Here are some other helpful Resources:

Housing Support:

  • The Government of Canada Service for Youth Program is a great place to start for questions like:
    • Where am I going to live?
    • Who am I going to live with? and how many (if any) roomates do I want?
    • What are my rights as a tenant?
    • Is living in residence the best choice for me?
    • How can I afford this?
    • How much can I afford and do I have a budget yet?

Transportation:

Budget Support:

Counselling Support:

Food Resources:

Recreation:

Accessibility Services:

Health:

Mental Health Resources:

Disclaimer about Links: The online services listed below are not meant to replace a face-to-face consultation with a trained counsellor, nor do these services provide online counselling. The listing of these sites and resources does not imply Counselling Services or its staff endorses all of the information that is included. We encourage you to evaluate the materials and use what you find helpful. Counselling Services endeavours to keep these links up to date however if you find a link that is no longer active please let us know by contacting our front desk.

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Crisis Support, After-hours, Suicide Safety Plans

  • If you are having suicidal thoughts, please contact someone immediately, or go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911: they are there to listen, and they want to help.
  • Good2Talk – Postsecondary Helpline– 1-866-925-5454.
  • Mental Health Helpline– Email, Chat, or Call 1-866-531-2600 for immediate assistance
  • mindyourmind.ca: Steps to take to help you if you are considering taking your life.
  • Read This Firstif you are considering suicide to understand what it really means.
  • Build a Crisis Plan here– This can help you figure out how and where to get help, who to talk to in times of need, and what kind of things work for you to lift your mood.

CRISIS LINES:

ABUSE AND VIOLENCE

Assaulted Women Helpline
1-866-863-0511 – 24 HOUR

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
519-741-8633 – 24-hour crisis and support line.

ADDICTIONS

Alateen
1-800-352-9996

Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention
1-800-234-0420

Alcohol Hotline: Support and Intervention
1-800-331-2900

Gambling Craving Helpline
519-824-1010 Ext: 2673

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline
1-800-662-4257

LGBTQ

LGBTQ: Youth Hotline
1-800-463-6273
Distress Center: 519-745-1166
Youth Crisis: 519-745-9909

OUTline
519-824-4120 Ext: 56358

PARENTING

Parent Help Line
1-800-603-9100

YOUTH AND CHILDREN

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868

Lesbian Gay, Bi, Transgender Youth Help Line
1-800-268-youth

The Distress Centre
Crisis Line: 519-745-1166
Youth Crisis: 519-745-9909

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