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Here are some quick links to helpful (and free) mental health supports for students: 







Kids Help Phone

Call, text, chat and more to get mental health and counselling support using Kids Help Phone's 24/7 e-mental health services. Free for all Canadian children and teens. 

Call: 1-800-668-6868

Text: Text CONNECT to 686868

Hours: Available 24/7 


Mental Health Crisis Line (Simcoe) 

The crisis line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for individuals to speak with staff who are professionally trained in mental health and addictions. 

1-888-893-8333 or 705-728-5044


One Stop Talk -

One Stop Talk offers children, youth (under 17) and their family’s immediate access to free mental health support. The program provides single session counselling support and ensures direct referral to additional services when needed.

Connect through the chat feature on the website. 

Hours: Monday – Friday: 12PM – 8PM EST & Saturday: 12PM – 4PM EST


211 Ontario -

211 is a helpline that easily connects people via call or text to the social services, programs and community supports that they need. 

Live chat is available Mon-Fri from 7 AM to 9 PM EST and the navigation tool is available 24/7 

Call or text 2-1-1


New Path -

New Path offers a range of free child and youth mental health services. Counselling is available in person, virtually and by phone. 

To book an appointment, visit their website or call 705-725-7656. 



The Mobile Youth Walk-In Clinic (MOBYSS) offers a safe space to talk to a medical or mental health professional in a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment. Our mobile walk-in clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner, youth mental health worker, and peer support specialist. Our services are 100% free and confidential with staff who are caring and non-judgmental. A health card is not required and there are no referral requirements. 

Students can scan the QR code on the poster around school or book an appointment using the form on the website, by emailing [email protected] or by contacting 289.879.2376.

MOBYSS is currently on site at Banting every other Tuesday from 9:30-12:30 (at the bus ramp). 




Provincial Mental Health Supports



Find your CMHA


A free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.


First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line - Call 1-855-242-3310

The Hope for Wellness Helpline offers immediate help to all Indigenous people across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer immediate support and crisis intervention. Call the toll-free Helpline at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at


Black Youth Helpline

Call: 416-285-9944 or toll-free 1-833-294-8650

Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families, and schools.


Trans Lifeline –

Call: 877-330-6366

Trans Lifeline is a crisis and peer support hotline, staffed by trans people for trans people.


ConnexOntario: 1-866 -531-2600 or
Free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health and/or gambling. Available 24/7.


Talk Suicide: 1-833-456-4566 or
Offers toll-free support to people in Canada who have concerns about suicide. Phone line available 24/7 or text 45645 between 4 p.m. and midnight ET.


Distress and Crisis Ontario
Distress Centres (DC’s) across Ontario offer support and a variety of services to their communities. At a DC you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The website also offers a chat function.


Good2Talk Helpline: 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students.


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


Children’s Mental Health Ontario
100 member organizations operating in every region in Ontario, providing treatment and support to children, youth, and families. Free. No referral required.


Hope for Wellness Help Line: or 1-855-242-3310
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone and chat counselling is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.


National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
Offers support to former residential school students and those affected. Available 24 hours.


LGBT Youthline Ontario: 647-694-4275 +

(chat, text and email currently available)
Ontario-wide peer-support for lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited, queer and questioning young people.