Support for Students Across Canada

As we venture into unexplored territory and Carleton courses are delivered online and by other alternative modes of delivery compassion and self-compassion will see us through.

As we navigate through these difficult times, Carleton University wants you to know that we are here to support you. No matter where you call home across Canada, there are many support services and resources available to support your mental health.

Students in need of support around the world can visit the International Support Resources page.

Resources by Province

National Programs



  • First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line:
    • Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French
    • Phone: 1-855-242-3310
  • Naseeha
    • Helpline and textline remain open and uninterrupted
    • Hours: 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. PST
    • Phone: 1-866-627-3342


Healthcare Access Ontario

This website connects people without health insurance to walk-in clinics that provide care without charging fees. In March 2020, the Ontario government expanded health care coverage to uninsured patients, including hospital and outpatient physician care.

The integrated search tool: allows you to find clinics closest to your address. Please note that the clinics displayed were contacted by a team of volunteer medical students, research students, and healthcare providers but may be subject to change. Please call clinics first to confirm hours and services.

  • Good2talk: Ontario’s 24/7 helpline for postsecondary students.
    • Call: 1-866-935-5454
    • Text: GOOD2TALKON to 68-68-68
  • Connex: 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.
    • Call: 1-866-531-2600
  • BounceBack is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.
  • Big White Wall: An online peer to peer support community.
  • Talk4healing (for Indigenous women) 1 855 554 HEAL
  • Champlain Pathways to Better Care is a regional initiative which  applies the lens of lived experience to help build and sustain a quality improvement agenda around local priorities. The organization works with others to implement coordinated changes to the Champlain mental health and addictions system – leading to improvements for those with lived experience and their families.

British Columbia



  • Professional Health Advice and Mental Health Support:
    • Phone: 8-1-1


  • Service Navigation – please connect with the Service Navigation Hub:
  • If you are in crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, please consider the following:
  • Call the Klinic Crisis Line – 204.786.8686 or
  • Call the Mobile Crisis Line – 204.940.1781 or
  • Call Kids Help Phone – 1.800.668.6868 or
  • Text Kids Help Phone – CONNECT to 686868


  • Kids Help Phone:
  • Tel-Jeunes:
  • Interligne, talking gender and sexual diversity:
  • Aide aux trans du Québec
    • 24/7 in English and French
    • Phone: 1-855-909-9038
  • Anorexie et boulimie Québec
    • Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. in English and French
    • Phone: 1-800-630-0907
  • Phobies-Zéro
    • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in French
    • Phone: 1-866-922-0002
  • Revivre
    • Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in English and French
    • Phone: 1-866-738-4873

Nova Scotia

  • Healthy Minds
  • Mental Health Crisis Line
    • Available 24 hours, seven days a week
    • Phone: 1-888-429-8167 (toll-free)
  • Kids Help Phone
    • Available 24 hours, seven days a week
    • Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or call 911 or go to your closest emergency department

Prince Edward Island

  • The Island Helpline provides free, confidential emotional support and crisis intervention to Islanders of all ages.
    • Their trained and caring staff and volunteers are there to answer calls any time of the day or night, seven days a week.
    • Phone: 1-800-218-2885


  • Bridge the Gap
  • Mental Health Crisis
    • Phone: 1-888-737-4668 (toll free)
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line
    • Phone: 1-800-726-2743 (toll-free)
  • Gambling Addiction Crisis Line
    • Phone: 1-888-899-4357 (toll-free)

New Brunswick

  • Provincial toll-free Crisis line
    • Phone: 1-800-667-5005
  • Frederiction area