Mental Health Resources

There are new resources available to help patients with anxiety and depression, that are now funded by Ministry of Health. See links below or talk to your doctor about options:

BounceBack: coaching program as a first step towards cognitive behaviour therapy, available by referral or patient self-referral

Big White Wall: peer support may be suitable in conjunction with other programs

CBT through Royal Ottawa Hospital: free, short-term, face-to-face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Anxiety resourceshttps://anxietycanada.com

Mindshift App – to help relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking & identify active ways to take charge of anxiety www.anxietycanada.com/resources/mindshift-app

Anxiety resources for youth – https://youth.anxietycanada.com

Online self-help peer support forum – any Ontario patient can access for free. Anonymous peer support for depression, anxiety, etc & access to self-help resources and tools.  The forum is moderated by a trained therapist. www.bigwhitewall.com

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions www.theroyal.ca/mental-health-centre/apps/healthymindsapp

Meditation & Mindfulness www.headspace.com

Online self-help for Depression & Anxiety moodgym.com.au

Searchable Database of Community Resources and Supports
www.e-mentalhealth.ca

Mental Health Crisis Line
www.crisisline.ca
613-722-6914

Distress Centre – Ottawa and Region
www.dcottawa.on.ca/english/services/247-support/distress-line.html
613-238-3311

Ottawa psychologists http://ottawa-psychologists.org

Health strategies for men, for managing and preventing depression https://headsupguys.org

Ottawa Resource Guidehttps://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health