Online resource center

List of resources

This webpage suggests resources for issues related to mental health, addictions, violence, and more. Contact TAV College’s Mental Health Resource Counsellor for more information:

*If you are at risk of harm to others or yourself, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.


On this page:

  1. Mental Health and COVID-19
  2. Resources For Youth
  3. Resources For Everyone
  4. Addictions
  5. LGBT+
  6. Sexual and/or Domestic Violence
  7. Crisis Centers
  8. Mental Health
  9. Other Resources

COVID-19 and Mental Health

Psychology Works Fact Sheet: Student Wellness and COVID-19 – Canadian Psychological Association

“The information that follows is intended to help students cope psychologically in the face of health risks like COVID-19.”

Starling Minds

Free digital cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for COVID-19 related issues

Virus anxiety

Tools to provides care for your coronavirus anxiety

Listening services for youth 20 years old and younger:

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 for texting service (24hr counseling and listening helpline/texting service for young adults up to 20 years old)


Phone counseling (24/7), 1-800-263-2266, or 514-600-1002 for text support (available between 8 am and 11 pm).

Listening services for everyone


514-935-1101 (24/7 listening service for 18 years +)

Centre d’écoute et de référence multi-écoute: 514 -737-3604 (Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 12 PM and 1 PM – 5 PM, available in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Persian, Russian)

Centre d’écoute et d’intervention face à face: 514-934-4546 (Monday – Friday, 9 am- 5 pm)

McGill’s Students’ Nightline: 514-398-6246 (7 days a week, 6 PM to 3 AM, closed during summer)

UQAM – Helpline: 514-987-8509 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM. Available in English, Spanish, or French)

Helpline For Parents: 1-800-361-5085 (24/7), English and French

suicide prevention

Suicide Action Montreal (SAM)

514-723-4000 (24/7 listening service)

“I’m thinking about suicide; I’m worried about someone; I’m grieving a loss by suicide.”

Tel.: 1-866-277-3553 


Drug Help & Referral

1-800-265-2626 (24/7 listening and referral service)

Gambling Help & Referral (SOS Jeux)

514-527-0140 (24/7 listening and referral service)

Al Anon

(alcohol): 514-866-9803 (10:00am-10:00pm, 7 days a week)


514-630-0907 (every day from 8:00am-3:00am) Professional service, offering hope and support to people suffering from eating disorders.

Alcoholics Anonymous

for English speaking services call 514-350-3444

Urgence Toxico

Emergency service for people who have taken drugs, alcohol or both, 514-288-1515 or go to 110 and 100-A, rue Prince Arthur Ouest



1-888-505-1010 (24hr free confidential helpline – phone and texting)

“We are here to listen to you and support you, no matter what you have to say, or the situation you are currently facing.”

Aide aux trans du Québec

“The staff tackle any issues or questions relating to the trans-identity, always without any judgment. Reach out to us if need be!”

Tel. : 514 254-9038

Sexual and/or domestic violence

See TAV’s sexual violence resource page

Crisis centers

Crisis Services Canada

A national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. In a crisis? In Quebec, dial 1-866-277-3553 or 1-866-APPELLE

Tracom Crisis Intervention Centre

514-483- 3033 (24/7 telephone support)

Mental health

Centre St-Pierre

Offering psychotherapy in English, French and Spanish (sliding-scale fees): You can contact them to be put on their waiting list: 514 524-3561

Argyle Institute

514-931-5629 offers psychotherapy on sliding-scale fees


514-486-1448. AMI-Quebec helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy


1-866-738-4873, helpline about anxiety, depression and bipolarity, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5pm

Other resources

Information and Referral Center of Greater Montreal

Help with finding various other resources: from 8:00am. to 6:00pm., 7 days a week, dial 2-1-1

Info-Santé /Info-Social 811

Promptly puts you in contact with a nurse or psychosocial intervention worker in the event of a health concern or psychosocial problem

Local Food Banks

To find a local food bank near you, try this resource to search by your postal code.

UPDATED: MAY 17, 2021

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