Mental Health Resources

Important

If you are at risk of harm to yourself or others, or require immediate care, call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Need to talk to someone?

Support for those struggling with drugs, gambling, alcohol

Nutrition concerns and eating disorders

  • Canada Food Guide: tips and resources to help you make healthier food choices.
  • ANEB: 514-630-0907 (every day from 8:00am-3:00am) Professional service, offering hope and support to people suffering from eating disorders across Quebec.

Sexual Identity and Gender Orientation

  • Interligne: 1-888-505-1010 (24hr free confidential helpline – phone and texting)
  • P10: promotes the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex and questioning (2LGBTQ+) youth and adults 14-25.

Social and Community Services

  • 211: Free and confidential government service that refers and informs citizens of the socio-community services and programs in their area all across Quebec.

Apps

  • Mindshift App: Expert CBT-based tools to help you relax and be mindful and take charge of anxiety.
  • Smiling Mind: Mindfulness-based tools and skill building app that could help improve multiple areas of life (Stress, Sleep, Relationships, Focus, Awareness & Responding).
  • Moodfit: Helps you monitor your mood. Teaches stress reduction and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) coping skills.
  • Headspace: Teaches mindfulness and mediation to reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Calm: Teaches mindfulness and mediation to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Happify: Uses games to reduce stress, build resilience and shift negative thoughts.

Additional Resources

  • Anxiety Canada: Free downloadable material (PDFs) on different CBT strategies based to address anxiety (e.g., test anxiety, social anxiety and social skills, generalized anxiety disorder): https://www.anxietycanada.com/free-downloadable-pdf-resources/Covid-19 and mental health
  • Getting Better My Way: self-management support tool that can help you regain your balance and feel good again. Free of charge, this tool allows you to identify ways to get better and take care of your health.
  • Ami Quebec: AMI-Quebec helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Posting live video updates on Facebookat 11am EST every weekday during the Coronavirus crisis
  • World Health Organization: Coping with stress during the 2019- nCoV outbreakArgyle Institute: 514-931-5629 offers psychotherapy on sliding scale. They are currently offering three free telepsychology sessions with a licensed clinician for COVID-19 related reasons
  • CAMH: COVID-19 Information. A webpage designed to help people with concerns and questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their lives and mental well-being
  • Mindspace:follow their link to read about free online COVID-19 support groups
  • Virus anxiety: A project by Shine, provides care for your coronavirus anxiety
  • “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Student Wellness and COVID-19 – Canadian Psychological Association: As the COVID-19 situation evolves around the globe, students’ day-to-day lives are being increasingly disrupted. From courses being moved from an in-person setting to online classes and not being able to visit friends and family, to not having access to the resources such as the library, the mental health clinic, or other spaces on campus.

For Dawson employees

Employees of Dawson College can get immediate and confidential support 24 hours a day/7 days a week through Dawson’s Employee Assistance Program. Call 1 888 687-9197.

For more information: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/human-resources/employee-assistance-program/



Last Modified: January 17, 2022