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Updated: May 2021
Directory and search tool for community and social services in Toronto, and Durham, Peel, and York Region. Visit the website or call 2-1-1 for free, confidential, 24/7 support with resources.
The Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Access Point. The Access Point is a centralized point to apply for mental health and addictions case management services, ACTT (assertive community treatment teams), early psychosis intervention support, and supportive housing.
They provide an online search tool and 24/7 telephone or online chat support for help with addiction, mental health, and problem gambling.
Canada-wide directory and search tool for mental health resources. Also provides general mental health information.
In this program, you work through 10 structured modules, at your own pace, while a dedicated therapist monitors your progress: each module contains activities, videos and assignments to help you learn, develop and practice new skills.
There are scheduled check-ins along the way: you connect with your therapist by phone, video or chat.
To register for the free program, be sure to access registration through the Ontario government website as well: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#mental-health
ADAA provides a broad range of free resources to the public including webinars, podcasts, blog posts, two online peer-to-peer support communities, a “find a therapist” directory and a monthly e-newsletter.
This is a therapist-assisted, digital CBT service. It includes unlimited online messaging with a dedicated therapist and access to CBT therapy for 12 weeks, as well as unlimited access to materials for one year.
There is usually a cost for the program ($635), but the provincial government is currently covering the cost for all Ontario residents.
If you decide to register for this free program, be sure to access registration through the Ontario government website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people#mental-health
Online skill-building program (with mental health coach support). Program based on CBT and interpersonal therapy, to support clients to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. Includes telephone coaching (3-6 sessions) with trained mental health professionals, while working through a variety of workbooks relevant to your needs (including sleep problems, postpartum depression, panic, and phobias).
Two ways to be referred:
Wait time: 5 business days following referral.
Population: For individuals with mild or moderate depression (PHQ-9 = 5 to 21), low mood, stress, and/or anxiety; Ages 15+; Available in multiple languages.
Online CBT program, with clinician support. The client works through 6 modules of CBT at their own pace, with the support of email communication with a mental health clinician at Scarborough Hospital.
Physician referral required – Referral Form.
Population: No catchment. All welcome.
Wait time: Minimal.
Online support resources for addictions and related issues.
Now offering OHIP-covered, CBT-informed, virtual or phone-based, one-on-one psychotherapy for anxiety and/or depression. A physician referral is required.
Hosts free online support groups for anxiety, depression, stress management, suicidal thoughts and feelings, and more.
Created by the Government of Canada, this platform provides free, online resources & tools for Canadians.
Online directory of therapists certified in cognitive behavioural therapy.
This platform matches individuals with private therapists in Ontario based on fit. It is free to register for matching, but the cost for therapy is between $80-$225/session. Once matched with a therapist, this program also has the option for you and your therapist to track your progress over time, using validated tools.
Process: Create an account online, fill out a questionnaire, and a case manager will be in touch (by phone or email, depending on what you prefer) within 48 hours to provide therapist recommendations. Therapists are covered by most insurance plans.
This platform matches individuals with private therapists based on fit in Toronto, Durham, York, Peel, Halton and Hamilton. It is free to register for matching and all therapists charge $130/session.
Process: Fill out a brief questionnaire online and book a 20-minute phone call with a Layla service manager to discuss your situation. The service manager will then make specific therapist recommendations based on your preferences. Therapists are covered by most insurance plans.
This website provides a directory of private therapists.
You can narrow down your search by typing in your address, and on the left-hand side of the website, can select criteria such as the concern you would like to address, the name of your insurance company, the type of therapy you are interested in, etc. Each therapist has a biography and contact information, and you can contact each therapist directly to book an initial consultation.
This is a network of private therapists with access to psychiatric support. An individual gets connected to a private therapist by searching the online directory. Once connected with a therapist, there is the option of being seen for a virtual psychiatric assessment (with the possibility of follow-up if needed). All therapy services are fee-for-service, but psychiatric consultations are OHIP-covered.
Complete resource guide
Patient Resource Guide for Mental Health Support
Online library of free, downloadable CBT worksheets to help you understand anxiety and learn strategies to tolerate and manage anxiety.
They also offer a self-guided course, My Anxiety Plan (maps.anxietycanada.com), with a version for Adults and Children/Teens.
Anxiety Canada also developed a free CBT app called MindShift.
The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is a specialist clinical psychology service in Australia. They provide free, self-guided workbooks for a range of mental health concerns, including: Anxiety, Panic, Perfectionism, Procrastination, Self-Compassion, Social Anxiety, & Worry and Rumination.
Free online therapy program for depression, using CBT skills.
Free self-help interactive program based on CBT and interpersonal therapy, with modules for depression, generalized anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief.
This interactive online self-help program teaches CBT skills to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.
The subscription is $40/year.
Most apps offer skills and tools for managing symptoms, as well as diaries/trackers/record-keeping for moods/feelings/thoughts. Most of these apps are supported by both Android and iOS. Some may have in-app costs.
Provide information to help you understand what contributes to mood concerns as well as evidence-based therapeutic tools and exercises to help you manage and prevent these concerns.
This Way Up is an online initiative of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, UNSW at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
General information and online courses available at no cost.
A resource list includes community, hospital-based, drop-in and self-directed programs.
They are currently offering single-session phone counselling with their therapists. This service is free of charge, and available Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Free, confidential, 24/7 helpline for post-secondary students, providing professional counselling as well as information and referrals for mental health support.
24/7 Help Line and online chat offering immediate mental health counseling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous people across Canada.
Peer mental health support
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am-5pm
Operated by peers who have lived with mental illness.
Hours: 8:00pm-12:00am, 7 days/week.
416-217-2077 or 1-877-621-2077
A single point of access for seniors and caregivers to receive information and access to the community, home, and crisis services.
General, solution-focused, single session phone counselling (available 24/7, for 18 years and older). Following this initial call, you may be referred to multi-session counselling (up to 3 additional sessions) with a dedicated therapist. You can call for single-session counselling as often as needed.
Tel: 416-645-6000 ext. 1990
This is temporarily being offered over the phone. Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning at 4:15 p.m., clients can call to speak with a counsellor for a one-hour session. Service offered on a first-come, first-served basis.