Services and hours listed on this page may be impacted in response to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact organizations and programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive the most up to date information on services.

COVID-19 Mental Health & Well-being Resources

Site: Halton

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments If you have an Emergency, please call 9-1-1 (Police, Fire, Ambulance) 
Halton Regional Police Service: 905-825-4777 (non-emergency) 
Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722 
Halton Region Public Health, toll free 1-866-442-5866 or 905 825-6000 or 3-1-1 
Telehealth Ontario, toll free 1-866-797-0000 
Health Canada's Novel Coronavirus Information Line, toll-free 1-833-784-4397 
*** Listing updated as we become aware of changes or new programs being offered. As hours/programs are changing fairly often, it is advisable that you contact program before attending in person ***
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) In this listing, you will find information about online Family Activities and Mental Health resources, including Phone Support, Virtual Support, and Online Resources, to hopefully help you through this COVID-19 pandemic 

Family Activities


Many different resources and activities available online through your Public Library 
* Burlington Public Library 
* Oakville Public Library 
* Halton Hills Public Library 
* Milton Public Library 
Virtual Reading 
* Scholastic 
* Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities 

School Boards

Each School Board has many different online resources and activity ideas 
* Halton District School Board 
* Halton Catholic District School Board 
* if your family is in need of technical equipment, please reach out to your school's principal for assistance 
Virtual Learning 
* Ontario Government - Learn at home 
* Conservation Halton 
* Microsoft Family Learning Centre 
* Ophea 

Physical Activities

YMCA of Oakville 
* stay active at home with workouts for all ages, YThrive 
* fun, healthy activities for the whole family, YPlay 
* keep your mind healthy and strong, YWell 
YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford 
* expanding free online YThrive Home fitness classes 
YMCA of Greater Toronto (North Halton) 
* free classes and activities for the whole family, follow Facebook Page 
* online Physical Activity Resource Guide 

Mental Health Resources

* Skip to: Phone Support * Virtual Support * Online Resources 
* For resources more specific to Older Adults, see here 

Phone Support

ROCK (Reach Out Centre fo Kids) 
* multi-service organization providing services to children and youth from birth to 17 years of age and their families 
* available to clients via phone support, email and the implementation virtual programing 
* virtual "Walk-in" counselling, Mon-Wed, 12 noon-3 pm, call the Live Answer Service or visit website to access 
* if you are in crisis, contact the 24/7 ROCK Crisis Line at 905-878-9785 
* for all other queries related to services, call the Live Answer Service at 289-266-0036, Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm, or visit to chat with Quinn (digital assistant) 
Kids Help Phone 
* you can reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868 
* you can Text CONNECT to 686868, to text with a counsellor 24/7 
* website with resources, information and Live Chat (currently open daily from midnight-7 am ET) 
Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch 
* providing case management and peer support by phone  
* 24/7 COAST Crisis line available at 1-877-825-9011, Information and Referral 905-315-8664  
* providing free walk-in counselling by phone, call 289-291-5396 and you will be contacted by a counsellor within 24 business hours  
* see website for full details  
Distress Centre Halton 
* all services are confidential, anonymous, free and available to all age groups 
* 24/7 Distress Lines: Oakville: 905-849-4541, Burlington: 905-681-1488, Halton Hills: 905-877-1211 
* Telecheck, outbound check-in calls to isolated seniors 
* see here for more information 
HaltonParents/Family Health Information Line 
* Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-825-6000 or call 3-1-1 
* online resources here 
For more Phone Support, see here 

Virtual Support

Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) 
* a practical, short-term program delivered online 
* helps people develop skills and strategies to address symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression 
* it can also help people cope with situations related to COVID-19, such as isolation, pressure caring for family and community members, information overload and stress 
* BEACON digital therapy is now available free of charge to support Ontarians through stress and mental well-being concerns during COVID-19 
* helps with challenges related to Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Insomnia, and Health Anxiety 
* see website for more information 
Morneau Shepell 
* a structured digital therapy program (AbilitiCBT) and helpful resources to navigate life’s challenges 
* AbilitiCBT is an internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program that you can access from any device, any time 
* includes a special program to help you address anxiety symptoms related to pandemics: uncertainty, isolation, caring for family and community members, information overload and stress management 
* see website for more information 
BounceBack - CMHA Ontario 
* a free, evidence-based skill-building program designed to help adults and youth aged 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety 
* helps participants learn skills to help them deal with problems such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance 
* one-on-one telephone coaching, workbooks, and online videos that participants can do from the comfort of their home 
Certified Listeners Society 
* connect for free, 24/7, to an Emotional Support Chat Centre 
* a federal not-for-profit organization built by a community of people dedicated to providing early-stage emotional support to anyone who needs it 
* caters to people who need emotional support before they are in either distress or crisis 
* Certified Listeners are available to listen, support, and guide you in the right direction 
* for more information and to get started, see here 

Online Resources

Wellness Together Canada 
* Mental Health and Substance Use Support  
* provides free online resources, tools, apps and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed 
* Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health 
* when you don't know what to say to a friend who doesn't seem okay, they created 
* teamed up with School Mental Health Ontario and Kids Help Phone to create the COVID Hub 
BeSafe App 
* a mobile app that aims to help young adults make a decision about seeking help in a crisis 
* resources specific to Halton Region 
* printable resources from website 
* resources designed to promote wellness, reduce stigma, and increase access to community supports, both professional and peer-based 
* through active engagement, best practices and technology, youth are encouraged to reach out, get help and give help 
CMHO (Children's Mental Health Ontario) 
* curating evidence-based tips and information to help children and families navigate through this difficult time 
School Mental Health Ontario 
* How to support student mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic 
CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) 
* Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic 
* information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time 
Kerry's Place 
* see COVID-19 Resources 
Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services 
* COVID-19 Resources for Families (bottom of page) 
* have compiled some resources they are finding helpful for the children, youth, adults, and families they serve who have a mental health issue and/or autism 
* page updated regularly with new resources 
AFIRM (Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules) 
* see Supporting Individuals with Autism through Uncertain Times 
Autism Ontario 
* list of Resources to Help Us Through COVID-19 
First Aid for Feelings 
* a workbook to help kids cope during the coronavirus pandemic 
* a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English and Spanish 
* created by Denise Daniels, a leading child development expert, Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center 
* see website to download 

More COVID-19 Support Listings

Community Support 
* for a list of support available to the residents of Halton, during the COVID-19 pandemic, see here 
Emergency Food & Hygiene 
* for information about free food & hygiene programs, no charge delivery options, meal delivery services and local restaurant information, see here 
Financial Relief Programs 
* for more information on financial relief programs available, see here 
Where to Donate/Volunteer 
* for a list of ways to support your community, including food banks, community foundations and front line workers, see here 
Support for Front Line Workers 
* for a list of support, specific to Front Line Workers, including Child Care, Income Tax, Groceries, and Mental Health, see here
Hours Mon-Sun 24hrs
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility varies by website/service
Application visit website
Languages English
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Halton Region
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading COVID-19 ; Sports / Recreation
HCSD Sub Heading All Sports ; Other Sports ; Safety and Well-being Resources ; Supports for Families
Service Categories General Recreational Activities/Sports ~ COVID-19

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