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Description of ResourceTypeHours (Ottawa Local Time)LinkLast Updated 20/01/2022
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Telephone/Text Lines
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LGBT Youthline (Ontario) – Confidential and non-judgemental peer support through telephone, text and chat service. Peer Support LineSunday to Friday
4:00PM to 9:30 PM.
https://www.youthline.ca/
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Black Youth Helpline – Canadian helpline designated for Black youthHelplineNot immediate contactblackyouth.ca
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Trans Lifeline – Telephone peer support service run for and by Trans and Non-Binary people.Peer Support Line24/7, with reduced capacity. Guaranteed from 5:00PM to 1:00AMhttps://translifeline.org/hotline/
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Native Youth Crisis Hotline – Telephone support service for Native youthHelplineUnclearhttps://youarenotalonenetwork.org/
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Hope for Wellness – Canadian Indigenous help line offering immediate mental health counselling and crisis interventionHelpline / Crisis Line24/7https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
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Good2Talk – Free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario & Nova ScotiaHelpline24/7https://good2talk.ca/ontario/
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Canada Suicide Prevention ServiceCrisis LinePhone Line – 24/7
Text line – 4:00PM to 12:00AM
https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
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Ottawa Distress & Crisis LineHelpline / Crisis LinePhone Line – 24/7 https://www.dcottawa.on.ca/i-need-help/
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Sexual Assault Support Centre Support LineHelplinePhone Line – 24/7 https://sascottawa.com/services/supportline/
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Sexual Assault Support Centre 1-on-1 CounsellingCounselling serviceN/Ahttps://sascottawa.com/services/individualsupport/
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Ottawa R*** Crisis Centre CounsellingCounselling serviceN/Ahttps://orcc.net/get-support
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Calming Activities
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This is Sand – Create a sandscape with your mouse. Free on browsers, paid appLeisure24/7https://thisissand.com/
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Play 2048, the classic tile addition gameLeisure24/7https://play2048.co/
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Simple colouring page website. You can colour online with a fill in bucket tool, or print out sheets to colour.Leisure24/7https://www.online-coloring.com/
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Get a random picture of a catLeisure24/7https://genrandom.com/cats/
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Get a random picture of a dogLeisure24/7random.dog
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Mindshift – App developed by Anxiety Canada that provides breathing exercises, and other tools to help with longer lasting anxiety.Mental Health24/7Mobile App
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Additional Resource Lists
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Black mental health resources compiled by the Ottawa Black Mental Health CoalitionResource ListN/Ahttps://obmhc.ca/resources/
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Indigenous community resource list compiled by Carleton's Mawandoseg CentreResource ListN/ALink
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Resources compiled by SAEFTY OttawaResource ListN/Ahttps://www.saeftyottawa.ca/resources
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Resources for marginalized communities compiled by the Crisis Services CanadaResource ListN/Ahttps://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/resources-for-marginalized-communities-and-allies/
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Carleton Specific
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Resources compiled by Carleton's Trans & Non-Binary Inclusion CoordinatorResource List24/7https://carleton.ca/trans/
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Mental Health Services – Offers crisis/urgent support and short-term counselling.Mental HealthMon - Fri
8:30AM - 4:00PM
https://carleton.ca/health/counselling-services/
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Empower Me online counselling services – Offered to Carleton students enrolled on the CUSA healthcare planMental Health24/7https://students.carleton.ca/services/empower-me-counselling-services/
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