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Healthy Minds Youth Mental Health and Wellness Resource List

April 19, 2023

Service Navigation and Free Counselling


211 Manitoba is a free, confidential, 24/7 service that connects individuals to health, and social services that are available across the province

Anxiety Canada

An online resource providing self-help information, programs and workshops

Canadian Mental Health Association Service Navigation Hub and Peer Support (Housing, Mental Health, Advocacy, Education, etc.)

Service Navigation specialists help navigate the complex system of care

Futures Forward

Supports youth in a variety of areas including mental health, housing, employment, education, and financial counselling to assist with successful transitions into adulthood

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

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

A confidential website and helpline to help navigate addiction services and supports

Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

The Manitoba Advocate supports and advises children, youth, and young adults of their rights and the services which should be available to them in the areas of child welfare, justice, mental health, education, adoption, addiction, disabilities and victim support

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

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

Resource Assistance for Youth (RAY)

A full service hub of programs that you can choose from including; meals, advocacy, housing, mental health and addiction supports and employment and education opportunities

Teen Clinics

Teen Clinics are confidential health clinics only for teens. In Winnipeg, there is a Teen Clinic open almost every night of the week

Women’s Health Clinic

Counselling programs are for girls, women, Two-Spirit, genderqueer, non-binary and trans people ages 13+

Indigenous Services

Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.

Provides Indigenous programs and services that focus on wellness, wholeness and the strengths of Indigenous people

Kids Help Phone Teen Line

24/7 free confidential online, texting and telephone counselling. Indigenous people can connect with an Indigenous volunteer crisis responder, when available, by messaging FIRST NATIONS, INUIT or METIS to 686868 for young people and 741741 for adults
1-800-668-6868 or text 686868

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, Ojibwe 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

Indian Residential Schools Crisis line

The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.


Connects children and 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 Lifeline

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)

A one stop shop for Manitoban children and youth with disabilities and special needs

Newcomer Services

Elmwood Community Resource Centre – ERC

Newcomer organization that offers counselling, housing and employment supports for youth
204-982-1720 ext. 205

IRCOM (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organizations of Manitoba)

IRCOM provides services to newcomer families for housing, programs and services

NEEDS INC ( Newcomers Employment and Education Development Services)

In partnership with multiple Winnipeg school divisions, NEEDS Centre Community Connectors are working with school staff and service providers to provide additional orientation information to recently arrived refugee children and youth.


Newcomer Youth Wellness Program helps you connect with other youth in the community while increasing your knowledge and skills around mental, physical and social health

Safe Spaces

The Link: Youth and Family Supports (Formerly Macdonald Youth Services)

A safe place for youth to stay overnight or short-term. The resource centre is available to youth on a walk-in basis around the clock & provides basic needs like food, a shower, counselling, advocacy referrals for additional help and resources


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

WE 24

West End 24 Hour Safe Space for Youth (also known as WE24) operates out of 430 Langside Street and provides an overnight space for youth ages 13-26 to rest, relax, access food, resources, and basic needs, in a supportive, kind, and warm environment
204-783-5000 or 204-333-9681

Resource Assistance for Youth

The Housing Department connects youth with affordable and suitable permanent housing, while also providing tenancy and life skills support
204-783-5617 ext. 202

Crisis lines

Youth Mobile Crisis

204-949-4777 or 1-888-383-2776

Crisis Response Centre - Mental Health Crisis (18+)

817 Bannatyne Avenue 204-940-1781

Klinic Crisis Line

204-786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019

Manitoba Suicide Line


Sexual Assault Crisis Line


All Nations Coordinated Response – Child Welfare

204-944-4050 or 1-866-345-9241


Always There

Calm in the Storm


Smiling Mind

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