24-hour Supports and Helplines

All of the supports listed below are for any student to use. If you are having a crisis or are in danger, call 911. Thank you to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit for sharing their resources.

Student Supports

Real Campus

If you are enrolled in the student health plan, you are eligible to receive free on-demand therapy and counselling through RealCampus.ca!
Visit here to get started.

Good2Talk (Postsecondary Student Helpline)

1 866 925 5454
​Free, confidential telephone counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.​ (Ontario and Nova Scotia)

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 686868 in Canada to text with a trained Crisis Responder. Every texter is connected with a Crisis Responder, a real-life human being trained to bring texters from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening and collaborative problem-solving. All of our Crisis Responders are volunteers, donating their time to helping people in crisis.

North Bay Supports

North Bay Regional Health Centre – Crisis Intervention

50 College Drive
705-495-8198 or 705-495-8148
Toll-Free: 1-800-352-1141

Ojibway Family Resource Centre- Crisis Support Program

131 Commanda Crescent, North Bay
705 472 3321

Mental Health Crisis Line

For children, youth, their families, caregivers, and service providers
Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound

Ontario Supports

Good2Talk (Post-Secondary Students)

Call: 1 866 925 5454
Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868

211 Ontario

Call: 1 877 330 3213
– Information and referral for community, government, social and health services, including mental health resources across Ontario


Call: 1 866 531 2600 (24/7)
Web Chat: connexontario.ca

Support Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

1 866 887 0015
– Survivors also have access to a 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services at 1-866-887-0015.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline

1 866 863 0511

Victim Support Line

1 888 579 2888

Victim Services Directory


West Nipissing General Hospital

Alliance Centre – Crisis Intervention
Telephone and in-person support
(in-person go to hospital switchboard)
7 days/week
725 Coursol Road, Sturgeon Falls

Mattawa Hospital

East Nipissing Mental Health Services
Crisis Intervention Program
Telephone or in-person support
Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm
217 Turcotte Park Road


Toll-Free: 1-866-345-0224

Canada-Wide Supports

Crisis Services Canada

Text: 45645 (4pm-12am EST)
Call: 1 8333 456 4566 (24/7/365)


Text: (778) 783 0177 (6pm-12am PT)
Chat: youthspace.ca (6pm-12am PT)

Kids Help Phone

Text: “CONNECT” to 686868 (24/7 – also serving adults)
Call: 1 800 668 6868 (24/7 – also serving adults)

Text: “PARLER” to 686868 (French-speaking)
24/7 – also serving adults

Bullying Hotline Canada

Text: 877 352 4497 (24/7/365)
Call: 877 352 4497 (24/7/365)

Wellness Together Canada

24 hours – Free Service – Services available in other languages – Chat service

Indigenous Supports

Hope For Wellness Help Line (Canada-Wide)

Call: 1 855 242 3310 (24/7)
Available in English + French
Also available (on request) in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut

Talk4Healing (Northern Ontario)

Call: 1 855 554 HEAL (4325)
24/7 – For Indigenous Women available in 14 languages across Ontario
Crisis Line Toll-Free: 1 888 200 9997

Indian Residential School Survivors Society (Canada-Wide)

Crisis Line Toll-Free: 1 866 925 4419 (24/7)
Call: 1 800 721 0066

Mental Health Programs for Aboriginal Peoples (Canada-Wide)

This is a database of mental health resources across Canada

Métis Mental Health and Addictions Crisis Line (Ontario)

Crisis Line Toll-Free: 1 877 767 7572 (24/7)

Ojibway Family Resource Centre- Crisis Support Program

131 Commanda Crescent, North Bay
705 472 3321

Aboriginal Mental Health Program

(B’SAANIBAAMAADSIWIN) – Crisis Intervention
In-person support
Monday – Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm
26 James Street
Parry Sound
24/7 Crisis Line: 1-866-829-7049

2SLGBTQIA+ Supports

LGBT Youthline (Canada-Wide)

Text: 647 694 4275
Call: 1-800-268-9688
Available: Sun-Fri, 4pm-9:30pm
Chat online: youthline.ca 

Trans Lifeline (Canada-Wide)

Call: 1 877 330 6366 (Available 24/7)
Criss Line Toll-Free: 1 888 200 9997

Addiction Supports

Ontario Drug and Alcohol Helpline

Free, live answer 24/7, confidential and anonymous. Service is available in over 140 languages. Contact can be made by phone, e-mail and web chat. This line provides information and referral to alcohol and drug treatment in Ontario.

Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program

Find harm reduction programs, community disposal bins and more in your area

Where to get a free naloxone kit

*Not all pharmacies carry naloxone kits. Call ahead to check if your pharmacy has naloxone kits in stock. You can also ask the pharmacist any questions you might have.


GamTalk is a Canadian online discussion board for people with gambling issues to share their experiences and ideas.

Addiction, Mental Health and Problem Gambling Services

24 hours – Chat Service

Gam-Anon and Gam-Ateen

Gam-Anon is peer support for family members and friends of people with gambling problems. It helps them cope, stop blaming themselves for the person’s gambling problems, and focus on their own health and well-being.

Black Youth Supports

Black Youth Helpline (Canada-Wide)

Call: 1 833 294 8650
9am-10pm / 7 days a week

Veterans Supports

Veterans Affairs Canada Mental Health Line (Canada-Wide)

Call: 1 800 268 7708
TDD/TTY: 1 800 567 5803

A confidential and free service available 24/7 to Veterans, former RCMP members, their family members or caregivers (Children up to 21 years old or up to 25 if they are full-time students).