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Cam's Kids is thrilled to announce their partnership with Canada’s only 24/7 national support service: Kids Help Phone!!

Now don’t let the name fool you - just like us, their service supports ALL young people; not just kids.

Their trained counsellors offer free, non-judgmental and totally private support. You can connect with them in many ways:

No matter what you would like to talk about, Kids Help Phone is ready to listen. You can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868

Not comfortable speaking to a counsellor over the phone? No problem. Support is now available at your fingertips through the Kids Help Phone Crisis Text Line.

Simply text the word “CAM” to 686868 (meaning enter 686868 in the “To” field, and CAM in the subject/text body) to connect with a trained Crisis Responder.

No data plan or Internet connection required. This means it is completely free to use – no charges or use of your data/text plan. 

Reach out - no matter the issue. 

Prefer to talk to someone from your desktop? Try out the Kids Help Phone Live Chat on their website!

After completing a short survey, you will be placed in a queue to speak to the next available counsellor.

Please be aware that sometimes the wait times can be longer than expected. If you would like to speak to someone right away, we encourage you to use their phone or text services.

Their website also offers a variety of resources on all forms of mental health concerns. Don’t be afraid to check them out.

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For whatever’s on your mind –they’re good to talk. 

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Support for Post-Secondary Students

If you're a post-secondary student in Ontario or Nova Scotia, you can access a free, confidential helpline just for post-secondary students. Click on your province below to find out more.

To speak to a professional counselor today, call 1-866-925-5454 or dialing 2-1-1 and asking to be connected to Good2Talk.

To speak to a professional counselor today, call 1-833-292-3698

"If you are currently outside of Ontario or Nova Scotia, please check out the services provided by Kids Help Phone.

You may also checkout our Post-Secondary Crisis Resource page to find out more about who you can call on your campus"

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Mental Health Resource Suggestions

Unfortunately, not all mental health resources are accessible for all Canadians. In this document, you will find links to various resources and programs that are all designed to support low-income Canadians.

Each resource will also come with a brief explanation of what they are, how they work, and who is eligible.

We thank Rennet Wong-Gates along with her staff at Rennet Wong-Gates Psychotherapy and Social Services for creating this list. 

Resources for Low-Income Families


*Have a resource recommendation? Send us an email ([email protected]).*

Representation is important in all aspects of life - mental health being no exception. Enclosed, you will find a downloadable PDF outlining various Canadian community programs and organizations, online support groups, self-guided virtual resources, readings and more; all of which are are run by and/or for POC.

The programs and resources address topics including but not limited to: equity, healthcare, mental wellness, legal services, financial hardship and anti-racism.

We thank Rennet Wong-Gates along with her staff at Rennet Wong-Gates Psychotherapy and Social Services for creating this list. 

Resources for POC - Adults and Teenagers


*Have a resource recommendation? Send us an email ([email protected]).*

Unfortunately, Indigenous communities have faced numerous challenges and traumatic events throughout Canadian history, including colonization, abduction of women, and of course - Residential Schools; just to name a few. Even today, discrimination, racism and missing Indigenous women still exists. 

The impact of these horrific events? Intergenerational trauma, mental health struggles, high rates of suicides and addictions, and more.   

Honouring the importance of culture, and recognizing the impacts of these traumatic events, we have created a list of resources designed for and/or by Indigenous Canadians. 

Resources for Indigenous Individuals and Communities


*Have a resource recommendation? Send us an email ([email protected]).*

Here are some of our favourite apps/online material all designed to support mental wellness, and have been recommended by our Nationwide Ambassadors.

1. Insight Timer 70,000 completely free guided meditations

2. MindShift™ CBT: "uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety."

3. Headspace : "Everyday Mindfulness and Meditation for Stress, Anxiety, Sleep, Focus, Fitness, and More."

4. Happify : "Science-based activities and games designed to help you overcome negative thoughts, stress, and life's challenges."

5. Shine:  "Create a daily self-care ritual to help you meditate, connect, and reflect".

6. The Safe Place ​:​ ​Free smartphone app focused on psychoeducation and self-care for minority mental health, geared towards the Black community

7. Liberate​:​ ​Free meditation app designed specifically for the BIPOC community and led by BIPOC teachers

Don't see your favourite app? Send us an email/DM! 

Here are some of our favourite must-read books all designed to support mental wellness, and have been recommended by our Nationwide Ambassadors. 

1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a ****, by Mark Manson

2. First We Make the Beast Beautiful,  by Sarah Wilson

3. 101 Essays to Change the Way You Think, by Brianna Wiest

4. You Are a Bad***; How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, by Jen Sincero

5. Psychocybernetics, by Maxwell Maltz

6. 24/6; Giving Up Screens One Day a Week to get More Time, Creativity, and Connection, by Tiffany Shlain

7. The Happiness Advantage; The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology The Fuel Success and Performance at Work, by Shawn Achor

Do you have a book recommendation? Send us an email/DM! 

Here are some of our favourite documentaries, movies and tv shows all surrounding the topic of mental wellness, and have been recommended by our Nationwide Ambassadors. 

1. Dear...(Apple TV)

2. Headspace : Guide to Meditation (Netflix)

Do you have a recommendation? Send us an email/DM! 

Here are some of our favourite mental wellness podcasts, recommended by our Nationwide Ambassadors. 

1. The No BS Anxiety Talk Show

2. Good Influences with Gemma Styles

3. Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast

4. Depression to Expression

5. The Happiness Lab

6. The Daily Shine

7. Radio Headspace 

Do you have a podcast recommendation? Send us an email/DM! 

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