Ontario Shores 24-7 Crisis Line:
Durham Mental Health Services 24-7 crisis line, Mobile Crisis Unit, Safe Beds:
1-800-742-1890 or (905) 666-0483
Distress Centre Durham 24-7 crisis line:
The Assaulted Women’s 24-7 Help Line:
The Kid’s Help Line:
Hospital Based Crisis Services
Lakeridge Health Ajax:
Lakeridge Health Oshawa:
Some Lower-Cost Individual Counselling Options
Free & Low-Cost Counselling Options in Durham
Family Services Durham
(905) 666-6240, then press “5”
Offers individual, couple, and group counselling.
Catholic Family Services of Durham
Offers individual and group counselling.
John Howard Society of Durham Region
(905) 579-8482; various branches
Walk in intake Mon-Thurs 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CAREA Community Health Centre
Oshawa & Whitby: (905) 723-0036
Ajax & Pickering: (905) 428-1212
Salvation Army Community and Family Services
(905) 723-7422; various branches
Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham
(905) 427-7849; 1-877-454-4035
Canadian Centre for Men and Families
647-479-9611 or 1-844-900-CCMF (2263)
Free Therapy and Counselling is offered throughout the week and Saturdays. Call to make appointment:
Other options: EAPs, Social Workers/Psychologists, faith leaders, Connexontario at:
1-866-531-2600, or dial 211 for mental health services in Ontario.
Some Community Based Supportive and/or Psychoeducational Groups
COPE Mental Health Program
(905) 905-666-0689 (Whitby branch)
Has branches in Whitby, Ajax-Pickering, Oshawa, Bowmanville, Uxbridge, Scugog and Cannington. Groups include things like: Anxiety and Depression Support, Anxiety and Stress Management, Mood Mastery, Wellness for Women/Men, Coping with Bipolar Disorder, Social Recreation, and Bereavement Support.
AIMHS (Formerly INTERACT Program)
(905) 576-8711 x6029
Located in Whitby; a program of Lakeridge Health. Groups include things like: psychotherapy groups, self esteem, anxiety management, relaxation training, anger management, mindfulness-based stress reduction. Referral required.
Pinewood & Comm. Mental Health
Locations in Durham - focused upon substance use. Self referral.
Durham Mental Health Services
Has Community Support and Resource groups in Ajax, Oshawa, Whitby. Topics: assertiveness, coping, medication management, physical health/nutrition, social skills, budgeting. Day program & peer support groups also offered. Registration/referral required.
CAREA Community Health Centre
(905) 723-0036 or (905) 428-1212
Groups include things like: Psychotherapy; Wellness; Body Beautiful; Artscape; Challenge, Change and
Choices, Transgender Journey. Self referral.
Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services (low fee & sliding scale offered with interns) (905) 721-7723; 1-866-568-9476
Jeff Packer & Assoc.,
58 Rossland Rd. W. Ste. 211, Oshawa
Food 4 Thought Thursday = Free counselling (just bring a non-perishable food item)
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Located in Whitby. Offers groups and individual support for present and/or past concerns.
Canadian Mental Health Association
60 Bond St. W., Oshawa
Wellness groups; case management; housing supports; Criminal Justice services;
Youth Support Services; ACTT; NPLC
AA Intergroup (905) 728-1020
NA Meetings in Ontario
Emotions Anonymous (905) 723-2035
Overeaters Anonymous 1-866-221-5061
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition oriented fellowship based on the model pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only qualification for S.L.A.A. membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. From S.L.A.A.'s 8 core documents, see the 40 Questions for Self-Diagnosis. S.L.A.A. is supported entirely through the contributions of its membership and is free to all who need it.
Contact Ontario S.L.A.A. for more information. An S.L.A.A. volunteer will discreetly respond to your inquiry. Toronto Message line: 416-486-8201. Email: @email.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
Alzheimers Society of Durham
Denise House, Herizon House, and Bethesda House (24/7)
(905) 728-7311; 1-800-263-3725
Provides crisis/counselling, residential support for women in abusive relationships,
as well as children’s programs.
Telehealth Ontario – Available 24/7 to answer any health questions
Ontario Disability Support Program
Service Canada for CPP information (from Canada and the United States)
TTY: if you have a hearing or speech impairment and use a teletypewriter):
Health Care Connect
Is a registry for those seeking a family doctor in Ontario