Mental Health Resources

Entité 3 works for the health of the Francophone communities in the territory it serves.

In order to determine their needs and priorities for health services, Entity 3 organizes consultations, surveys and awareness campaigns targeting Francophone communities. Entity 3 is involved in the areas of mental health, primary care and long-term care.

Understanding Mental Illness

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as follows:
A state of well-being that enables each person to recognize his or her own abilities, to achieve self-actualization, to overcome the normal stresses of life, to do productive and successful work, and to contribute to the life of his or her community.

Mental illness can therefore be defined as changes that affect a person’s thinking, mood or behaviour to the extent that they are sometimes unable to carry out their daily routine or do so with difficulty.

For detailed information on what can affect your mental health, as well as definitions of some disorders, see the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health page.

Mental Health Support

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

CMHA provides resources to help prevent mental health problems and illness.

Peel Children's Centre

Peel Children’s Centre offers many quality therapeutic services to children, youth and families who are experiencing serious relationship, emotional or behavioural problems.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

CAMH offers hope and recovery options to people who are struggling with mental health and substance use issues.

Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto (CFT)

The Centre Francophone du Grand Toronto offers mental health therapy or counselling for individuals, couples and families, as well as therapeutic groups in French for Francophones 18 years and older.


Free and confidential information on health services for people with substance use, mental health or problem gambling problems. 24/7.

Get your spirit back

A free guided self-help program that effectively helps people aged 15 and over who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or depression, or who are feeling depressed, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.

Big White Wall

Community mental health peer support, available online 24/7. Free to all Ontarians 16 years of age and older.

Hello, I'm listening

1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
24/7 Help Line for post-secondary students in Ontario.

Kids, I'm listening

1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868
Youth mental health support available 24/7.

Children's Mental Health Centres Ontario

100 member agencies operating in all regions of Ontario, providing treatment and support to children, youth and families. Free of charge. No referral required.

Ontario Caregiver Support Organization Helpline

Provides caregivers with a one-stop shop for information and support.

LGBT Youthline Ontario (Crisis Line)

647-694-4275 (chat, text and email currently available)
Across Ontario, peer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning youth.

Assaulted Women's Helpline:

  • Toll free: 1-866-863-0511
  • TTY Toll Free: 1-866-863-7868
  • #SAFE (#7233) on your Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile device

24-hour crisis line and TTY for all women in Ontario who are experiencing abuse.

Women's Aid

A 24/7 crisis line for French-speaking women in Ontario who are experiencing violence. Support, information and referral to appropriate services are provided. Fem’aide can also respond to inquiries from relatives of abused women.

Elderly helpline

Offered by Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario, the Elder Abuse Hotline provides contact information and directs callers to local agencies across the province that can help with elder abuse cases.

Lumino health

Find the information you need about stress and anxiety
Information and tools from Lumino Santé and mental health partners.


1 Yonge Street, 3014
Toronto, ON M5E 1E5


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