Resources

GETTING HELP – IN NEED OF SUPPORT

Everyone deals with mental health challenges from time to time. You may want to consider getting professional help if the difficulties:

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Have been lasting for more than a couple of weeks

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OR have been causing you significant distress

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OR impair your ability to function or grow as a person

There are many professionals you can seek out for support:

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Family doctor or GPs in walk-ins:

Can make initial diagnoses, prescribe medication, refer to resources (e.g. psychiatrist, counselor)

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Psychiatrist:

Can make diagnoses, specialize in medications, some offer therapy

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Psychologist:

Can make diagnoses, offer therapy, often work with more complex cases

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Social workers and counsellors:

Offer support, therapy.

To find mental health professionals and useful information: www.ementalhealth.ca

Reduced fee services (by students in training):

  • Centre for Psychological Services and Research (CPSR):
    (613) 562-5289
  • La Clinique de services psychologiques de l’UQO :
    (819) 773-1679
  • Counselling Centre (St-Paul University) :
    (613) 782-3022
  • Ottawa Institute for Cognivitive Behavioural Therapy:
    (613) 820-9931
  • Centre for Interpersonal Relationships

Many workplaces have support programs

For addictions, there are free groups such as SMART groups, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous

Self-help books, apps, workbooks and websites:

Specific resources for diverse communities:

The black community:

The indigenous community:

  • Minwasshin Lodge: An indigenous Women’s Support Centre with various programs, services (e.g., counselling), and events
  • WabanoA centre with mental wellness services that merge Indigenous practices with contemporary therapeutic methods for children, youth, adults, and families
  • First Nation and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line 24/7: Telephone counselling services available in English, and French  and Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut upon request
  • Native Youth Crisis Hotline 24/7 (1-877-209-1266)

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  • TransLifeline (1-877-330-6366): Crisis hotline that offers resources and support to the transgender community
  •  LGBTTQQ2SI Youth Line (647-694-4275): Confidential and non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text and chat services

Newcomers to Ottawa

GETTING HELP – ON CAMPUS

Health Services: www.uottawa.ca/health

  • Physical and mental health services
  • Place to go to get a family doctor!

SASS: sass.uottawa.ca/en/personal

  • Counselling, coaching, workshops, etc.
  • Counselling and Coaching Service (613-562-5200)

Peer Help Centre: seuo-uosu.com/peer-help

  • Tutoring; Active listening;
  • Peer support phone line

Mental Health and Wellness: www.uottawa.ca/wellness/

  • Numerous wellness services for students and staff
  • Resources on well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic

Similar support from other  groups:

  • Women’s Resource Centre/Pride Centre/etc

GSAED Services: gsaed.ca/en/home/

  • For graduate students

Protection Service: www.uottawa.ca/protection/en

  • For safety and legal concerns

GETTING HELP – URGENT IN NEED OF IMMEDIATE HELP/SUPPORT

Call a distress helpline:

Crisis Line (Ottawa): 613-722-6914 / 1-866-996-0991

Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line: 613-260-2360

Centre d’aide 24/7 (Gatineau): 819-595-9999

Good2Talk (for post-secondary students) : 1-866-925-5454

Go to a walk-in counselling clinic: walkincounselling.com

Emergency Services on Campus:
sass.uottawa.ca/en/personal/emergency

If immediate threat of harm to self or others:

  • Call 911 or go to a Hospital Emergency Department

Mental Health Resource Guide 

The Mental Health Resource Guide was created to help you navigate various mental health resources on and off-campus. This guide is provided in both official language. Should you have any questions about these resources or are in the need of different resources, please do not hesitate to contact us.