Useful Online Resources to Help You Learn About and Address Mental Health Challenges
- Empower yourself through education with comprehensive articles about wellness and mental health written by health professionals
- The Coronavirus resources section is very thorough and easy to navigate with tips on staying healthy, managing stress, anxiety/depression/sleep, and managing trauma and grief/loss.
- Blog posts and educational tools on many topics including mental health, relationships, finances, overall health and happiness, substance use
- Offers free audio guided meditations as well
- A comprehensive website offering many tools to help people from all ranges manage anxiety using step-by-step strategies.
- Blog posts on anxiety-related topics including a Covid 19 section
- Free live videos and webinars and audio resources including guided meditations
- Develop your own anxiety plan (MAP) with their tools based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Symptom checklist and information for family and friends of someone suffering with depression symptoms
- Managing depression resources
- Free My Path workbook to track your day to day progress
Interactive Self-help Mental Health Resources
- Free online mental health resource provided by the Government of Canada offers:
- Self-Assessment tools
- Self-guided courses and apps
- Coaching and one-on-one online counselling
- App with self-guided CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) program for anxiety and depression, free of charge
- Lots of informational resources and mood tracking tools
- Mental health and substance use resources, self-assessment tools and tips and strategies
- Free, range of different programs tailored to age and need (guided meditations for sleep, stress management, etc.)
- Free, guided meditations, podcasts, and other mindfulness-based resources
- Offering simple daily meditations, this web-based tool and iOS/Android app is designed for beginners who would like to incorporate meditation into their daily lives. Some free content.
- Beginners and experienced meditators can use this web-based tool and iOS/Android app to access daily meditations for reducing stress and anxiety, better sleep, managing emotions, and more. Some free content.
For Ontario Residents: Free Online Expert-Assisted Mental Health Programs
Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT)
- iCBT is a one-on-one therapist-supported program where interactions with the therapist are asynchronous via secure texts.
- iCBT has been designed to help people experiencing mild to severe symptoms related to high stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and post-traumatic stress.
Self-led telephone and online support for stress, anxiety and depression
- BounceBack is a free, self-led, skill-building program.
- Delivered online through videos and workbooks, supported by coaches over telephone calls.
- You’ll learn things like how to improve your mood by changing the way you think or respond to things.
- You can refer yourself or have a doctor refer you. If you self-refer, you will be asked to provide the name and contact details of your primary care provider.