Learn more about your mood and functioning with immediate and self-directed tools. These resources can help you understand yourself better and offer strategies to manage everyday mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and substance use. Need additional support? You can always reach out along the way.
Please note: These resources are made available by third parties who have no relationship with Concordia. It is your sole responsibility to review and accept any terms of service and privacy policies prior to use (such as the apps and tracking tools). Concordia is not responsible for your use of third-party resources or for the actions of those who are responsible for them.
CAMH Multi-lingual resources: Multi-language information on mental illness to people for whom English is not a first language and professionals who work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Crisis text line: Text with a volunteer trained in crisis response from a secure online platform to help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment. 24/7, English, Canada and U.S.: Text HOME to 686868.
Suicide Action Montreal: Support for people struggling with suicidal thoughts, who are concerned for another person, or have experienced a loss. 24/7, English and French, Montreal: Call 1-866-277-3553.
Tracom: Services for people in crisis, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. Includes telephone support, temporary housing, follow-up, and more. Part of the Crisis Centres of Québec. 24/7, English and French, Montreal: Call 514-483-3033.
Connect with a professional for free, short-term counselling. These services also provide online resources and wellness tracking tools.
EmpowerMe: Undergraduate students enrolled in the Concordia Student Union health plan can connect 24/7 with a number of professionals with various domains of expertise, including psychology, psychotherapy, social work, nutrition, etc. 24/7, Multi-lingual: Call 1-833-628-5589.
Wellness Together Canada: Provides free short-term counselling with mental health professionals, online educational resources, tools, connections to trained volunteers, group coaching, group mindfulness practice and more. Register online and complete a short survey to find resources tailored to you. This service is funded in part by the Government of Canada. 24/7, English and French, Canada: Youth text WELLNESS to 686868; adults text WELLNESS to 741741; or call 1-866-585-0445.
Connect with professionals and peers with expertise that is tailored to particular identities, needs or experiences. Services are specialized in breaking down systemic barriers to accessing care.
For all your options, make sure to review our entire list of services, many of which also offer explicitly culturally-competent and inclusive support.
Support for Indigenous peoples
Hope for Wellness Helpline: Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada. 27/7, English and French. On request, phone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut. Canada: Call 1-855-242-3310 or online chat.
Interligne: First response centre that provides help and information to those concerned with sexual orientation and gender diversity by phone, online chat and email. 24/7, English and French, Montreal-region: Call 514-866-0103. Toll-free: Call 1-888-505-1010.
Project 10: Anonymous listening line promotes the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, intersexed and questioning people, ages 14 to 25. Tuesday from 12 to 6 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m., English and French, Montreal-region: Call 514-989-4585.
Trans Lifeline: A grassroots hotline and non-profit organization offering direct support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. 24/7, English and Spanish, Canada: Call 1-877-330-6366. U.S.: Call 1-877-565-8860.
Support for multicultural, multi-lingual and racialized communities
Multi-Écoute: Listening services in many languages, information and referral services, help filling out forms, translation and certification of documents, French and English courses, conversation workshops, integration workshops for immigrants and sociocultural activities. Multi-lingual, Montreal: Call 514-737-3604.
Vicky’s Support Line: A Black-led multilingual support line aiming to provide mental health support with a decolonial approach. Vicky’s is run by people like you who are trained to provide active listening under an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework. Services are available in French, English, Haitian Creole and Wolof. Montreal. Schedule an appointment for a listening session.
Naseeha: Services available for everyone in North America, with a specific focus on Muslim youth. Receive immediate, anonymous and confidential support over the phone. 7 days a week, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m., English, Canada and U.S: Call 1-866-627-3342.
Speak to a trained peer in a non-judgmental and confidential setting. These services can help you articulate your feelings, troubleshoot a concern and can provide referrals and other resources as necessary. Peer supporters do not give advice or counselling.
Concordia Student Nightline: Connect with listening services run by Concordia students for those in need of aid, support or just to talk. Wednesday to Saturday from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m., Montreal, students only: Call 514-848-7787.
Vent Over Tea: A free active listening service that allows you to speak your mind to a compassionate stranger. Conversations are confidential and there are no follow-ups or strings attached. Montreal, with remote services.
Mental health appointments
In certain instances, your mental health is best served by a course of treatment that may or may not involve medication. Treatment can only be offered by licensed clinicians.
Psychologists and psychotherapists
Psychologists and psychotherapists provide assessment and treatment that is intended to ease an individual’s psychological suffering. They cannot prescribe medication. Quebec’s psychologists and psychotherapists are licensed by the Order of Psychologists of Quebec.
There are many treatment options in Montreal, many of which offer virtual appointments for people residing in Quebec. The clinics below offer reduced rates for students or sliding-scale pricing. Visit their websites and consult your insurance plan to learn more.
Family doctors and psychiatrists provide clinical assessment, diagnosis, and (if necessary) a prescription and medication management. In many instances, a family doctor can address your clinical needs.
Concordia's Health Services Clinic has psychiatrists on staff. Family doctors work closely with psychiatrists and, if needed, they will refer to psychiatry for specific assessments and treatments. Available to students, staff and faculty.
Find a healthcare provider (within Canada)
If you're located in Canada, you can use the Lumino Health search tool to find healthcare providers in your province or territory. Appointments are virtual and/or in-person. Use of the search tool is free, but providers do charge fees for their services.
The links below provide validated questionnaires that can help you identify if you or someone you care about may have a problem with substance misuse. If you score +, or if doing the screening raises any questions or concerns, book an appointment with a Health Services nurse, or see the resources below for support.
Check out your drinking with the AUDIT self-test: A quick self-screening that will give you feedback and tailored advice.
The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST-10): A quick self-screen that focuses on drug-use (not including alcohol or tobacco); for example, using medications in a way that is different from the instructions, and any non‐medical use of drugs.
Comparing your behaviour to reliable guidelines can also help you assess your substance use and gambling behaviour and make decisions about what you would like to do next.
Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines: "If you gamble, the Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines show you how to lower the risks and harms associated with gambling."
Fact sheets and self-help resources
Rethinking drinking from the National Institutes of Health: Research-based information that can help you examine your drinking habits and their effects on your health, and find ways to reduce your risks, or take steps to cut-down or quit.
SMART Recovery tool box: Worksheets and exercises to help you self-manage your addiction recovery and your life. Based on developing cognitive thinking skills to support you through addiction recovery.
Foster Addiction Rehabilitation Centre: Specialized addiction rehabilitation services aim to prevent, reduce and treat the problems related to alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications), gambling, compulsive buying, and internet use. Services are open to English-speaking Montrealers and Montérégie residents.
Chabad Lifeline: Offers a full range of treatment options for people struggling with substance and behavioural addictions and their family members. Services are immediate and offered at no charge to those in need.
MUHC Addictions Unit: A hospital-based addictions service that provides a continuum of care for adults with drug/alcohol and mental health disorders, including inpatient and outpatient services.
Portage: Provides drug addiction rehabilitation treatment, based on the therapeutic community approach.
Concordia staff and faculty who are eligible for Health Benefits can access the University's Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program (employee sign-in is required on Cspace to access contact information)