Mental Health and Well-being
Georgian@ILAC cares about your mental health and well-being. We developed this site in order to increase awareness, link you to important resources and services, and keep you up to date with what’s happening to support mental health and well-being at your campus.
On this page
First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework: National framework that addresses mental wellness among First Nations in Canada.
Sexual Health Infoline Ontario and eChat: Call to speak with a live counsellor from anywhere in Ontario. It’s anonymous and free.
Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative: Community-based response to HIV and AIDS among cis and trans women in Ontario that takes into account the structural and societal factors that increase women’s risk factors for HIV.
CATIE: Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information.
Mental health resources
Canadian Mental Health Association: Find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy across your lifespan.
Centre for Addictions and Mental Health: Get informed with clear, reliable information about mental illness and addiction, including treatment and recovery.
Anxiety Canada: Expert tools and resources are available to help you manage your anxiety.
Resources and counselling contacts
- Keep me SAFE: All international students have access to the Keep me SAFE program. Call 1.844.451.9700 (if calling outside of CAN: 1.416.380.6578), or download the My SSP App, to connect with a multicultural expert in your native language who can help you with cultural adjustment, loneliness, anxiety and much more. This service is free and completely confidential.
- To connect with a Good2Talk counsellor 24/7, call the helpline at 1.866.925.5454 or text “GOOD2TALKON” at 686868
- Be there: Know someone who might be struggling with their mental health? Learn to be there for them.
- togetherall: Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7.
- Drug/Alcohol Helpline: 1.800.565.8603
Resources during the COVID-19 outbreak
Did you know that all residents of Ontario have access to internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT)?
iCBT is a practical, short-term program delivered online, that focuses on challenging and shifting unhelpful thinking and behaviors. It helps people develop skills and strategies to address symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. It can also help people cope with situations related to COVID-19, such as isolation, pressure caring for family and community members, information overload and stress.
Wellness together Canada: Mental health and substance use support: Wellness together Canada provides tools and resources to help get Canadians back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.