Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario

Resources Available to People in Ontario

Bounce BackFor all of Ontario– Free
– Aimed at people aged 15+
– Skill-building program to help manage manage low mood, mild-to-moderate depression and anxiety, stress, and worry
– Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos
Psychology TodayFor all of Canada– Prices vary
– Searchable database of private mental health professionals across Canada
TogetherallOnline– Free
– Clinically managed online forums designed to create a community to discuss mental health issues
– Wide range of self-guided group and individual courses covering mental health and lifestyle topics
– Library of useful articles and resources, plus helpful tests and features to track progress.
SandakiOnline– Offers free information and guides for coping strategies, and links to paid resources
– Information about anxiety disorders and mental health, personal stories, and tips
– Offers help with meditation and yoga
Counselling ConnectOttawa– Free
– Aimed at everyone in Ottawa and surrounding area: children, youth, adults, and families
– Provides quick access to free short-term counselling (2-3 sessions)
– Available in English and French
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program at The RoyalOttawa– Offers evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy to teach practical skills and strategies to manage mental health issues
– A therapist will work with the client for approximately 12 sessions
– Requires a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner
OCD and Anxiety Clinic of OntarioVaughn– Offers services to adolescents and adults five days a week
– Private outpatient program that uses cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy
– Treats OCD and other anxiety-related disorders
St. Joseph’s Health Care Anxiety Treatment and Research ClinicHamilton– Provides evaluations and treatment for anxiety-related conditions
– Offers medications as well as psychological treatments
– Requires a referral from a physician
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital: Mental Health and Addiction Regional CentreHawkesbury (also covers Casselman and Clarence-Rockland)– Provides community mental health and addiction services
Homewood Health – Integrated Mood and Anxiety ProgramGuelph– Aimed at people aged 18+
– Group-based treatment program that explores self–esteem, communications, anger, leisure and lifestyle balance, relationships, managing anxiety, emotion regulation, and loss and grief
– Requires a referral from a doctor and a primary diagnosis of depression, anxiety disorders, and/or bipolar disorder
Niagara Region Mental Health ServicesNiagara Region– Programs offered: assertive community treatment team (age 16+), case management (age 16+), early intervention in psychosis (14 to 35 years of age), youth mental health and addiction service (16 to 25 years of age), telemedicine (age 16+), geriatric case management
Sault Area Hospital Mental Health and Addictions ServicesSault Ste. Marie– Offers: in-patient psychiatric units, psychiatric out-patient clinic, psychiatric orphan patient clinic, psychology services, psychiatric outpatient medication clinic, psychiatry offices
Health Sciences North – Counselling and Treatment ServicesSudbury– Aimed at people aged 16+
– Treats depression, bipolar disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and borderline personality disorder
– Uses evidence-based structured approaches that include cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, and dialectical behavioural therapy