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Mental Health


Mental health is our ability to feel, think and act in ways that help us to enjoy life and deal with challenges. This page lists supports available across Halton that you and your loved ones may find helpful.

About mental health

We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. Mental health is our ability to feel, think and act in ways that help us to enjoy life and deal with challenges.

Life involves constant ups and downs. We can never completely get rid of problems or avoid crises. However, by learning how to cope with everyday life events and make positive health choices, you can improve your chances of avoiding emotional and physical illness.

Halton Region Public Health provides information and resources on mental health issues and concerns, including:

Crisis line

Tips to take care of your mental health

  • Structure your daily routine: Be specific about when you will go to bed, get up, exercise, eat, shower, dress, work and clean. Keep your mind focused and busy by controlling what you can.
  • Take care of yourself: Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, practice meditation and get plenty of sleep.
  • Exercise regularly: Exercise helps the body cope with stress. Visit ParticipACTION’s online Physical Activity Resource Guide (external link) for tips on how to stay active at home.
  • Keep a daily journal: Write out thoughts and feelings—it’s an excellent way to process them.
  • Stay positive: Look for opportunities that can help you laugh and have a bit of fun. Focus your energy on positive thinking, and practice being grateful for what you have.
  • Make daily social connections: Set times for when you will phone, text, email or video chat with people you care about.
  • Seek support when you need it: Regularly reach out to loved ones or call a mental health professional in the community if you need support.

Mental health resources

If you are currently receiving mental health and addictions services and supports, please contact your service provider to learn about potential virtual care options.

If you (or someone you know) are experiencing thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, please call 9-8-8.

For everyone
For children and youth
For young adults

Good2Talk (external link)
Free, confidential support service for post-secondary students that provides counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.

For parents

Whether you are pregnant or already a parent, you can connect with HaltonParents team of public health nurses by phone, email or social media.

For older adults

Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (external link)
Provides a list of mental health resources for seniors looking for support.

For workplaces

Workplace Mental Health