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.
Pay What You Can Peer SupportOnline– Virtual support groups that support about 25 different types of issues, including a specific one for anxiety and stress
– Sessions run weekly and can be booked online
– Sessions are moderated by professionals
– Sessions can be paid for by a donation of however much the person can afford
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