Mental Health, Substance Use and Stigma

Local supports and phone lines

Guelph and Wellington County

  • Here24/7 - Addiction, Mental Health & Crisis Services: 519-821-3582 or 1-844-437-3247
  • Compass Community Services1-888-821-3760 or 519-821-3760
    • ​Distress Line: 1-888-821-3760 or 519-821-3760 ext. 1; confidential support for those in immediate distress
    • TeleConnect: 1-888-821-3760 or 519-821-3760 ext. 2 (8am-10pm, 7 days a week); outbound call service for community members seeking connection and support with independent living
    • LGBTQ+ Support Line: 519-669-3760 call or text (8am-10pm, 7 days a week); a safe space of support for members of the  LGBTQ+ community
  • Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis: 24 hour Crisis Line:  519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233

Dufferin County 



Support for healthcare workers and first responders

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington: Access immediate virtual care including professional counselling, a 24/7 Crisis Line, and other mental health updates.

CMHA Dufferin-Peel: Immediate access to assessment, virtual care, and in-person response (if required)

  • For services call: 905-451-2123 or 1-877-451-2123 (Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm)
  • For crisis call: 905-278-9036 or 1-888-811-2222 (24/7)

Boots on the Ground: Peer support for first responders

Local mental health resources

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington 

Guelph Community Health Centre

At this time, online support groups are not running. However, individual counselling support is available either online or via telephone. Parents can call directly to make a self-referral, or a health professional can send in a referral form. To make an appointment please call (519) 821-6638 ext. 320.

Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy

Wellington Waterloo Eating Disorders Coalition

Stigma and discrimination

Stigma and discrimination often occur out of fear and uncertainty. Do not let fear of COVID-19 turn into stigma. Here are some resources to learn more about stigma and COVID-19:

Grief during COVID-19

Bereaved Families of Ontario Midwestern Region