Mental Health & Addictions


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Your Mind Matters

Your transition to working here in Ontario can bring many challenges and stressors on your body and mind. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are experiencing added emotions of anxiety, uncertainty, loneliness, and frustration as we learn to socially distance . If you feel overwhelmed, please reach out to any of the mental health hotlines listed below. A responder can support and listen to your concerns, and connect you to other resources regarding any of these issues:

• Anxiety/Stress – impact of physical, mental, emotional and financial stress

• Settlement & Integration – Language, culture and traditions

• Relocation – New city, new country, new people, new community

• Depression

• Abuse – physical, mental, emotional

• Job loss – frustration/stress experiencing unemployment or under-employment, fear of job loss

• Isolation & Loneliness

• Loss & Grief

• Relation, family and parenting conflicts

• Acceptance and Support – Racism, discrimination, “Coming out” issues (LGBTQ)

Mental Health Hotlines

1-866-531-2600 Free assistance available in 170 languages

Sponsored by United Way and LHIN of Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Norfolk


1-866-487-2278 Crisis Assessment and Support Team (CAST)

24-hour mental health crisis support for people 16 and older.


1-888-477-3717 Haldimand- Norfolk Resource Centre for mental health resources and information. Support, services and programs provided by Community Addiction and Mental Health of Haldimand and Norfolk


1-877-298-5444 Distress Centres of Greater Toronto. Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm. Free service in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu

Download a mental health brochure:




Caribbean Workers Outreach Program

Celebrate RecoveryBrantford, Dunnville, Simcoe, Tillsonburg


AA Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meeting Schedule in Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk


CAMHS – Community Addiction & Mental Health Services Haldimand-Norfolk


CAMHS Townsend, ON Map and website link


CMHA Canadian Mental Health Association– Map Simcoe


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