No matter where you are in the world, Carleton is here to support your mental health and well-being. We are working with our partners to provide current students with a list of Provincial Support Resources across Canada. Students in need of support around the world can visit the International Support Resources page.
Find our community resources and services below to identify which resource or service meets your needs.
You can also explore Carleton-specific resources and services to identify which resource or service meets your needs on-campus.
Off Campus Resources
Counselling Connect is a resource connecting you to free same-day and next-day counselling appointments, free of charge. You will provide brief information and then choose a time, Monday to Friday, that works for you. One 45-90 minute session may be enough to meet your needs, but other support options can be discussed during your session. Partnering with 13 different Ottawa community-based resources, specific support is also available for LGBT2SQ+ and African, Caribbean and Black communities.
Bereaved Families of Ontario – Ottawa Region
Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO) is a volunteer run organization that follows a peer support model. BFO offers a Monthly Support and Share virtual gathering with guest speaker and virtual breakout rooms by specific type of loss. View their calendar of events to see which offering may support you best.
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch, is a community-based registered charity dedicated to promoting good mental health, developing and implementing support systems and services, and encouraging public action to strengthen community mental health services and related policies and legislation.
Centretown Community Health Centre
Provides a full range of quality health and social services to families and individuals who live or work in the communities we serve. Care is delivered in more ways than one: one-on-one services, personal-development groups, and community level involvement.
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. Our system navigation and information service is live-answer 24/7, confidential, and free.
Contact: 1-866-531- 2600
Togetherall (formally Big White Wall)
Access a 24/7 anonymous peer support community providing self-help tools, resources and creative outlets online. Togetherall is a safe, clinically moderated online peer-to-peer mental health community that’s FREE to anyone over the age of 16 in both Ontario and Alberta.
Family Services Ottawa
Offering counselling and support services to help create a community where families and individuals are strong, resilient and have the supports they need to lead healthy, fulfilling lives.
Kind Space is an LGBT community centre located in Ottawa, providing a number of services including support groups, education, research, advocacy and community space.
Mind Your Mind
Self help resources online 24/7
Ottawa Public Health
Ottawa Public Health has provided a variety of online mental health resources for coping with COVID-19.
Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa
Offers peer and family peer support, public education, volunteer opportunities, connecting to other community services and much more to people experiencing mental health challenges and their families.
Rideauwood Addicton Services
Rideauwood Addiction Services looks to serve those who are affected by addictions and their families through a variety of programming.
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health offers a full medical clinic, mental health clinic, community and cultural programs along with community outreach to provide a place that Ottawa’s Aboriginal population can call home.
Walk in Counselling
Multiple locations depending on the day, please consult the website.
Youth Services Bureau
Providing a 24/7 crisis line, as well as a variety of services for youth across Ottawa, including Youth Engagement, Mental Health Services, Community & Housing Services, Employment Services, and Youth Justice Services.
Ottawa – Community Health Centres
Community Health Centres operate based on the client catchment area, please call to verify the centre is for your area. As with all services right now, it would be wise to verify what modifications might be in place to the typical services offered based on public health recommendations.
Call for phone support or explore the organizational website to learn more.
Offers anonymous, confidential, 24 hour service in English language.
A confidential, anonymous helpline for Ontario post-secondary students. Offers professional counselors, mental health and addictions info and on and off campus resource info.
Men and Healing
Crisis support line for men, providing telephone support, crisis intervention, information and referral. Available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Mental Health Crisis Line
Anonymous, 24 hour service for young adults, age 16 and older.
Naseeha Muslim Youth Helpline
Deals with social issues related to individuals and families in Ottawa’s Muslim community.
Native Youth Crisis Hotline
Free and confidential helpline for young Muslims to receive immediate, anonymous and confidential support over the phone. Available Monday to Friday, 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
24-hour support for sexual assault victims/incest survivors.
Sexual Assault Support Centre
24-hour crisis line for all women: immigrant, aboriginal, lesbian/bi, differently abled, women of colour, survivors of war and torture, who have experienced sexual violence.
Offers anonymous, confidential, 24-hour service in French.
Youth Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Support Line
A service provided for youth by youth that affirms the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited and questioning youth in Ontario. Available Sunday to Friday, 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm.