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Healthy Minds Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide

April 19, 2023

Resources, Crisis lines / Warm lines, Websites, Apps

Children and Youth

Kids Help Phone Teen Line
Canadian organization that provides 24/7 free confidential online and telephone counselling in French and English
1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

KIDTHINK Children’s Mental Health Centre Inc. is a private, non-profit children’s mental health clinic focused on providing children 12 and under and their families with prevention and early intervention mental health services as well as evidence-based treatment. They offer services on a sliding fee scale as well as free services for families that qualify for the Client Care Subsidy Program or our bursary program.

Huddle Manitoba
Each Huddle has access to mental health care (drop-in counselling, appointment-based counselling, support groups, etc.), substance use / addiction counselling, peer support, outreach, 2SLGBTQ+ supports, cultural wellness activities, programming to address food insecurity/nutrition, links to Employment and Income Assistance as well as access to primary medical care. Services are free and available to all Manitobans aged 12 to 29.

Links to website for contact and program information at

  • Huddle – Broadway
  • Huddle – South-Central
  • Huddle – Ka-Ni-Kanichihk
  • Huddle – Norwest

Adults / Family

211 Manitoba is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to government, health, and social services that are available across the province. The service helps Manitobans who are looking to find the right community or social resource but don’t know where to start. In addition to searching on the 211 Manitoba website, individuals can now call 2-1-1 to talk with trained professionals to help find and navigate the services they need.

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program for Manitobans aged 16 and over who are struggling with anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Addictions Foundation of Manitoba
Provides Manitobans with a range of services and supports relating to alcohol, substance use and problem gambling for youth, adults and families

Anxiety Canada
An online resource providing self-help information, programs and workshops. Resources are available for youth, parents, adults and families

Anxiety Disorders of Manitoba Support Line
Self-help, peer led organization offering support and education to adults dealing with anxiety disorders by people who have lived experience

Aulneau Renewal Centre
Provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families
Free wellness check-in by phone and free remote counselling for children and youth

Canadian Centre for Child Protection 
The goal of the agency is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children, and prevent child victimization through a number of programs, services, and resources

Canadian Mental Health Association Service Navigation Hub and Peer Support
Service Navigation specialists help Manitobans navigate the complex system of care to best meet their needs, services are provided to both youth and adults

Family Dynamics
Providing supports to families that include; in home support, parent coaching, counselling, family resource centres, licensed child care practitioners and newcomer services.  
Free wellness check-in by phone and free remote counselling for children and youth

The Link: Youth and Family Supports (Formerly Macdonald Youth Services)
The Link works to nurture strong and resilient youth and families through Connections, Wellness, Relationships and Independence. The Link offers a Resource Centre and Emergency Shelter, Mental Health and Addictions, Family Support Services and Skills for life.
24 hour crisis line 
1-888-382776 or 204-949-4777

Manitoba Addictions Helpline

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
On-line and in person support groups for a variety of mental health and wellness issues for youth and adults
Warm Line: 204-786-0987

New Directions - Family Therapy Services
Drop-In, Virtual and  Phone Counselling Services free of charge for families with at least one child under 18
204-786-7051  Ext. 5212

North End Women’s Centre
Women can receive the understanding, support, and resources they need to make informed choices about their lives. Resources include, but are not limited to, information, referrals, counselling, outreach, employment programs, transitional housing, groups, and volunteer opportunities.

Seneca Services / Sara Riel 
Provides community based supports to adults who experience issues with mental illness or mental health challenges including substance use disorders and addiction
Warm Line: 204-942-9276

Robyn Priest
Free support groups

24-Hour Problem Gambling Helpline Toll-Free

Indigenous Services

Aboriginal Health & Wellness Centre
The clinic is committed to offering traditional and/or contemporary healing practices

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc
Provides Indigenous programs and services that focus on wellness, wholeness and the strengths of Indigenous people

First Nations and Inuit, Hope for Wellness Helpline
Offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all indigenous people across Canada. Services available in English, French, Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut

First Nations Family Advocate

The First Nations Family Advocate Office provides support and advocacy to First Nations families that are involved with the Child and Family Services system

Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre
Offering food and wellness packs that include baby supplies, bag lunches, hygiene products and several community programs for children, youth and families

Connects vulnerable children and at risk youth with shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and the support they need to have healthy lives


LGBQT Youth Line
Canadian resource with supports for LGBTQ youth including a phone line, website and online peer chat
1-800-268-9688 or text 647-694-4275

Rainbow Resource Centre
Offering services and phone/virtual counselling to the 2SLGBTQ+ community

Trans Life Line

Trans Lifeline is a trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support and resources they need to survive and thrive

Supports for People with Intellectual / Developmental Differences

Inspire Community Outreach
Offering free on-line web resources, art clubs webinars and more

Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY)
An initiative focused on the integration and co – location of services for Manitoban children and youth with disabilities and special needs
204- 452-4311

Newcomer Services

Aurora Family Therapy Centre
Offers a wide variety of programs to newcomers across the lifespan to aid in connecting them with the local community supports

Elmwood Resource Centre

Family Dynamics
A non-profit that provides family supports for Refugees which includes counseling, assessment, goal setting, and advocacy

Islamic Social Service Association
An association that provides family health and social welfare services, inclusive of the many cultural and ethnic groups that comprise the Winnipeg Muslim community. They also provide direct services and supports by collaborating and integrating into main stream health and social services

Manitoba Association of Newcomer Serving Organization

MOSAIC Newcomer Family Resource Centre
A non-profit resource centre that provides parenting classes, EAL classes and family literacy with childcare offered out of four locations (Fort Richmond, Fort Garry, River Heights, Downtown)

Mount Carmel Clinic
Multicultural Wellness program provides care for the mental, emotional and physical health of Newcomers

Neighbourhood Immigrant Settlement Workers Program
A program that provides settlement information and orientation to Newcomers, connect Newcomers with programs and services, host special events for Newcomers to meet their neighbours and promote public awareness about Newcomer issues at nine locations around Winnipeg

NorWest Co-op
Immigrant Women's Counselling services to help women and children

Crisis lines

Adult Mobile Crisis

All Nations Coordinated Response – Child Welfare
 204-944-4050 or 1-866-345-9241

Crisis Response Centre - Mental Health Crisis
817 Bannatyne Avenue

Klinic Crisis Line
204-786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019

Manitoba Association of Women's Shelters
 Confidential provincial toll-free crisis line

Manitoba Suicide Line

Sexual Assault Crisis Line 

Youth Mobile Crisis
204-949-4777 or 1-888-383-2776


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