MEntal HEalth

Local REsources

Hamilton Family Health Team
The Hamilton Family Health Team offers several mental health groups and webinars to help you better manage your health.

Barrett Centre for Crisis Support
Barrett Centre for Crisis Support provides a safe environment in the community for individuals who are experiencing a mental health and/or substance use crisis and who do not require a hospital stay. We serve all genders, 16 years of age or older. Our confidential and free services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Alcoholics Anonymous Hamilton
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Al-Anon Family Groups Hamilton Burlington
Al-Anon Family Groups is a community resource providing support to anyone affected by a relative or friend’s drinking. There are over 24,000 Al-Anon and 2,300 Alateen groups meeting in 115 countries.

Lost (Living Outside of Suffering and Trauma) Organization
The LOST Organization is a drop-in community centre for the maintenance of good mental health. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with managing their mental health; including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction related issues, loneliness, health & wellness, friendships, or purpose, then it may be time to try to join our community. Programs are free, accessible, drop-in, and don't require any referrals.

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Provides a vast array of mental health services including direct support to individuals living with mental health issues, family education, mood disorders programs, various group programs, in-patient and out-patient supports.

Online resources

Crisis Services Canada
Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. We are committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible. Offers crisis support by phone, text, and chat.

BounceBack Ontario
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.

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling by connecting them with services in their area.

Wellness Together Canada
Through Wellness Together Canada, individuals of all ages in Canada or Canadians abroad can access supports ranging from self-assessment and peer support, to free and confidential sessions with social workers, psychologists and other professionals.

Hope for Wellness Help Line
Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or connect to the online Hope for Wellness chat. Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed.