Collective Community Services (Montreal)
Please find below a list of mental health resources that have been collected to help and support YOU!  This guide is designed and organized to help many different individuals with a wide range of presenting issues. If you don’t know where to start, the “General Mental Health Information” & “Listening Services” is good starting point. Many of the resources in this guide offer 24/7 services.

Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness

If this is an Emergency, please call 9-1-1 now, or go to your nearest hospital emergency room

Suicide Action Montréal/Association Québécoise de prevention du suicide


Crisis Text Line powered by Kid’s Help Phone

Crisis Text Line (Adults)  Montreal West Island Crisis Centre – Telephone Crisis Intervention

L’Autre Maison Crisis Center

  • In a crisis situation or need temporary housing. Serves those living in Ville-Émard/Côte Saint-Paul, Saint-Henri, Petite-Bourgogne, Pointe Saint-Charles, Verdun, Lasalle, Lachine, Ville Saint-Pierre
  • Information:
  • Crisis Phone Helpline:
    • 514-768-7225 (24/7)


  • Information:
  • Crisis Phone Helpline
    • 514-483-3033 (24/7)



  • To reach a psychosocial worker about a distressing situation, family or relationship problems or other problems
  • Information:
  • Call: 8-1-1 (24/7)

AMI – Quebec

  • Information sessions, support and education programs, individual counselling, telephone assistance and referrals, workshops, support groups for friends and family of individuals living with mental illness
  • Information:


Canadian Association for Mental Health

  • Provide guides and details related to mental health issues
  • Information:


Mind your Mind

  • Helping individuals aged 14-29 build capacity and resiliency
  • Information:


Multicultural Mental Health


Access – Open Minds

Kids Help Phone/ Jeunesse J’écoute (24/7)

  • Information:
  • Phone Helpline:
    • 1-800-668-6868 (24/7)
  • SMS Helpline:
    • Text “Connect” to 686868


Tel-Aide Listening Service


7 Cups – Emotional Support Online Chat


Vent Over Tea

  • Free confidential one on one active listening service (Phone or video call)
  • Information:


Wellness Together Canada

  • Short-term counselling with mental health professionals funded by government of Canada
  • Information:
  • Phone Helpline:
    • 1-866-585-0445
  • Youth SMS Helpline:
    • Text WELLNESS to 686868
  • Adult SMS Helpline:
    • Text WELLNESS to 741741

Drugs – Help and Referral


Gambling – Help and Referral

  • Information:
  • Phone Helpline:
    • 514 527-0140
    • 1-800-461-0140
  • Live chat available


Alcoholics Anonymous – Quebec Southwest

  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line:
    • 1-888-424-2975
    • 514-350-3444
    • 7 days a week – 9 AM to 10 PM


English Area Narcotics Anonymous


Cactus – Montreal (Safe Injection Site)


Chabad Lifeline – Youth Department – 12 Steps Addiction Group


McGill University Health Centre Addictions Unit

  • Treatment and referral. Open to all individuals over 18 years old
  • Information:

The Shield’s Multilingual Sexual Violence Referral and Help Line

  • Information:
  • Phone Helpline:
    • 514-270-2900 (Montreal)
    • 450-688-2117 (Laval)


Montreal Sexual Assault Centre – Information Help Line

  • Free and bilingual medical, legal and psychosocial support services for victims of sexual violence who are 18 years and older
  • Information:


Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) – Concordia Students

ANEB Quebec


ANEB ADO (For teens)

  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line
    • 514 630-0907
    • 1 800 630-0907
  • SMS/Text Helpline:
    • 1 800 630-0907
  • Online Chat Available


Douglas Mental Health University Institute Eating Disorders Program

Athena’s House Emergency Shelter


SOS Domestic Violence


McGill University Domestic Violence Clinic

  • Support for men and women experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence and their partners or families
  • Information:


West Islands Woman’s Shelter

  • Provides 24/7 active listening services, safe shelter, legal and financial help to women and children who are victims of conjugal violence
  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line:
    • 514-620-4845 ext. 221 (24/7)


Assistance aux femmes


  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line (24/7):
    • 514 866-0103 (Montreal)
    • 1-888-505-1010
  • Live Chat available (24/7)


Project 10

  • Promoting the personal, social, sexual and mental well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex and questioning (2LGBTQ+) youth and adults 14-25
  • Information:
  • Listening services provided by appointment


McGill University Sexual Identity Centre

  • Specialized mental health care to individuals, couples and families with sexual orientation and gender identity issues
  • Information:


Concordia University Centre for Gender Advocacy

  • Information:
  • Peer support services available by drop-in


Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec 

  • Information:
  • Peer Counselling and Accompaniment Available
  • Weekly drop-ins (Mondays; 7-9pm) for trans and questioning individuals of all genders


Trans Lifeline

  • Direct support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community
  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line:  1-877-330-6366 (24/7)

Vicky’s Support Line

  • Black-led (Montreal) multilingual support line to provide mental health support with a decolonial approach
  • Information:
  • Support sessions available by appointment (Friday –  Sunday; 9 AM – 10 PM)



  • Web therapy and support for young Muslim community members
  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line:
    • 1-866-627-3342 (12PM-12AM)


First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line



  • Listening services in many languages, information, and referral services for Canadian immigrants and refugees
  • Information:
  • Phone Help Line:
    • 514-378-3430

Bullying Canada


Directors of Youth Protection (DYP) /Directeur de la protection de la jeunesse (DPJ)

  • Reporting a situation where you are concerned about a child’s safety
  • Information:


Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline

  • For situations where you or someone you know are being exploited for the gains or benefit of someone else
  • Information:
  • Phone Helpline:
    • 1-833-900-1010 (24/7)
  • Live Chat available (24/7)


ABRAR (Trauma and Mental Health Services)

  • Mental health services to help heal and grow out of trauma
  • Information:
  • Book an appointment online

Peer Support Centre – McGill University

  • Free confidential one on one active listening service (Zoom only)
  • Weekdays 11 AM – 5 PM
  • Information:


Student Wellness Hub – McGill University

  • Health and Wellness services and programming.
  • Information:
  • Book an appointment with a Counsellor and/or Local Wellness Advisors (LWA) through the Wellness Hub website


Keep.meSAFE – McGill University

Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) – McGill University
  • Free and private online video program designed to help anxiety, stress, depression and more
  • Information:
  • Use McGill email address to create a free account through the website ( or through the TAO app


McGill Student’s Nightline

  • Listening service for anyone but especially catered to McGill students
  • Information:
  • Phone Helpline:
    • 514-398-6246 (6pm to 3am)
  • Online chat available

Counselling & Psychological Services – Concordia University


One-on-One Active Listening – Concordia University


Volunteer Peer Support and Advocacy (PSA) – Drop-in – Concordia University


EmpowerMe – Concordia Undergrads

  • Connect 24/7 with a professionals including psychology, psychotherapy, social work, etc.
  • Information:


Concordia Student Nightline


Peer Wellness Ambassadors


Black Perspectives Office – Peer Support Team


The Centre for Gender Advocacy

Empower Me: Well-being Resources

Dawson’s Student Assistance Plan – Aspiria


Dawson’s Sexual Violence Resources

Counselling services

  • Help students with mental health concerns, social and personal issues and career choices
  • Information:
  • Students can book an appointment with counselling services by sending an MIO to Josie Cavaliere, Student Affairs Technician.

Concordia Applied Psychological Centre


The McGill Centre for Clinical Psychology

  • Psychotherapy to all adults (18+) experiencing difficulties delivered by Doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology program
  •  Information:
  • Book appointment by emailing:


Argyle Institute

  • Psychological services for community members with sliding scale fees based on income
  • Information:



  • Therapists, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers offering psychological services. Student Wellness program with reduced rates for students
  • Information:
  • Book appointment online


Montreal Therapy Centre

  • Therapy services with slide scale based on income
  • Information:






Jewish General Hospital Teenage Health Unit

Amcal Family Services

  • Family counselling, community groups, supervised visits, help for young parents
  • Information:




  • Expert CBT-based tools to help you relax and be mindful
  • iOS: Mindshift
  • Google Play: Mindshift


Smiling Mind

  • Mindfulness Based tools and skills building app to work on many different areas of life
  • iOS: Smiling Mind
  • Google Play: Smiling Mind



  • Help monitor your mood. Teaches stress reduction and CBT coping skills
  • iOS: Moodfit
  • Google Play: Moodfit



  • Teaches mindfulness and mediation to reduce stress and anxiety
  • iOS: Headspace
  • Google Play: Headspace



  • Teaches mindfulness and mediation to reduce stress and anxiety



  • Uses games to reduce stress, build resilience and shift negative thoughts


Insight Timer

  • Helps improve sleep and reduce anxiety through mindfulness exercises


Healthy Minds

  • Mindfulness techniques to help you be more present, connected, insightful and motivated


Stop Breath Think: Meditation

  • Reduce stress, increase sleep, meditate and relax