Mental Health Helplines and Websites

1-866-925-5454 or text "GOOD2TALKON" to 686868
Good2Talk provides free and confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario. By calling, students can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.

keep.meSAFE offers counselling support by chat, phone and through ongoing virtual appointments for international students at no cost. You can contact keep.meSAFE anytime – day or night – to speak with a Counsellor who has experience supporting the unique challenges students face.

9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline

9-8-8 Suicide Crisis Helpline: Call or text 9-8-8 toll-free, anytime for support in French or English for anyone who is thinking about suicide, or who is worried about someone they know.

Hope for Wellness Help Line
1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat.
The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate help to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer counselling and crisis intervention.

HERE 24/7
Here 24/7 is your front door to the addictions, mental health and crisis services provided by 11 partner agencies across Waterloo – Wellington. By reaching out, they will help navigate the system to connect you to local addictions and mental health services.

Crisis Text Line powered by Kid's Help Phone
Text "UofG" to 686868
With Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone, you can chat with a trained, volunteer Crisis Responder for support at any time.

Connex Ontario
ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness and/or gambling. Funded by the Government of Ontario.

Feeling Better Now is a free mental health tool available 24/7 to University of Guelph students. This program, available online or by mobile phone, assesses individuals’ risk for a mental health condition and provides recommendations about treatment and information about resources and services.

Online Video Counselling is available to University of Guelph students and is covered by your Student Health Insurance Plan. 

Togetherall is an online peer-to-peer support community for your mental health. The service provides self-management tools and discussions are moderated by practitioners 24/7 to keep the community safe.

Woebot for Android
Woebot for iOS
A free mental health app where you can have conversations with a bot about your mental wellness, and the bot provides you with personalized Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) -based tools and mindfulness strategies based on your conversations.

Mindshift for Android
Mindshift for iOS
A free mental health app that uses CBT-based strategies to help you learn to relax, be mindful, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.