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Mental Health Supports in Durham Region

Crisis Services

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:
(905) 683-2320

Lakeridge Health Oshawa:
(905) 433-4384/(905)576-8711

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 
(905) 725-3513
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
(905) 721-4747
Locations in Durham - focused upon substance use. Self referral. 

Durham Mental Health Services
(905) 666-0483 
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                
(905) 571-7441
Food 4 Thought Thursday = Free counselling (just bring a non-perishable food item) 
Email: @email 

Durham Rape Crisis Centre                           
(905) 668-9200
Located in Whitby.  Offers groups and individual support for present and/or past concerns. 
Self referral.

Canadian Mental Health Association 
60 Bond St. W., Oshawa
(905) 436-8760 
Wellness groups; case management; housing supports; Criminal Justice services;
Youth Support Services; ACTT; NPLC

Other supports:


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 
(905) 440-1030

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 

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