Peer Support and Mental Health Resources
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or are suicidal please call 911.
YOUR LIFE MATTERS.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 https://cmha.ca/find-your-cmha to find a local branch.
Morneau Shepell—Employee and Family Assistance Program
Badge of Life Canada—List of Recommended Therapists
Halton Family Health Services
Halton Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Assessment, Prevention and Treatment Services (ADAPT) Oakville Branch:
Alcoholics Anonymous Halton
Al-Anon Family Groups
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline
IAFF Recovery Center
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