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On this page you will find a collection of mental health resources for children, youth, parents, and families. If you are in crisis and need support, please call info-social by dialing 811 (available 24/7). You can also contact the Mental Health Crisis Line (24 hours a day/7 days a week) at 613-722-6914 or if outside Ottawa toll-free at 1-866-996-0991. In an emergency please call 911. 

CHILDREN & YOUTH 

Connexions Resource Centre

The Connexions Resource Centre is a not-for-profit community organization whose mission is to serve and promote the health, well-being and vitality of the English-speaking population of the Outaouais.

 

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is a 24/7 e-mental health service offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.

 

Hope For Wellness

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.

 

Tel-Aide Outaouais

Tel-Aide Outaouais offers French-language mental health telephone support from 8 a.m. to midnight every day. Ottawa residents can call 613-741-6433 and Gatineau residents can contact 819-775-3223.​​​

 

Youth Services Bureau

(YSB) provides youth and family counselling, crisis support, a 24/7 crisis line at 613-260-2360, walk-in counselling and an online crisis chat service for youth at http://chat.ysb.ca.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais (BBBSO)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Outaouais is a non-profit organization that offers mentoring programs to young people in the Outaouais. These allow them to rely on a positive model to improve their self-esteem, develop healthy lifestyle habits and persevere them from school dropout.

PARENTS & CAREGIVERS

Ami-Quebec Action on Mental Illness

AMI-Quebec Action on Mental Illness is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy.

 

Association des Familles Monoparentales et Recomposés de l'Outaouais

AFMRO offers support and services to families experiencing breakdown and reorganization. 

 

l'Appui proches aidants

L'Appui supports the delivery of respite services, provides psychosocial support, training, and knowledge sharing for caregivers. 

 

SOS Violence Conjugale 

Sos Violence Conjugale is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help ensure the safety of victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) and that of their children throughout Quebec, by offering free, bilingual, anonymous and confidential referral services. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can provide direct access to information, support or shelter.

Entraide-Deuil de l'Outaouais

Entraide-Deuil de l'Outaouais is an independent charitable community organization that aims to promote the well-being and autonomy of people bereaved by the death of a loved one. self-help and group sharing and a global approach to bereavement.

 

Resources for parents and guardians in the Pontiac region

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OTHER RESOURCES

Jeunesse Edem

Jeunesse Idem is a community organization that aims to improve the quality of life of young people aged 7 to 35 from the LGBTQIA2+ and questioning community as well as to raise awareness among the population of the Outaouais region of the realities of the diversity of sexual orientations. and gender identities.

 

Egale

Egale's mission is to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues.

 

Interligne

Interligne is an organization that contributes to the well-being of people concerned with sexual diversity and gender plurality.

 

Gender Creative Kids

Gender Creative Kids is a reference community organization that has supported trans, non-binary, and gender-fluid youth's affirmation within their families, schools, and communities since 2013. 

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