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Peer Support and Mental Health Resources



If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or are suicidal please call 911.

For individual Oakville Fire Department Peer Support Team Member contact info, check the station

bulletin boards or contact the Peer Support Team Coordinator by email at



Crisis Resources:


Crisis Services Canada—Suicide Hotline



Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)



Distress and Crisis Ontario—Local and regional crisis resources


Boots on the Ground—Peer support for first responders



First Responders First—Crisis, therapy, prevention, recovery and resource toolkit


Chatline—Ontario’s online and text crisis and distress service.


Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868



Counselling Resources


Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Free Walk-In Counselling Service:

  • Oakville: Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 7p.m., CMHA Halton Branch, 1540 Cornwall Rd.

  • Burlington: Tuesdays 1 p.m. - 7p.m., St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line

  • Milton: Mondays 1 p.m. - 7p.m., The John Howard Society, 191 Main St. E.

  • Niagara Region: Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Branscombe Mental Health Centre, 1338 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines

***Service Available at other CMHA branches throughout the province. Visit to find a local branch.

Morneau Shepell—Employee and Family Assistance Program



Badge of Life Canada—List of Recommended Therapists


Halton Family Health Services

(905) 845-3811



Addictions Resources


Halton Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT) Oakville Branch:


Alcoholics Anonymous Halton



Narcotics Anonymous



Al-Anon Family Groups



Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline



IAFF Recovery Center



Other Resources


Wounded Warriors Canada—Mental health support for first responders and their families


Camp F.A.C.E.S.—Support for surviving families of LODD, suicide and sudden death of first responders in Canada


Project Trauma Support—A Canadian program that addresses PTSD for first responders



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