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PLEASE NOTE |

The Suicide Awareness Council of Wellington-Dufferin does NOT provide crisis or counselling services. If you are in a crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department for assistance.

HERE 24/7 - 1-844-437-3247
Access to crisis, addictions and mental health services. Canadian Mental Health Association Walk In counselling support is available every Tuesday from 1:30-7:00 p.m. at 485 Silvercreek Parkway, Guelph.

Distress Line Wellington-Dufferin - 1-888-821-3760

Dufferin Child and Family Services - 519-941-1530
Talk In Clinic is offered every Tuesday from 1:00-7:00 p.m.

Family Counselling and Support Services Guelph-Wellington - 519-824-2431
Walk-in counselling support is offered every Wednesday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm

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YouthTALK
YouthTALK is a youth driven program that aims to promotes awareness around mental health and suicide and decrease stigma. We operate through in-school teams in the Wellington-Dufferin area, as well as a regional team. Youth are encouraged to plan and implement creative projects that will raise awareness, educate their peers and break down the stigma at their school. Projects have included such activities as creating websites, murals, hosting information booths, assemblies, and plays. Students benefit from the opportunity to learn and educate their peers about mental health issues, gain leadership and teamwork skills, and impact their community in a meaningful way. This is a group run by youth, for youth, supervised by the YouthTALK facilitator and school staff. For more information, send an email to youthtalk@cmhawwd.ca.

Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868

Distress Line Wellington Dufferin - Youth Support Line - 1-888-821-3760

LGBTQ Youth Line - 1-800-268-9688

Good2Talk - 1-866-925-5454
Post-Secondary Student Helpline

Talk-In Clinic - Dufferin Child & Family Services
Walk-in counselling for children and youth under the age of 18

The Jack Project
The Jack Project has a focus on opening up the conversation about mental health, and encouraging young people to take care of themselves and their peers.

Mind Your Mind
Mind Your Mind is a space for youth and young adults (14 to 24) to find support when going through tough times.

Need Help Now
If you (or a friend, peer or sibling) have been involved in a self/peer exploitation incident (otherwise known as "sexting") ... this site provides you with guidance on steps you can take to get through this.

No Bullying
No Bullying is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counselling and all importantly, helping to stop bullying, in particular, cyber bullying.

OUTLINE - Guelph - LGBTQ
An anonymous way of getting answers to your questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. Trained volunteers read your questions and respond with information and resources. The questions and the responses are posted on this blog and sorted by category so that others may benefit from them. Outline supports the University of Guelph and the surrounding community.
Rethink Your Drinking
Rethink Your Drinking is an awareness campaign to help change the way we think about and use alcohol. The site also has an app called Saying When which is a new mobile app developed by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). It offers those who want to reduce or quit drinking alcohol the ability to track and manage their drinking habits.

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
Contact your work-place to see if they have an EAP which offers free limited confidential access to trained counsellors. Your health insurance and benefit coverage may also provide an annual allowance for psychological services.
Always There
The Always There app provides a password protected space for you to log your feelings, flip through a ton of youth-submitted tips, inspirational quotes, and jokes aimed at helping you cope with stress. You can access tip-sheets offline on a variety of emotional health topics and more. Finally, the app can also connect you directly with a Kids Help Phone counsellor over the phone, or through Live Chat.

Be Safe
Be Safe is meant to help you make decisions in a crisis. It will: allow you to make a safety plan, inform you about resources in Waterloo/Wellington, give you options for getting help, empower you to reach out safely.

SAM
SAM (Self-help Anxiety Management) is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.

Optimism Mental Health Apps
The Optimism Mental Health Apps are self-tracking applications, designed to help you increase your understanding of all the things that affect your mental health. The apps act as a springboard to detect patterns in your health and develop strategies to proactively manage depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.
The Council has developed a series of Fact Sheets that are written to help anyone understand the issues around suicide.

They include:
  1. Frequently Asked Questions (for Parents & Teachers)
  2. Signs of Suicide Risk
  3. Myths of Suicide
  4. Reactions to Suicide
  5. Grief after Suicide
  6. Feeling Suicidal?
  7. Suicide Statistics
  8. Seniors and Suicide