Free Resources

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!

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7 Cups

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.

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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.

1‑888‑642‑2725

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Allies & Solidarity - OUT Saskatoon

A starting place for people who are interested in supporting the vast, diverse, and wonderful 2SLGBTQ community.

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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.

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Be There

Step-by-step guide on how to be there for people struggling with their mental health.

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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.

Call 416-285-9944
Toll Free 1-833-294-8650

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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.

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Calm App

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)

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Calm Harm

Calm Harm provides tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm.

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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.

1 (866) 925 4419

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.

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Cornell University: Self-injury & Recovery Resources

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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.

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Cove

Cove is a musical journal for your mental health.
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COVID Coach

Build resilience, manage stress, and increase your well-being during this crisis.
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Crisis Services Canada

Call 1.833.456.4566 | Text 45645

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Crisis Text Lines

Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder.

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Daylight

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.

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Embracing Life

A way to help yourself feel more positive and connected. A way to reach out and support someone you’re worried about.

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  • Suicide Prevention Information
  • Conversation Starters on Suicide
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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.

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Happify

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.

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Help Guide

A trusted resource to learn more about diverse mental health issues.

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Help Guide to Anger Management

These tips and techniques can help you get anger under control and express your feelings in healthier ways.

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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.

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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.

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Hope for Wellness

Call or live chat via website below.
Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

1-855-242-3310

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Intelligent Change - Five Minute Journal App

An app for practicing gratitude, the Five Minute Journal app brings you a more positive outlook on life and the ability to notice wonderful things and capture life-changing experiences.

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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.

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Lyftly

Tools, programs, suggestions, and coaching to help you navigate the ups and downs of your mental health.

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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.

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Mensline Austrailia: Anger Management Toolkit

Worksheets designed to assist you in developing your personal skills to better manage your anger.

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Mindshift

Learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

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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.

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NEDIC: National Eating Disorder Information Center

Toll-Free: 1-866-NEDIC-20

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Nisa Helpline

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.

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NOCD

A collection of articles and resources related to OCD.

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Nod - by Hopelab

An app that equips college students with science-backed skills to build satisfying social connections.

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notOK

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.

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Now Matters Now

For individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide.

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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.

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Psyberguide

Professional reviews and recommendations on mental health apps.

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Rootd App

Panic attack & anxiety relief right in your pocket.

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Self Compassion Exercises & Guided Meditation

A helpful list of guided meditations and exercises for practicing self-compassion.

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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.

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Suicide Is Different

Tools to help you if you are worried about someone struggling with thoughts of suicide.

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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.

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The Empathy Menu

A list of different ways to show empathy through our actions.

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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.

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Trans Lifeline

877-330-6366
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.

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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.

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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).

1-866-585-6486

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Woebot Health

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.

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Workplace Mental Health

Mental health resources specifically for the workplace.

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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.

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Wysa

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.

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Youth Line

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.

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Youthspace.ca

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)

(778) 783-0177

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