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 resources

Mindshift App – to help relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking & identify active ways to take charge of anxiety

Anxiety resources for youth –

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.

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions

Meditation & Mindfulness

Online self-help for Depression & Anxiety

Searchable Database of Community Resources and Supports

Mental Health Crisis Line

Distress Centre – Ottawa and Region

Ottawa psychologists

Health strategies for men, for managing and preventing depression

Ottawa Resource Guide