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.

Indigenous resources

First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness: The First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness (FNHA) aims to visually depict and describe the First Nations Health Authority Vision. This tool aims to create a shared understanding of an holistic vision of wellness.

First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework: National framework that addresses mental wellness among First Nations in Canada.

LGBTQ+ resources

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

Mental health resources and counselling support for students in the community
  • 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
  • MyWellness

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.

Motivational videos and TEDtalks