Mental Health

Strong mental health is imperative to succeeding at a post-secondary level. We’ve gathered valuable mental health resources to help you strengthen your mental health in a way that works best for you. You can do it.

In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

Yellow Umbrella Project

The Yellow Umbrella Project is a mental health initiative developed by College Student Alliance. The goal is to stop the stigma surrounding mental health and raise awareness of resources available to students within their college and community.

The Yellow Umbrella Project is twofold – it’s a web resource where Ontario college students can find available resources surrounding mental health and where student associations can find resources to host mental health awareness events on their campuses. The Yellow Umbrella Project also has an official awareness week once a year that aligns with Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Click the below link to learn more and to see mental health resources on your camps: 


Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario. Good2Talk is available 24/7/365.

1-866-925-5454 or connect through 2-1-1 | www.

Canadian Mental Health Association

Learn how to take care of your mental health. Get the facts about mental health conditions and find help for yourself or others.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.

1-800-463-6273 |

Mental Health Helpline

The Mental Health Helpline is free, confidential and anonymous. Call, email or web chat 24/7 and they will:

  • Provide information about counselling services and supports in your community
  • Listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • Provide basic education about mental illness

1-866-531-2600 |

Local Distress Centres

Distress Centres are available across Ontario and offer a variety of services.

If you are in distress or crisis and need support, if you, or someone you know, is having suicidal thoughts, or if you just need to speak with someone, please call one of the Distress Lines or Crisis Lines listed at There is a volunteer willing to listen. Look at the LINKS section of DCO’s website for other partner agencies and mental health service providers.

416-486-2242 |


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