Mental Health, Substance Use and Stigma

Local supports and phone lines

Guelph and Wellington County

Dufferin County 



Support for healthcare workers and first responders

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington: Access immediate virtual care including professional counselling, a 24/7 Crisis Line, and other mental health updates.

CMHA Dufferin-Peel: Immediate access to assessment, virtual care, and in-person response (if required)

  • For services call: 905-451-2123 or 1-877-451-2123 (Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm)
  • For crisis call: 905-278-9036 or 1-888-811-2222 (24/7)

Boots on the Ground: Peer support for first responders

Local mental health resources

CMHA Waterloo-Wellington 

Guelph Community Health Centre

At this time, online support groups are not running. However, individual counselling support is available either online or via telephone. Parents can call directly to make a self-referral, or a health professional can send in a referral form. To make an appointment please call (519) 821-6638 ext. 320. 

Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy

Wellington Waterloo Eating Disorders Coalition

Stigma and discrimination

Stigma and discrimination often occur out of fear and uncertainty. Do not let fear of COVID-19 turn into stigma. Here are some resources to learn more about stigma and COVID-19:

Grief during COVID-19

Bereaved Families of Ontario Midwestern Region