Mental Health Helplines

Service Details
Areas Served Brant County ; Brantford ; Haldimand County ; Norfolk County
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Ontario
Physical Access Not Applicable
Description (Service) If you (or your child) are experiencing thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, call 9-1-1 
Mental Health Resources For Everyone 
St Leonard’s Community Service - Mental Health Crisis Support 
* immediate telephone crisis counselling (available 24 hours a day, every day)  
Call 519-759-7188 or toll-free at 1-866-811-7188 
Mental Health Helpline 
* ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for 
people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental illness, and/or 
gambling. Funded by the Government of Ontario. Call toll-free at 1-866-531-2600 
Kids Help Phone 
* support is now available to Canadians of all ages 24/7 
* text WELLNESS to 741741 to be connected with a Crisis Responder 
211 Ontario 
* provides information and referrals for community, government, social, and 
health services, including mental health resources across Ontario. Call 2-1-1 or 
toll-free at 1-877-330-3213 
Canadian Mental Health Association 
* provides recovery-focused programs and services for people of all ages and their families.  
For free services in the City of Brantford and County of Brant, contact the Brant Administrative office at  
519-752-2998 and ask for the Intake Worker on duty 
Bounce Back Program (CMHA) 
* a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental 
Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage 
low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. 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. There is specific 
programming for adults 19+, youth 15-18, and care providers. Visit the website 
or call toll-free at 1-866-345-0224 
Telehealth Ontario 
* provides information and advice related to all areas of health, 
including mental health. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Telehealth Ontario is 
experiencing longer than usual wait times. Call toll-free at 1-866-797-0007 
Mental Health Resources for Seniors 
Seniors Mental Health Outpatient and Outreach Programs 
* St Joseph’s Healthcare provides high quality and responsive mental health care 
for seniors. The SJH Seniors Mental Health Outpatient and Outreach Programs 
are designed to serve the complex mental health concerns of seniors.  
Call 905-522-1155 ext. 36396 
Mental Health Resources for Children and Youth 
Haldimand-Norfolk REACH - Child & Youth Crisis Service 
* free local crisis line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 
* available for anyone up to the age of 18, their families/caregivers or if you are concerned about the mental 
health of a child or youth 
Call 1-866-327-3224 
* Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario 
and Nova Scotia, available 24 hours a day, every day. Post-secondary students 
can receive professional counselling, information, and referrals for mental health, 
addictions, and general well-being. Call toll-free at 1-866-925-5454 or text 
GOOD2TALKON to 686868. 
Kids Help Phone 
* Kids Help Phone provides free, confidential online and telephone counselling and 
text-based support in English and French to youth across Canada (available 24 
hours a day, every day). Kids Help Phone also provides information on how to 
access local community support services for youth. Kids Help Phone is for 
children and youth ages 5 to 20. Call toll-free at 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT 
to 686868 
Mental Health Resources for Indigenous Peoples 
Talk 4 Healing 
* a place where Indigenous women can seek help, support, and 
information about local health and wellness resources. Available 24 hours a day, 
every day, with services in 14 languages. Call toll-free at 1-855-554-4325 
Hope for Wellness Helpline 
* an immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention for all  
Indigenous peoples across Canada. Available in multiple 
Indigenous languages. Call toll-free at 1-855-242-3310 or chat online 
Qualia Counselling Services - Indigenous Counselling Program 
* offered through phone, video conferencing 
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and holistic interventions 
* free services for First Nations individuals that have a valid status card registration number 
* can be accessed through KO Keewaytinook Okimakanak E Health Telemedicine 
* call toll-free 1-855-785-2273 or text 226-792-8433