Resources

Adult Resources

 

Apps & Websites

 

HeadsUpGuys – HeadsUpGuys.org

HeadsUpGuys is a resource for supporting men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success.

 

Man Therapy – ManTherapy.org

Therapy – The way a man would do it. Man Therapy is an interactive mental health campaign targeting working age men that employs humor to cut through stigma and tackle issues like depression, divorce and anxiety.

 

Virtual Hope Box – Itunes | Android

You can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB.

 

Breathe to Relax – Itunes | Android

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.

 

Catch It – Itunes | Android

Catch It is an app to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary. The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

Youth Resources

 

Phone

  • Kids Help Phone (24/7) – 1-800-668-6868
  • LGBT Youthline (Sunday-Friday 4pm-9:30pm EST) – 1-800-268-9688
  • Good2Talk Post Secondary Student Helpline (24/7) – 1-866-925-5454

Text

  • Kids Help Phone (24/7) – Text CONNET (English) or PARLER (French) to 686868
  • LGBT Youthline (Sunday-Friday 4pm-9:30pm EST) – Text 647-694-4275

Online

 

Apps & Websites

 

Always There by Kids Help Phone – Itunes | Android

The Always There app has been revamped to focus on one thing — making sure you have a positive chat experience. Connecting with a counsellor is easier than ever. And you’ll stay connected even if you need to answer a call or do something else on your device.

 

Mind Your Mind – https://mindyourmind.ca/

mindyourmind exists in the space where mental health, wellness, engagement and technology meet. We work with community partners and young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

 

Mindshift – Itunes | Android

Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety.

 

Virtual Hope Box – Itunes | Android

You can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB.

 

Breathe to Relax – Itunes | Android

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.

 

Catch It – Itunes | Android

Catch It is an app to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary. The app was designed to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 

BeGameReady – Itunes | Android

Do you want to play at your best? Are you game ready? You do drills; you practice; you scrimmage. You condition your body to play hockey. This app will help you condition your mind. It’s the mind-body check!

 

Source: Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council: www.wrspc.ca