We have vetted the following resources to be evidence-based, practical, and accessible to Canadians. Our resource library contains content for the general public as well as specifically for helping professionals. Feel free to send us suggestions for new resources!
7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support. Explore self help guides & growth paths for proven tips and advice on how to feel better. Be heard by volunteer listeners and chat with others who understand in support chat rooms.
Action Canada: for Sexual Health + Rights
Toll-Free: 1‑888‑642‑2725 (9AM – 9PM EST)
The Access Line is a 7-day a week toll-free, confidential phone and text line. It is available for questions about sexual health, pregnancy options, abortion, and safer sex. We provide information and make referrals to sexual health providers.
Allies & Solidarity - OUT Saskatoon
A starting place for people who are interested in supporting the vast, diverse, and wonderful 2SLGBTQ community.
Anxiety Disorders: An Information Guide
This guide is for people with anxiety disorders, their families, partners, friends and anyone else who might be interested. The many aspects of anxiety disorders discussed in this book will answer some common questions, and help readers discuss anxiety disorders with treatment providers.
Step-by-step guide on how to be there for people struggling with their mental health.
Black Youth Helpline
Anyone can initiate contact for support! Simply contact us by phone, email or connect with us through our contact us page. Briefly tell us what is happening and we will respond in a timely manner.
Toll Free 1-833-294-8650
Bounce Back - Canadian Mental Health Association
A free program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.
A meditation app for beginners that also includes programs for intermediate and advanced meditators. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 minutes so you can choose the length that best fits your schedule. (F/P)
Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.
CAMH Information Guides
Canadian Centre on Substance Use + Addiction
Canadian Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line
A National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide support for former Residential School students. You can access emotional and crisis referral services by calling 24-Hour National Crisis Line.
Coping Skills for Kids: Anger
Kid-friendly coping skills used to help manage anger, including safe ways to express anger, books to read and videos that can help.
Cornell University: Self-injury & Recovery Resources
Counselling Connect Saskatchewan
Family Service Saskatchewan helps people find the right support in times of need through free access to rapid access counselling sessions. This service is available to children, youth, adults and families in Saskatchewan. There is no waiting list and no cost to you.
Cove is a musical journal for your mental health.
Build resilience, manage stress, and increase your well-being during this crisis.
Crisis Services Canada
Call 1.833.456.4566 | Text 45645
Crisis Text Lines
Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder.
Feeling stuck in your head?
Daylight is your expert guide through worry & anxiety. Learn proven tools and techniques to get out of your head, face difficult emotions, and be more present for the good stuff.
Educator's Guide to Inclusive Language
Inclusive language may feel challenging and awkward to use. Take the time to look through these suggestions, and find time to practice whenever possible.
A way to help yourself feel more positive and connected. A way to reach out and support someone you’re worried about.
- Safety Planning
- Practicing Gratitude
- Suicide Prevention Information
- Conversation Starters on Suicide
Fabulous - Daily Routine Planner
Find your ultimate daily routine and make it stick with the Fabulous app. Build self-discipline, create structure in your life, grow habits, and join a community.
Happify is the single destination for effective, evidence-based solutions for better mental health. Whether you’re feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts.
A trusted resource to learn more about diverse mental health issues.
Help Guide to Anger Management
These tips and techniques can help you get anger under control and express your feelings in healthier ways.
Help Guide to Anxiety
Are worries, fears, or panic attacks making it hard to function or enjoy life? Learn about the various types of anxiety disorders and their symptoms, and what you can do to take back control and regain your peace of mind.
Here to Help: Anger Management
Read on to find out if you have a problem with managing your anger and what to do about it.
Hope for Wellness
Call or live chat via website below.
Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Kids Help Phone
With Kids Help Phone’s texting service, you can chat with a trained, volunteer crisis responder for support any time, about anything, via text message.
Our texting service is free and available across Canada 24/7. You don’t need a data plan, Internet connection or an app to use it. Your texting conversation with a crisis responder is confidential.
Talk Suicide - Community Resources
Find helplines and other crisis resources in your community. Use the drop-down menu to search by province, or the search bar to search by keyword.
MAPS - My Anxiety Plans
My Anxiety Plans (MAPs) are anxiety management programs based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence-based psychological treatment. You can choose from two MAPs – Children/Teens and Adults.
Mensline Austrailia: Anger Management Toolkit
Worksheets designed to assist you in developing your personal skills to better manage your anger.
Learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.
My Kid Is Gay
My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual children. My Kid Is Gay sources voices from across the world to help answer the many questions that parents (and family members, and even teachers!) have about the LGBTQIA young people in their life, including advice from parents, youth, and experts on a variety of topics related to sexuality and gender identity.
My OCD Fighter
Track compulsions, set goals and more – the best way to fight your OCD!
The app helps users realize feasible and implementable solutions to their anxieties, using clinically proven techniques and modern methods of combating OCD.
My Safety Plan: Disordered Eating
In collaboration with Kids Help Phone, this resource is a first-of-its-kind guide for creating a plan to keep yourself safer while coping with disordered eating.
NEDIC: National Eating Disorder Information Center
10 Resiliency Building Skills to Practice to Make Progress in Trauma Recovery
Nisa Helpline is a non-profit organization launched in 2014. We assist Muslim women across North America seeking confidential, peer-to-peer counselling on a variety of issues.
A collection of articles and resources related to OCD.
Nod - by Hopelab
An app that equips college students with science-backed skills to build satisfying social connections.
Nothing Much Happens
Busy minds need a place to rest. If you find yourself struggling to sleep, awake in the middle of the night, or just anxious as you move through the day, these stories can be a soft landing to you, a simple enjoyable way to focus and relax.
notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out.
Now Matters Now
For individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Option B: Build Resilience in the Face of Adversity
OptionB.Org is dedicated to helping you build resilience in the face of adversity—and giving you the tools to help your family, friends, and community build resilience too. Here, you can read and share personal stories, join groups for solidarity and support, and find information from experts.
OUTSaskatoon: Identities & Terms
A starting place to learn about the vast, diverse, and wonderful world of the 2SLGBTQ community.
Pflag Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ2S children.
Project LETS is a national (USA) grassroots organization and movement led by and for folks with lived experience of mental illness/madness, Disability, trauma, & neurodivergence.
Project LETS: Anxiety
Learn more about Anxiety from folks with lived experience of mental illness.
Project LETS: Borderline Personality Disorder
Learn more about BPD from folks with lived experience of mental illness.
Project LETS: OCD
Learn more about OCD from folks with lived experience of mental illness.
Project LETS: Psychosis
Learn more about Psychosis from folks with lived experience of mental illness.
Project LETS: Schizophrenia
Learn more about Schizophrenia from folks with lived experience of mental illness.
Project LETS: Self-Care
Crowdsourced self-care/collective-care strategies.
Professional reviews and recommendations on mental health apps.
The Q List is OUTSaskatoon’s vast and varied referral list for businesses, organizations, professionals, and healthcare providers that aim to be inclusive of 2SLGBTQ+ people. All listed individuals and organizations have reported that they are knowledgeable of gender and sexual diversity, are comfortable working with 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, and are open to expanding their client and coworker base to the queer community.
Resources For Teaching Youth
A collection of age-appropriate slides, videos, and lesson plans for teaching Elementary & Secondary school youth about a variety of topics including Healthy Relationships, Contraceptives, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Rejection & Boundaries, and Puberty.
Panic attack & anxiety relief right in your pocket.
Self Compassion Exercises & Guided Meditation
A helpful list of guided meditations and exercises for practicing self-compassion.
Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
A free app that provides people with instructions and activities for managing anxiety. SAM will help you to understand what causes your anxiety, monitor your anxious thoughts and behaviour over time and manage your anxiety through self-help exercises and private reflection.
Welcome to a community of young people who are unapologetically curious about exploring their bodies and sexuality, while inspiring others to do the same.
We embrace our differences because that’s what makes each and every one of us unique and beautiful!
Suicide Is Different
Tools to help you if you are worried about someone struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Super Better - Resilience Builder
SuperBetter builds resilience – the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of change and difficult challenges. Playing SuperBetter unlocks heroic potential to overcome tough situations and achieve goals that matter most.
Talking Stick is a text-only chat platform for Indigenous people. It provides culture-based support on any topic at all. It’s a safe place to have confidential, judgement-free conversations with someone who is also Indigenous themselves.
Teens Talk YXE
Teens Talk YXE hosts monthly teen sharing circles in Saskatoon where youth can find comfort and community while talking about their mental health struggles in a safe, non-judgemental space.
The Empathy Menu
A list of different ways to show empathy through our actions.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services to LGBTQ young people. Text, chat, or call anytime to reach a trained counselor.
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.
TransCare+ is a community-based organization run by and for queer and gender diverse folx. TransCare+ operates as a knowledge hub, educational platform/service provider, and care collective.
We Matter is a place to help Indigenous youth get through hard times, whether you need support yourself or want to support someone you know.
Wellness Together Canada Portal
Wellness Together Canada is designed to be used on demand: you get to choose what you need, when you need it. Services range from basic wellness information, to one-on-one sessions with a counselor, to participating in a community of support.
What’s Up Walk-In
Need to talk?
Free Virtual Mental Health Counselling
To be connected to a counsellor for a telephone or video session please call MHTO at 1-866-585-6486 Monday to Friday 9AM – 7PM, Saturday 10AM — 4PM (last sessions at 3PM).
Meet Woebot, your personal mental health ally that helps you get back to feeling like yourself. Grounded in clinical research and powered by AI, Woebot is easy to talk to and fits right into your life, whenever you want to chat.
Words Matter: The Language of Addiction
Addiction is a disease. It’s important that we use language that frames it as a health issue and shows respect to people with addiction and their families who are impacted. Just like we would with any other disease, like diabetes or asthma.
Workplace Mental Health
Mental health resources specifically for the workplace.
Workplace Plan for Resilience
This resource can help you move from merely surviving to actually thriving by helping you build resilience and plan for stressful situations. Developing a plan to get through potentially stressful situations can have a positive impact on both your personal and work life.
In an effort to make the world more mentally resilient, we developed Wysa – an AI chatbot that leverages evidence-based cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT) to make you feel heard. Blended with professional human support, Wysa provides 24/7 high-quality mental health support.
Youth Line offers confidential, non-judgemental, and informed LGBTTQQ2SI peer support through telephone, text, and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
Youthspace.ca is an online crisis & emotional support chat service. We listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous.
Youth Text (6pm-12am PT)
Youth Chat (6pm-12am PT)