Mental Health Resources

At Many Nations, we promote culturally relevant mental health resources for Indigenous people. 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.

Virtual Healthcare

If your employer has a benefit plan through us, virtual healthcare may be included in your plan. Virtual healthcare can be used for both physical and mental health needs. To find out more, 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.

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: 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.

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

Thunderbird Wellness

The Thunderbird Wellness App promotes a strengths-based, trauma informed approach to supporting Indigenous wellness. The App provides tangible ways to support First Nations, from opioid and methamphetamine use, to treatment, prevention, addressing stigma associated with substance use and how to support harm reduction strategies, all presented in a user friendly, culturally grounded way. The Thunderbird Wellness App is free and will is available on the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Saskatchewan

Wellness Support Services (Residential School Support Workers) provided by Saskatoon Tribal Council

These services include emotional support for individuals, families and groups by providing referrals to community resources such as Elders and Healers. Call 306-956-6100 

www.sktc.sk.ca/wellness/integrated-wellness/

211 Saskatchewan

211 Saskatchewan offers a database of over 6,000 community, social, non-clinical health, and government services. To search for Indigenous services, click on the search option and type Indigenous as the keyword: https://sk.211.ca/search/?search=keyword&keyword=Indigenous&location=

Turning Leaf Support Services (Moose Jaw & Regina Area)

Turning Leaf offers Indigenous services including Elder services, Sweat Lodge and Teachings, 4 Medicines, Naming Ceremonies, Smudging Ceremonies, Sharing and Healing Circles, Solstice Celebrations, Coming of Age Ceremony, Powwows, Round Dance and more. Call toll-free 1-855-221-5594 or email intake@tlservices.ca

Elder Support provided by Ile a la Crosse Friendship Centre

Elder support available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call 306-833-2313.

Alberta

1-800 Indigenous Support Line: Walk with Me, Talk with Me, Learn with Me

This confidential telephone service helps First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and their families by providing culturally safe supportive listening, connections to health resources, Indigenous cultural supports, and help with addiction / mental health concerns. Calls are answered by Indigenous Listeners. 1-844-944-4744.

Alberta Indigenous Virtual Care Clinic

Adults and adolescents aged 13 years and older can access a broad range of culturally safe mental health services remotely from anywhere in Alberta by calling 1-888-342-4822.

British Columbia 

Kuu-Us Crisis Line Society of 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 

Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society of British Columbia

Confidential outreach services such as counselling, cultural supports and personal wellness programs. Call toll-free 1-888-403-3123 or visit www.tsowtunlelum.org

Métis Nation of British Columbia

Métis Crisis Line 1-833-638-4722

Manitoba

Wa-Say Healing Centre

Wa-Say Healing Centre primarily (but, not solely) assists former Indian Residential Schools
(IRS) students and their families in accessing appropriate levels of emotional health
and wellness support services: 204-774-6484

NIHB Manitoba Region

Mental health therapists (Social Worker, Psychologist, Psychiatric Nurse)
and/or cultural healing providers who are providing care: (204) 983-4571 or 1-800-665-8507 toll-free

Indigenous Crisis Services 

Indigenous Cultural Healing Supports in Manitoba

Ontario

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

Cultural Wellness and Healing in Nunavut

Ilisaqsivik Society in Clyde River toll free counselling line: 1-888-331-4433 

Kamatsiaqtut Helpline providing anonymous and confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-800-265-3333

Iqaluit Mental Health 1-867-975-5999

Northwest Territories

NWT Help Line

The NWT Help Line offers free support to residents of the Northwest Territories, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is free and confidential. The NWT Help Line also has an option for follow-up calls. Residents can call the help line at 1-800-661-0844.

NWT Community Counselling Program

The NWT Community Counselling Program provides on-the-ground access to mental health services in all of the regions. Trained counsellors are available for you to talk about any problems that you may be dealing with in your life as well as provide assistance or referrals to other services that could help you. This free service is available for all residents. Counsellors live in 20 communities. In all other communities, counsellors provide phone support and in-person counselling on a fly-in basis. If you need help or just want to talk, please call your community counselling program: www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/contact/community-counsellor