Mental Health

Mental Health and Addictions Resource Directory

The World Health Organization defines mental health as “A state of well-being in which every individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a meaningful contribution to their community.”

Find mental health and addiction support throughout Brant County. Access the free supports and resources listed below: 

Contact Information 
A Friendly Voice A program for seniors who may be feeling lonely or isolated.  Note: the program is not a counselling service, crisis line or referral service. PH: 1-855-892-9992
Contact Brant  643 Park Road North, Brantford, ON, N3T 5L8 ​Contact Brant is the first place to contact to get services for children and youth with emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns. We help you navigate and connect to community services, understand available resources and receive
coordinated supports.
PH: 519-758-8228 
Toll Free: 1-877-613-3422
Alzheimer Society of Brant 25 Bell Lane, Suite 100 Brantford, ON N3T 1E1 A local agency that delivers health promotion, advocacy and support services to people with dementia, those at greatest risk of developing dementia, and their caregivers. PH: (519) 759-7692
BGC Brantford Boys & Girls Club Brantford 2 Edge St. Brantford, ON L3T 6H1 A local organization providing a wide variety of programs for children 16 months – 18 yrs. PH: (519) 752-2964
Canadian Mental Health Association 44 King Street, Suite 203
Brantford, ON
N3T 3C7
A local agency targeted at adults with mental illness and their families.  Provides case management, supported housing, court support & diversion, social/recreational programs, family education and support, mental health promotion and prevention PH: (519) 752-2998
Early ON
30 Bell Lane,
Brantford, ON N3T 0CT
A provincial agency and community center that provides free early childhood educational programs to parents and caregivers from birth up to 6 years. PH: (519) 759-3833
Email: See website for e-mail access
Hope for Wellness Helpline Mental health counselling and crisis support for indigenous peoples across Canada. PH: 1-855-242-3310
Lansdowne Children Center
39 Mt. Pleasant
Brantford, ON
N3T 1S7
A local agency that provides families and caregivers with direct services and programs to families with children who have developmental delays and or other health challenges up to 18 years of age PH: (519) 753-3155
Nova Vita Women’s Shelter
59 North Park
Brantford, ON N3R 4J8
A local agency that provides homeless and/or abused women and their children with a safe space. Clients can access programs and counselling services. PH: (519) 752-1005
Rosewood House
42 Nelson St.
Brantford, ON N3T 2M8
Rosewood is dedicated to providing quality shelter services to the homeless as well as developing programs to assist people in overcoming the root causes of their homelessness. PH: (519) 750-1547
St. Leonard’s Addictions and Mental Health
P.O. Box 638
133 Elgin Street,
Brantford, ON N3T 5P9
A local agency that provides 24//7 Crises response and free counselling to clients with addictions and related mental health concerns. Crises 24/7    PH: 519-759-8830
St. Joseph’s Healthcare
99 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
Brantford, ON
L8N 3K7
Regional service to assist family, community, and long-term care providers in the continuing care of older adults with complex cognitive, emotional, and behavioural disorders. PH: (519) 752-3636
905-522-1155 ext. 36396
The Grand River Council on Aging (GRCOA)
363 Colborne Street
Brantford, ON
N3S 3N2
A registered charitable non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging an “age-friendly community” for all residents.  The GRCOA supports the social participation and inclusion of seniors through education and activities for successful and healthy aging. PH: 519-754-0777 ext. 438
Woodview Mental Health & Autism Services
643 Park Road North,
Brantford, ON N3T 5L8
A local agency that provides mental health direct services and programs to families of children up to age 18 years. PH: (519) 751-0671
WHYNOT Youth Center
368 Coulbourne St.
Brantford, ON N3S 3N3
A local non-government youth center providing mental health supports, meals, food and a safe non-judgmental environment. PH: (519) 759-2221

​Anxiety Canada

​Anxiety Canada offers established to raise awareness about anxiety, and to support access to proven resources and treatment. It offers free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety.

​Best Start

​Best Start is a provincial agency that provides free maternal newborn and early child development education, resources, programs and supports for parents, caregivers and educators about child health care, and mental health.

​British Columbia Center for Disease Control

​The BCCDC provides provincial and national leadership in disease surveillance, detection, treatment, prevention and consultation. The Center also provides mental health and substance use educational resources.

​Canadian Center for Child Protection

​CCCP is a national organization that provides free evidenced based information, programs and resources focused on legal child protection, prevention of child exploitation, physical and mental mal-treatment issues to protect and support children 0- 18 years.  Provides mental health supports and information for children of trauma.

​Center for Addictions and Mental Health

​CAMH is a national organization dedicated to providing educational resources and services for treatment of addictions and related mental health issues.

​Canadian Mental Health Association

​CMHA is a national organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness. It provides direct client services, and on-line education and support services at the local, provincial and national level.

​Canadian Center on Substance Use

​CCSA is a national organization providing resources on the spectrum of substances. It provides up to date evidenced based research and information to professionals and families.

​Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange (CATIE)

​CATIE provides up-to-date information about HIV and hepatitis C. It offers people living with HIV or hepatitis C, at-risk communities, healthcare providers and community organizations the knowledge, resources, and expertise to reduce transmission and improve quality of life.

​Crises Service Canada

​Crisis Services Canada (CSC) is a national network of existing distress, crisis, and suicide prevention line services. The network provides support and resources to any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

​Connex Ontario

​Connex Ontario is a provincial government 24/7 call center for confidential one point access to all provincial mental health and addictions services and supports.

​Drug Free Kids Canada

​DFK Canada is a National Program providing best practice drug use prevention resources and tools to engage, empower and educate parents to prevent problematic substance use disorders.


​ is a non-profit initiative of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario dedicated to improving the mental health of children, youth, and families. It provides a directory of over 1,200 mental health organizations and services containing relevant focused populations information and across the life span., over 130 topic specific info sheets, 45 Screening tools, information about mental health events and other free available resources for public and health care professionals in both official languages.

​Health Canada Mental Health

​Health Canada is a federal government institution responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. Its website provides access to free education resources, research, statistics, and directory of crises contact information in Canada.

​Knowledge Institute on Child Youth Mental Health and Addictions

​The Knowledge Institute on Child Youth Mental Health and Addictions is a provincial organization that provides free evidenced based resources, educational materials and programs for youth and young adults from 10 to 25 years old.

​Mental Health Ontario Prenatal Education

​A provincial government organization that provides pre- and post-natal mental health education, strategies, and links to supports for clients.

​Mental Health Commission of Canada

​The MHCC is a national organization that offers mental health programs, trainings, and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians in both personal life and in workplaces.

​Ontario Harm Reduction Network

​The OHRN is funded by Ontario Ministry of Health and provides training, networking opportunities and consultations to harm reduction service providers and agencies from across Ontario. Its website contains information and research regarding substance use harm reduction strategies.

​Ontario Physical Health and Education Association

​OPHEA is a provincial agency providing educators, parents and caregivers with free mental health resources and tools.

​Physical Health and Education Canada

​PHE Canada is a national organization focusing on healthy growth and development of children ages JK – 12. It provides free activities and resources to foster positive mental health and well-being.

​Substance Use and Resource Exchange

​SURE provides evidenced based tools and resources to help communities develop and implement initiatives to address substance use as well as to protect and promote the health and safety of people who use substances.

​The Mothers Program

​A website providing medical, education and other information and resources to women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or are new mothers.

​The Psychology Foundation of Canada

​PFC is a national mental health organization that provides free evidenced based resources, programs and information for families and workplaces.

Contact Information
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration SAMHSA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides evidence-based resources, programs and information on substance use and mental health.
World Health Organization WHO is a global organization that offers free resources and publications on mental health.
World Federation of Mental Health WFMH is a worldwide organization that aims to promote mental health, prevent mental health disorders, and improve treatment and recover of people with mental health disorders. It offers virtual courses, publications and other resources pertaining to mental health.
​Date of Event
​Bell Let’s Talk Day ​January 25, 2023
​Alzheimer Awareness Month ​January

Psychology Month
Pink Shirt Day
​February 22, 2023
Random Acts of Kindness Week
​February 14-18, 2023
March ​Brain Awareness Week ​March 13-19, 2023


​World Health Day ​April 7, 2023
International Day of Pink​ ​April 5, 2023
​National Caregivers Day ​April 5, 2023
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​National Child and Youth Mental Health Day ​May 7, 2023
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
​May 17, 2023
​Mental Health Week ​May 1-7, 2023
​World Schizophrenia and Psychosis Day ​May 24, 2023
World No Tobacco Day ​May 31, 2023

June​ ​ ​ ​
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​World Elder Abuse Awareness Day ​June 15, 2023
​Seniors Month in Ontario ​June
​Brain Injury Awareness Month ​June
​National Indigenous History  Month ​June
​Action Anxiety Day ​June 10, 2023
​International Day Against Drug Abuse and Ilicit Trafficking ​June 26, 2023
​PTSD Awareness Day ​June 27, 2023
​July ​International Self-Care Day ​July 24, 2023

International Youth Day​ ​August 12, 2023
International Overdose Awareness Day ​August 31, 2023

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​World First Aid Day ​​September 10, 2023
​World Suicide Prevention Day ​​September 10, 2023
​National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ​September 30, 2023

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October​ ​

Mental Illness Awareness Week​ ​October 1-7, 2023
​National Seniors Day ​October 1, 2023
​World Mental Health Day ​October 10, 2023
​Dress Purple Day for Child Abuse Prevention Awareness ​October 27, 2023
​Child Abuse Prevention Month ​October


​National Child Day ​November 20, 2023
​Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week ​November 20, 2023
​National Addiction Awareness Week ​November 19-25,  2023
​International Day of Persons with Disabilities ​December 2, 2023
​Anti-Bullying Day December 17, 2023
​SafeTALK – Suicide Prevention Training Session ​October 11, 2022 ​9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
SafeTALK – Suicide Prevention Training
​​November 22, 2022 ​9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on the SafeTalk training session and to register, click here.


Drugs & Youth- What Adults Need to Know

Building Meaningful Connections with Youth 

​September 28, 2022
​6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
​Drugs & Youth- What Adults Need to Know
Understanding Substance Use
October 19, 2022​ ​6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
​Drugs & Youth- What Adults Need to Know
Early Identification and Intervention
November 9, 2022​ ​6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

​Drugs & Youth- What Adults Need to Know
​November 23, 2022
​6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
​Drugs & Youth- What Adults Need to Know
Community Supports
​December 14, 2022
​6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information on the Drugs & Youth Mini-Series and to register for the event, click here.