Mental Health Resources

Kid's Help Phone
There are many resources available to you and your children, notably Kids Help Phone, which is Canada’s only 24/7 national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

Please visit their website at Kid's Help Phone
, call: 1-800-668-6868, or text CONNECT to 686868.

For more information on initiatives to on how they are Supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis young people, please visit their website.

Indigenous Mental Health
If you're experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, contact the toll-free Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at  open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Experienced and culturally competent Help Line counsellors can help if you:
  • want to talk
  • are distressed
  • have strong emotional reactions
  • may be triggered by painful memories 
If asked, counsellors can work with you to find other wellness supports that are accessible near you.

Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in:
  • Cree
  • Ojibway
  • Inuktitut 
Please visit Indigenous Services for more information on mental health resources .

Mental Wellness and COVID-19: Tips and Considerations

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is providing this overview of Mental Health and Wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic for First Nations. Some may feel overwhelmed with physical/social distancing or socially isolating themselves. During these times, it is important to be aware of your thought patterns and to address them in a healthy way. As the situation is evolving rapidly, we encourage you to visit the AFN COVID-19 webpage to access up to date information and resources at