Mental Health Resources in Barrie

Simcoe County Crisis Response Service

Local crisis services: Operates 7 days a week, 24 hours per day

Includes Face to Face support within the City of Barrie and Short Stay Crisis Beds

705.728.5044 or 1.888.893.8333

TELECARE of Greater Simcoe

Local distress line operated by trained volunteers 24/7


Good 2 Talk 

24 hour anonymous support service for students ages 17-25



Canadian Mental Health Association

15 Bradford St. Barrie, ON


Crisis Services – 705.728.5044 / 1.888.893.8333

Providing case management, treatment, counselling and support


Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County

20 Anne St. S Barrie, ON


Providing individual, couple and family counselling.

Walk-in counselling Clinics


CONNECT Counselling Services – Canadian Hearing Society

705.737.4911 TTY

Providing mental health, wellness and addiction services for the deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and their families


Telecare of Greater Simcoe

705.325.9534 or 705.726.7922

A local distress line operated by trained volunteers 24/7.  Call anytime to speak with a caring, anonymous non-judgmental volunteer,


Barrie Peer Support Group:  Mood Disorders Self Help Group of Barrie

705.726.5033 x221

Contact Tina Irvine:

Support Group held the first Tuesday of every month 7:00-9:00 p.m. at 15 Bradford St. Barrie, ON.


Family Mental Health Initiative of Simcoe County

Barrie Family Support:  Barrie Family and Friends Health Support Group

Support through education, training and referral to the family members of those individuals with serious and persistent mental health difficulties.

705.725.0363 or 1.800.324.3252

Support Group held the 2nd Tuesday of every month 6:00-8:00p.m. at 21 Bradford St; in the Boardroom

Contact: Tara Maxwell


Orillia Depression, Anxiety and Manic Depression Self Help Group (DAMD)

705.325.2201 Ext. 39921 (please leave a message)

The group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at 57 Neywash St. Orillia ON


Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Contact Tanya 705.726.8871 Ext 634

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month 6:00-8:00 p.m. at 34 Simcoe St. Barrie (Kinark Offices)


The Centre for Inner Freedom Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program


A 8 week course integrating the skills of Mindfulness meditation with cognitive behavior therapy.  Overcome stress, anxiety and depression.  Call to arrange an interview.


Integrative Stress Management Program

Stress management skills to navigate life’s inevitable stress waves more effectively. Our program provides practical, portable, effective tools to manage work/life stress for improved mental/physical health.

Phone:  705 721 6934


Mental Health Service Information (MHSIO)


Comprehensive information about mental health services and supports across Ontario.


Dietary Resources

Dietitians of Canada

The national association of Canadian registered dietitians provides resources for consumers and health professionals.

EatRight Ontario

Eat Right Ontario is your first stop for trusted information and advice on nutrition and healthy eating.

Canada’s Food Guides


National and Provincial Resources

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada (ADAC)

The website provides information on anxiety disorders, links to provincial societies and other useful organizations

Canadian Health Network

The website provides information on health promotion, disease and injury prevention

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian  Mental Health Association is a nation-wide charitable mental health organization.  The website has a variety of information on mental health and mental illness.

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

On this website under “About Addiction and Mental Health” is a wealth of resources on mood disorders, concurrent disorder and substance abuse.

Kids Help Phone

A child and youth counseling service, Kids Help Phone is a mental health counseling resource for youth aged 5 to 20.  Available via the internet and phone 24/7 when guidance offices are closed, when family is not around and when social service agencies don’t operate.  It provides one on one all professional, confidential and anonymous counseling.  100% free of charge.

Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues and to work to improve the health and social outcomes of people living with mental illness.

Alcoholics Anonymous or

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Al Anon

At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations. Younger family members and friends attend Alateen meetings.

They learn that they are not alone in the problems they face, and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.

Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario

This website provides a variety of information on heart disease and stroke.

Arthritis Society

This website provides links to community resources as well as a variety of helpful information on arthritis.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease.  We have a membership of 28,000 and are the only national voluntary organization in Canada that supports both MS research and services. Since our founding in 1948, the core support of the MS Society has been from tens of thousands of dedicated individuals, companies and foundations in communities across Canada. The Society receives almost no funding from government.

Sexuality and U is the ultimate Canadian web site committed to providing you accurate, credible and up-to-date information and education on sexual health. An initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the site’s mandate is to provide guidance and advice to help individuals develop and maintain a healthy sexuality.

This web site is made possible with the guidance and collaboration of a team of distinguished Canadian medical organizations, and is administered by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

Offer free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

Telephone Support Line:1-866-363-MOOD (6663).
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Self Help Resource Centre

The Self Help Resource Centre is a non-profit organization that is funded by the United Way and the City of Toronto. They connect people with peer support to support people in overcoming major life challenges and transitions on the path to improved health and happiness.

The Panic Center

The Panic Center offers personalized, interactive tools that have helped thousands of people challenge and overcome their anxiety and panic.  We also offer the Panic Program, an interactive online cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) course.


211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages.

211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

Mood Panda

Online interactive mood tracking diary, calendar and graphing tool.  Iphone and Android apps available.

E-Mental provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. is a non-profit initiative of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth and families.  Search for local resources or info sheets related to Mental Health.

Mind Your Mind

mindyourmind is an award-winning, non-profit mental health program that engages youth, emerging adults and the professionals who serve them to co-develop reliable and relevant resources.

These resources are designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and increase access and use of community support, both professional and peer-based.

Through the use of active engagement, best practice and technology, mindyourmind inspires youth to reach out, get help and give help.








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