you need – call 519-749-2932.

Counselling – these places you can walk in and get one on one support and talk to someone– no appointment necessary (18 and under):

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 Great Websites and Resources to Help You Out – youth driven website from London – useful tools and info to manage stress and anxiety, great apps  –lots of youth like this site– can blog here – helpful site for if you are self harming – great site on how to remove pictures, what to do when a picture has been posted about you

Woolwich Counselling Centre in Elmira offers a program for youth who self harm.  The program is called S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends).  Woolwich Counselling Centre 65 Memorial Ave, Elmira 519-669-8651

Crisis Respite Residential – Need a place to go and feel safe for a few days?  Call crisis respite.

16 and up/maximum 14 day stay/24 hr counsellor, curfew, 6 beds 519-576-7431.

Click here to download a handy wallet tip card.

Mobile & Apps

Access tools and help anywhere, anytime.

Always There mobile app by Kids Help Phone  –

The Always There app provides a password protected space for you to log your feelings, flip through a ton of youth-submitted tips, inspirational quotes, and jokes aimed at helping you cope with stress.  You can access tipsheets offline on a variety of emotional health topics and more. Finally, the app can also connect you directly with a Kids Help Phone counsellor over the phone, or through Live Chat.

Mind Your Mind –

  1. Panic attack – Find out what you might experience and practical tips on how to get through a panic or anxiety attack.
  2. Mindyourmood – featuring 28 different moods this tracker allows you to enter notes and flag them for later.  Developed with YHP Canada.
  3. Make a Wish – use this app to get your stresses off your chest and articulate your dreams.  Dream it then type it.
  4. Reach Out – Our famous Jeopardy style game featuring three categories ‘Truth & Facts’, ‘Pop Culture’ and ‘Signs & Symptoms’
  5. Squishem – annoying stress trogs are on the loose!  Squish ‘Em!
  6. Boost Me – In a match 3 format, this game gives the user quick tips to promote confidence and self-esteem.  Developed with WACHC.

On Line Tool – IcopeU offers fingertip access to reliable information, stress management and safety planning tools to students who are feeling overwhelmed.

DBT Skill Diary

DBT Skills Groups focus on SKILLS. This means that practicing the skills is much more important than anything else. And luckily, once you learn the skills, you will retain them for the rest of your life!

If you are practicing DBT Skills and want a Diary Card, this app is great for you.


Do you want to play at your best? Are you game ready?You do drills; you practice; you scrimmage. You condition your body to play hockey. This app will help you condition your mind. It’s the mind-body check!


Struggling with anxiety? Tired of missing out? There are things you can do to stop anxiety and fear from controlling your life. MindShift™ is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.


Compiled by the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council.

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