Waterloo Region Resources
Here 24/7 (access to crisis, addictions, and mental health services) – 1.844.437.3247
Distress Centre – 519.745.1166
Youth Line – 519.745.9909
Police – 519.653.7700
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region – 519.741.8633
Family & Children ‘s Services – 519.576.0540
Mental Health Apps
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 tipsheets 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 (put out by Mind Your Mind) 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 (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.
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 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 is a space for youth and young adults (14-24) 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 is an online forum aimed at educating, advising, counselling and all importantly, helping to stop bullying, in particular, cyber bullying.
PREVNET is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying – so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.
Sound Off is a youth-led social initiative to get young people mobilized around mental health issues. Tell them what is working (or not working) to support your mental health.
Teen Mental Health‘s vision is to help improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.
Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council is a non profit, voluntary council that believes that every person has the right to be supported in living a healthy, positive life. Their mission is to reduce suicidal behaviour and its impact on individuals, family and communities. This site has great resources about understanding suicide, preventing suicide, and coping with suicide loss.
Substance Related Resources
Rethink Your Drinking is an awareness campaign to help change the way we think about and use alcohol. The site has tons of information about alcohol and risks. 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.