Mental Wellness

Qwarabs Ottawa
Join us for our Monthly Gathering for Queer SWANA, Arabs and Allies
Monthly meeting May 29, 2024  6 pm - 9 pm
Please register for location

Trans Health Peer Support Drop-In

Question about transitioning? 
Looking for a space to talk about the process? 
Want to connect more with Trans Community Resources?

FREE Short Term Counselling for 2SLGBTQ+ students through Kind space 
"Be Kind to your Mind" (applications are only open until they fill up!)

Come join us for the evening to explore available supports, access navigation support, and embrace community in an affirming space.

5-7pm at the Ottawa Trans Library
March 20, 2024
April 17, 2024
May 15, 2024
June 19, 2024
July 17, 2024
August 21, 2024

In partnership with Ottawa Public Health
CHEO’s YouthNet

They have officially launched the new Youth Mental Health E-Learning Hub. This creative bilingual website was designed by Ottawa youth for youth ages 13 to 24 to participate in a self-guided learning journey about mental health, explore community resources available to them and connect with each other. Teachers and educators can also benefit from this e-learning hub for their lesson plans and to facilitate important conversations with their students about mental health.


1call1click is available to assist infants, children and youth from birth to 21 years of age. We cover parts of eastern Ontario including Ottawa, Pembroke, Cornwall, Hawkesbury, and surrounding areas including the counties of: Lanark, Leeds and Grenville; Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry; Prescott-Russell and Renfrew.

Children, youth and families, wanting to be connected with mental health and addiction services, are welcome to reach out to 1Call1Click.

Salaam Canada

Salaam Canada is a national volunteer-run organization 
dedicated to creating and cultivating safe and supportive spaces for LGBTQ Muslims. We celebrate  the diverse experiences of our community and support LGBTQ people who identify with Islam ritually, culturally, spiritually, or religiously. Salaam Canada advocates for social justice and addresses the intersecting issues around homophobia, transphobia,  Islamophobia, and racism.

Limitless Youth Ottawa

Limitless Youth - Bolts4Kids is a flexible, individualized, and accessible Mental Health Service that supports Children, Youth, and their Families.
Our team of experienced Child and Youth Care Practitioners are here to help children, youth and families reach their goals and brighten their future! 

Mind Beacon
Mental health support that fits your life....

Rural Ottawa Youth
Mental health support for youth ages 12-24

Bereaved Families of Ontario Youth Group

Youth Poster

BFO is a volunteer-run organization that facilitates free support groups for people who have suffered a loss.  The Youth Group has moved to a virtual platform and we meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm. 

Connect today to start the healing process.

Community Student and Family Resources

  • Crisis Lines: Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 (24 hrs)

  • Ottawa Distress Centre 613-238-3311 (24 hrs)

  • Mental Health Crisis Line 613-722-6914 (24 hrs)

  • Youth Space - Feeling depressed online text and chat

  • Youth Service Bureau - YSB - Mobile crisis team 613-562-3004 (7 days a week, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.) Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line for Eastern Ontario - 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

  • Crisis Chat Whether you’re stressed, depressed or just can’t take it anymore — they’re always here to help.

  • Need Help Now: Information for youth who have been impacted by inappropriate posting of sexual pictures/video by their peers. The website includes practical steps for youth to regain control over the situation.

  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre - Provides youth programs, parenting workshops, information, counselling and support in times of crisis.

  • Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services - 613-724-4881, The Youth Line - Ontario's provincial LGBT peer support and information line 1-800-268-9688 or YouthLine

  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • eMental Health is an excellent source of information regarding mental health and family crisis 

  • Wellness Together Canada: Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.  

  • Ability CBT:   Select the program that best meets your needs: Anxiety, Depression, Pain Management or Insomnia.

  • School Mental Health Ontario: Works together with Ontario school districts to support student mental health. 

LGBT Resources

  • LGBT Youthline Youth-led organization offering peer support and leadership opportunities to 2SLGBTQ youth across Ontario.

  • Family Services Ottawa 2SLGBTQI+ Around the Rainbow is a comumunity-based program that provides a full range of ecucation, counselling and support services.

  • Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre  Queerios LGBT+* is a drop-in program for youth 12-18 yrs who identify as LGBTQ+

  • MAX Ottawa health and wellness services and programs for guys into guys in Ottawa.

  • Kind Space Gender Quest is committed to providing Ottawa - located on unceded Algonquin territory, accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

  • Ten Oaks Project working together to offer a Families in Transition group for parents and caregivers of trans, gender diverse, and gender-questioning youth in Ottawa and surrounding areas.

  • Ottawa Trans Library houses collection of books by trans authors on trans issues and people and offer parent workshops.

  • Families in TRANSition program support for parents and caregivers of trans, gender-diverse, nonbinary youth.

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