Mental Health Resources

At Many Nations, we promote culturally relevant mental health resources for our Indigenous clients. Let us help you find support you may need for yourself, or your family members. 

Employee Assistance Program

If your employer has a benefit plan through us, an employee assistance program may be included in your plan.  A request for an Indigenous counsellor can be made at intake. To find out if you have an employee assistance program, please contact us at 1-800-667-7830 and press 0 to speak to a customer service representative or email us at mnfs@manynations.com.

Talking Stick

Talking Stick provides a safe space for Indigenous people to have a one on one conversation with an Indigenous advocate about topics that concern you. This online chat platform is by First Nations, for First Nations. All conversations are anonymous. Please note that this is not a crisis tool, but is a place for you to be listened to and supported by those who share your language, culture and history. Chat online: my.talkingstick.app

Hope for Wellness Helpline and Chat

The Hope for Wellness Help Line offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. Call the 24/7 toll-free helpline 1-855-242-3310, or chat with a counsellor online: hopeforwellness.ca

Indian Residential School Survivor Society

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society encourages you to take time to care for your Mental and Emotional well-being. Please contact The Indian Residential School Survivors Society toll-free 1 (800) 721-0066 or the 24 hour Crisis Line 1 (866) 925-4419 if you require further emotional support or assistance. irsss.ca/services

Saskatchewan: 1-866-250-1529

Alberta: 1-888-495-6588

British Columbia: 1-877-477-0775

Territories: 1-866-818-3505

Ontario: 1-888-301-6426

Atlantic: 1-866-414-8111

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

If you require immediate support, please the toll-free 24/7 support line at 1-844-413-6649 to speak to a counsellor. The service is available in English, French, Cree, Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) and Inuktitut. mmiwg-ffada.ca/aftercare-services

FNHA 

If you have coverage with the First Nations Health Authority, your plan covers counselling services from a qualified mental health provider.  Your plan will cover as many hours of counselling as you and your provider determine you need. To view an interactive map of available providers, visit: https://www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-health

NIHB

If you have coverage through the Non-Insured Health Benefits program, mental health counselling is available. Contact your regional office for more information.

Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society in British Columbia

www.kuu-uscrisisline.com

Adults/Elders: 250-723-4050

Child/Youth: 250-723-2040

Toll free: 1-800-588-8717

Métis Line: 1-833-638-4722 

Métis Nation of Ontario

The Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Healing and Wellness branch facilitates and coordinates programs, services, and activities to address the holistic needs of Métis people in Ontario.

www.metisnation.org/programs-and-services/healing-wellness

Aboriginal Health Access Centres of Ontario

AHACs provide different types of health and social support services to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. They provide care both on- and off-reserve, in cities, and in rural and northern communities. Services include mental health counselling, traditional healing and addiction programs, and youth empowerment. You don’t need a referral, and there are no fees.

To book an appointment at an Aboriginal Health Access Centre, go to the website of the Association of Ontario Health Centres (www.allianceon.org/find-a-centre), and under the drop-down menu for Type, click on Aboriginal and then click Search.

Talk4Healing

A culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario. Toll-free 1-888-200-9997 or chat online: www.talk4healing.com/need-help

NAN Hope

Nishnawbe Aski Mental Health and Addictions Support program. Support for members of the 49 First Nations communities in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Territory. Toll-free 1-844-626-4673 or chat online: nanhope.ca

Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Helpline

7:00 pm to midnight, 7 days a week: 1-800-265-3333