The Clyde Mental Health and Addictions Awareness Project
Distress and Crisis Ontario
Review these various sources of community assistance programs.
This is a non-exhaustive list of resources separate from our Member Distress Centres that may be helpful to anyone seeking mental health supports. These programs may be run federally, provincially, or locally.
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO)
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) represents nearly 200 addiction and mental health organizations across Ontario. Our members span the full continuum of addiction and mental health organizations and services, ranging from community-based service providers to peer support and consumer survivor groups, to Community Health Centres, harm reduction, and hospital-based services.
Brave’s ecosystem of technology connects people with community supporters when they’re alone and at risk of overdose. Anonymous and private, these tools can keep you safe(r) from overdose, wherever you are, whenever you need it.
Heartache2Hope provides healing support to adults who have experienced a suicide loss. We offer 12-week support groups, drop-in group meetings, individual support and community education.
Ontario Harm Reduction Network
The Ontario Harm Reduction Network (OHRN) supports harm reduction efforts in Ontario by providing training, networking opportunities, and consultations to service providers and agencies. We bring together harm reduction workers from across the province through The Outreach Network.
Thresholds Homes and Supports
Region of Waterloo, Wellington County
At Thresholds Homes and Supports, we believe a stable, permanent home is the first step towards mental wellness. We offer various mental health services, including ACTT, FACT, supportive housing, crisis respite, case management, and more. We assist individuals in the communities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph-Wellington.
Bereaved Families of Ontario
For over 40 years, Bereaved Families of Ontario has been supporting grieving Ontarians, and today, it is more important than ever that we continue our work. BFO offers peer based support at no cost to those in need.
Breaking Free Online
Confidential wellness and recovery support program for alcohol and drugs available for free to all Ontario residents.
HeadsUpGuys is a free service that provides tips, tools, and information about professional services, and recovery stories to help men fight depression and prevent suicide.
The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
The Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council is a community-based non-profit aiming to increase awareness of and engagement in suicide prevention within our community to ultimately reduce suicide and its impact. We do so through education, training, and community engagement initiatives utilizing suicide prevention and positive life promotion messaging.
The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation
The Canadian Men’s Health Foundation is a national, registered charity providing information, tools, and motivation for men and their families to live healthier. It takes time and work to become knowledgeable about men’s health. That’s why we go the extra mile for men. Whether that means consulting medical experts or conducting research, we uncover what men can do to improve their health. We then create resources to inform, motivate and guide them to better health.
Canadian Centre for Men and Families
The Canadian Centre for Men and Families provides a broad range of programs: counselling, peer support, mindfulness meditation, legal assistance, fathering, employment consultation, discussion groups, lectures and mentorship. Programs are free unless stated otherwise. Everyone is welcome.
Canadian Men’s Sheds Association
Where men can get together for free activities like woodworking projects, cooking, bike repairs, music, and yelling at the television during the playoffs. Many guys have time on their hands and tend to suffer from isolation, loneliness, and depression, especially after they retire and their careers were a big part of their identity. Men come together, stay productive, and contribute to the community—all of which are good for overall health. Join a Shed or start a Shed.
DCO Suicide Prevention Toolkits
In honour of World Suicide Prevention Day, in an effort to create hope through action, Distress and Crisis Ontario partnered with the Delton Glebe Counselling Centre to create two suicide prevention toolkits. One kit was created for youth who may be have questions about suicide, be struggling with suicidal ideation, or be facing grief related to suicide. The other is intended for educators, and other frontline staff who work with youth, to support their ability to walk alongside young people and to provide a resource for their personal use as well. Please share this resource with those who may benefit from it.
Together to Live
Together to Live is a guide to preventing suicide in your community. The guide will walk you through developing, implementing, and evaluating a community suicide prevention plan.
Next Gen Men
Next Gen Men is a small but mighty Canadian nonprofit dedicated to one ambitious thing — changing how the world sees, acts and thinks about masculinity. We bring together perspectives from across North America, genders, and backgrounds to discuss why we all have a stake in the future of masculinity. At Next Gen Men, we are champions of hope and workers for change. Find us in your community, classroom, workplace, online, across Canada, the U.S., and anywhere you find our community.
Disclaimer: Please note that the above links lead to resources outside of Distress and Crisis Ontario, and as such, we are not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information contained within them.