People You Can Talk To
EarlyON Child and Family Centres
Parents/guardians can call EarlyOn Child and Family Centres to access evidence-based child development and parenting information and resources; to re-learn the tune or words to a favourite children’s song; or to learn more about the supports and resources available to you and your family throughout Waterloo Region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call them today at 519-741-8585 ext. 3001.
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis—any painful emotion and anytime you need support, providing access to free, 24/7 support via text. Text HOME to 741741 to reach a Crisis Counselor, or select the link above for more information
A phone and texting service that offers confidential support to post-secondary students. Select the link above to learn more or call 1-866-925-5454.
Kids Help Phone
Kids and teens 18 and younger who need to talk to someone about their mental health (or anything else!) can call 1-800-668-6868 or text “CONNECT” to 686868, for 24/7 support. No judgement, totally private, 24/7. Adults can text WELLNESS to 741741.
Parents/guardians can send an email via the Parenting Now website and an Experienced Parent will message back to arrange a telephone chat about parenting. They welcome your questions and stories.
Talk for Healing
Talk for Healing is a culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages all across Ontario. Select the link above for more information and/or to live chat, or call 1-855-554-HEAL (4325).
Waterloo Region Family Network
All of their programs are available to families and individuals with exceptional learning and developmental needs. No formal diagnosis is required. For more information, select the link above or call 519-886-9150 ext 1.