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Resources

A compilation of external resources to support you in your recovery

CRISIS CONTACT INFO

Crisis Line: 613-722-6914

www.crisisline.ca

Make the Call: 1 in 5 people will suffer from some sort of mental health disorder in their life. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, or you know someone who is, please phone the 24/7 Crisis Line. Our professionally trained Crisis Line Responders are there to answer your call. These are all within Eastern Ontario.

Distress Centre (Ottawa): 613-238-3311

www.dcottawa.on.ca

Your local connection to mental health support and resources. Our phone lines operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we truly mean that.. People of all ages, races, gender, ability and social-economic groups call our confidential service, trusting that we'll always be here. You talk. We'll listen. That's a 24/7 promise.

MENTAL HEALTH - SUPPORT and RECOVERY

Wellness Together Canada

https://ca.portal.gs/


A free program launched by Health Canada that: "connects Canadians to peer support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls, and will make it easier to find credible information and help address mental health and substance use issues."

Big White Wall

https://www.bigwhitewall.ca

You are not alone. Join our safe and anonymous peer support community, accessible anytime anywhere. Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programs, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we'll help you get through it.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

www.cmha.ca


As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness. CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

https://www.theroyal.ca/patient-care-information/clinics-services-programs/short-term-talk-therapy-iasp-program


CBT is now more available for adults with mental health disorders, This is part of Ontario's "Increasing Access to Structured Psychotherapy "(IASP) program.

Community Information Centre of Ottawa

www.cominfo-ottawa.org


The Community Information Centre of Ottawa is a non-profit, bilingual organization that helps to connect people to community, social, health and government services in their community.

eMentalHealth.ca

www.ementalhealth.ca/Ottawa-Carleton/Home


Your source for local mental health help and events in Ottawa-Carleton.

Family Services Ottawa

www.familyservicesottawa.org


Family Services Ottawa (FSO) is dedicated to the health and well-being of the people of Ottawa. We offer counselling and support services to anybody in Ottawa who needs it. No matter what it is that you’re dealing with, we’re here to listen. Our services are accessible, effective and our professional staff is talented and committed.

Pathways to Recovery

https://mentalhealth.socwel.ku.edu/pathways-recovery


Pathways to Recovery is a valuable resource for people who are embracing and mobilizing around a vision of recovery!

WRAP

www.mentalhealthrecovery.com


Mental Health Recovery and WRAP was started in 1989 as Mary Ellen Copeland began her studies of how people help themselves, get well, and stay well. MDO offers WRAP.

Mind Your Mind (Youth)

www.mindyourmind.ca


Mindyourmind is an award winning site for youth by youth. This is a place where you can get info, resources and tools to help you manage stress, crisis and mental health problems. Share what you live and what you know. That's what we're about.

MENTAL HEALTH - INFO/EDUCATION

Active Living Alliance for Canadians

www.ala.ca


The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.

Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

copelandcenter.com/


Copeland Center : promotes personal, organizational, and community wellness and empowerment through education, training, and research.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

www.camh.net/


CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. 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.

Conversations at The Royal

www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/education-and-conferences/presentations


A free public education series that offers thought-provoking insight into mental health issues that are important to our community. The lectures - held almost every month - are delivered by mental health researchers, clinicians and clients at The Royal.

Health Canada

www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/mental/index-eng.php


Mental health is a crucial dimension of overall health and an essential resource for living. It influences how we feel, perceive, think, communicate and understand. Without good mental health, people can be unable to fulfil their full potential or play a active part in everyday life. Mental health issues can address many areas, from enhancing our emotional well-being, treating and preventing severe mental illness to the prevention of suicide.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

www.mentalhealthcommission.ca


The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with mental illness.

 Mental Health Works

www.mentalhealthworks.ca


Mental Health Works helps organizations to manage their duty to accommodate employees experiencing mental disabilities such as depression or anxiety in the workplace.

Psychiatry Online

www.psychiatryonline.com/


PsychiatryOnline is a powerful web-based portal that features DSM-IV-TRî

ADDICTION

 Addiction Center

https://www.addictioncenter.com/addiction/addiction-in-canada/


Our phone number is available 24/7 to help you or your loved one find a treatment center that suits your needs. It only takes one call to start your new life in recovery. Take the first step to recovery today.

 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

www.camh.net


CAMH is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital. 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.

Serenity Renewal for Families

https://www.serenityrenewal.ca


Serenity Renewal for Families provides hope and support to individuals and families affected by addiction and related issues. For 35 years, we've offered counselling and educational programs to clients young and old, improving the emotional well-being of thousands of area families.

FAMILY and CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Family Information & Support Group (The Royal)

www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/patients-and-families/family-information-and-support-groups-2/


Family caregivers are often enlisted as support for their loved ones, but what support do they receive for themselves? The Family Support Program at The Royal offers resources to meet family caregiver's needs for information, education and support through their mental health journey. Free and open to the public.

Family WRAP

www.theroyal.ca/family-wellness-recovery-action-plan-wrap


Has someone close to you been diagnosed with a mental illness? Is your care and concern for your loved one leaving you with little time or energy to care for yourself? Family WRAP helps each family member contribute to plans that the family will use to improve day to day interactions, meet daily challenges and promote mutual cooperation. The Royal, PSO and other agencies offer Family WRAP.

The Oasis in Kanata

theoasiskanata.ca


The Oasis in Kanata offers information, education and support for caregivers of people with mental illness.

Serenity Renewal for Families

https://www.serenityrenewal.ca


Serenity Renewal for Families provides hope and support to individuals and families affected by addiction and related issues. For 35 years, we've offered counselling and educational programs to clients young and old, improving the emotional well-being of thousands of area families.

HEALTH and WELLNESS

Creative Space - OAG

https://oaggao.ca/community-initiatives


This studio program is designed for youth and adults carrying experiences of mental illness. Developed collaboratively by the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the program aims to foster holistic wellness by providing multidisciplinary creative exploration in an open and supportive environment.

Dental Screenings - Free

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/resources/Documents/dental_table_en.pdf


Free dental screenings are offered by Ottawa Public Health. Please see link for exact dates and contact information.

Pitch (im)Perfect Singers

https://www.pitchimperfectsingers.com


Singing in a group can support your recovery and health. Think you can't sing, but love singing? Or you can sing and want to do it in an informal group? Pitch (im)Perfect Singers is for you. The goal is to create a safe and fun atmosphere where everyone, regardless of their ability, can experience the intellectual, emotional, and physical benefits of singing, along with the social rewards of singing in a group. They sing a wide range of popular songs in unison to backing tracks, to maximize participation and inclusivity. Songs and themes change from week to week. Meets at Kitchissippi United Church every other Wednesday! $10 per session.

 Stand up for Mental Health

www.standupformentalhealth.com/


Most people think you have to be nuts to do stand-up comedy. We offer it as a form of therapy!

OTHER GROUPS and EVENTS

Friendship Support Group

friendshipsupportgroup.ca/index.html


The FSG is a peer support group of adults living with mental illness. Join them every Wednesday for an evening of friendship and engagement.

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

www.mooddisorders.ca/


We are dedicated : * To providing education and information for people with mood disorders, families, professional and the public concerning mood disorders. * To fostering self help within a peer support model for people with mood disorders and their families * To eliminating discrimination and stigma. * To working with community partners. * To advocating on behalf of people with mood disorders and their families.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada

www.mooddisorderscanada.ca/


The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not for profit, consumer driven, voluntary health charity committed to ensuring that the voice of consumers, family members and caregivers is heard on issues relating to mental health and mental illness and in particular with regard to depression, bipolar illness and other associated mood disorders.

National Empowerment Center

www.power2u.org


Mission: To carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness.

Ontario Peer Development Initiative

www.opdi.org/


OPDI strives to provide a strong, cohesive and unified voice for consumer/survivor organizations in Ontario.

Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa

www.pso-ottawa.ca


We, as survivors and consumers of the mental health system, engage in mutual support, empowerment, and information sharing. We, affirming the dignity and worth of the individual, advocate for alternatives and improvements to the established health care system, services and issues which affect our well-being.

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