Mental health services

Contact(s)

If you need help now, contact 9-1-1 or a crisis intervention service

Sometimes reaching out for help is the right next step.

Mental health services are available for crisis support and less urgent mental health needs. 

For children and youth 

Hands The Family Help Network: 1-800-668-8555. Provides counselling and therapy support for children, youth, and their families.

Mental Health Crisis Line for Children and Youth: 1-844-287-9072. Provides 24/7 support for children, youth, parents, and caregivers from Nipissing and Parry Sound districts.

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868. Free, confidential professional counseling, information, and referrals for mental health and addictions services.

  • Text: TALK to 686868 (English) or TEXTO to 686868 (French)
  • Live chat counselling: www.kidshelpphone.ca

For post-secondary students and young adults

Don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you feel like your mental health is being affected. Below are some tips and resources you can use if you are struggling with your mental health.

Activities to Manage Stress and Mental Health

Participate in one of these activities:

  • Journaling
  • Physical activity
  • Going for a walk
  • Starting a new hobby
  • Learning a new skill
  • Watching a movie
  • Reaching out to a friend
  • Calling a family member

 

Take care of yourself and reduce your anxiety by:

  • Slowing down, relaxing and breathing
  • Taking time for yourself
  • Taking breaks, as needed
  • Fueling your body with sleep, food and water
  • Limiting caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Unplugging from technology

 Mental Health Services in Nipissing and Parry Sound Districts

Community Counseling Centre of Nipissing

The Community Counseling Centre of Nipissing offers a wide range of mental health and addictions services to meet your needs. Local confidential counseling services are offered by telephone and video. Appointments are confidential.

Call: 705-472-6515

 

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centre (OATC)

Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres offer a wide variety of treatment, testing, harm reduction and counselling services to meet your individual needs. Services are confidential and are available 7 days a week.

For the North Bay Clinic Call: 705-497-1620

For the Parry Sound Clinic Call: 705-774-9669

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health association offers a variety of online and in-person mental health services to meet the needs of all individuals including post-secondary students. Services are available Mon. to Fri. from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Call: 705-746-4264

 

West Nipissing General Hospital’s – Alliance Centre

The Alliance Centre offers a variety of online and in-person mental health and addictions services for individuals ages 16 and up. Services are offered in both English and French, available Mon. to Fri from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and available to individuals living in West Nipissing.

Call: 705-753-2271 

Mental Health Helplines 

Good2Talk

Good2Talk provides confidential mental health, addictions and well-being support for post-secondary students across Ontario 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are free and confidential.

Call: 1-866-925-5454

Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868

 

Wellness Together Canada

Free confidential, crisis support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get connected to mental health and substance use resources and supports. Counselling is available with a mental health care professional.

Youth Text: Text WELLNESS to 686868

Adult Text: Text WELLNESS to 741741

 

Kids Help Phone

Confidential counseling services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are available in a variety of formats including text, phone, messenger and live chat.

Call: 1-800-668-6868

Text: 686868

Messenger or Live Chat: https://kidshelpphone.ca/

 

The Hope for Wellness Helpline

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to Indigenous peoples across Canada. Phone counselling is available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. Chat counselling is available in English and French. This service is confidential and operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Call: 1-855-242-3310

Live Chat: https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/

 

ConnexOntario

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. Services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call: 1-866-531-2600

Live Chat: https://www.connexontario.ca/Chat

 

Trans Helpline

Trans Helpline is a peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning peers. This is a free service for all ages. Hours vary based on availability of volunteers.

Call: 1-877-330-6366 

Mental Health Programs and Apps 

Bounceback

BounceBack is a free skill-building program designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage their mental health.  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.

 

COVID-19 App

Access helpful content to help manage your stress and anxiety during COVID-19 with The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s mobile app. Download it for free today. 

Additional Mental Health Resources and Materials 

To learn more about how you can further support your mental health check out one of these websites:

 

For adults

ConnexOntario: 1-866-531-2600 to find local mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services

BounceBack: A free skill-building program designed to help youth 15+ and adults and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety. 

Wellness Together Canada: choose from a variety of resources including self-guided courses and apps, online communities of support and coaching, and one-on-one counselling

For older adults

ConnexOntario: 1-866-531-2600 to find local mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services

Call-in and Online Activity Groups for Older Adults in the Health Unit Region

North Bay Regional Health Centre Services:

For Indigenous peoples 

Hope for Wellness Helpline: 1-855-242-3310. Immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention for Indigenous peoples by calling or using live web chat.

Talk 4 Healing: 1-855-554-4325. Provides 24/7 support and resources for Indigenous women in 14 languages by phone or text

For LGBTQ2S+

LGBT Youth Line: Text 1-647-694-4275. Offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support Sunday-Friday 4-9:30pm.

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-330-6366. Peer support phone service run by trans people for our trans and questioning peers.

Crisis Intervention Services – I need help now 

Crisis Text Line

 Adults: Text WELLNESS to 741741

 Front Line Workers:  Text FRONTLINE to 741741

 North Bay Regional Health Centre - Crisis Intervention: 1-800-352-1141 (toll-free)

  • 50 College Dr., North Bay
  • 24/7

Alliance Centre – Crisis Intervention: 705-753-3110 ext. 288

  • 725 Coursol Rd., Sturgeon Falls
  • 4:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., 7 days/week

East Nipissing Mental Health Services (Mattawa) - Crisis Intervention Program: 705-744-6014

  • 217 Turcotte Park Rd., Mattawa
  • Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Canadian Mental Health Association Muskoka-Parry Sound Branch - Crisis Support Services: 1-888-893-8333 (toll-free)

  • 24/7

Mental Health Crisis Line for Children and Youth: 1-844-287-9072

  • 24/7 support for children, youth, parents, and caregivers

Support with other needs

Nipissing Service Navigation Guide:  find services and support related to mental health, substance use, housing, employment, or legal and financial needs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808