Mental Health Resources in Kingston, Ontario

If you are looking for ways to support you, or others, to build resilience and mental well-being during these interesting times.

Last updated March 21, 2020

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Finding a way to support your mental health in times of uncertainty, change and stress to continue gracefully and productively. Women Mean Business Network Special Guest Presenter is Sherry Lachine, founder of Broadmind.

Mental Health Resources

Service 211 (directory) Call 211 for any social service in Ontario 24/7

Service Kids Help Phone – 24/7 Call to chat and connect at anytime 1-800-668-6868 Text CONNECT to 686868 Service Good to Talk – 24/7 Free – confidential post secondary students 1-866-925-5454 Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Service Crisis Line Addictions – Mental Health 24/7 crisis line 613544-4229

Service Crisis Lines across Canada Kingston 24 hr line 613-544-4229

Service Sexual Assault Centre (SAC)

Psychology Today – find a therapist

Workplace Standard The new standard for psychological health and safety – make your workplace safe – download for free Contact Broadmind for implementation assistance Website

ConnexOntario 1-866-531-2600 App, website – health service information 24/7 Training

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills Suicide training

Website Brene Brown, Susan Davies, Simon Sinek, Johann Hari,

Service Self-Management for Addiction Recovery Service EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Treatment helping treat PTSD

Bell Let’s Talk – Kelly Scanlan, Mental health Analogy

7 Cups of Tea Online therapy for anxiety and depression

Free University Courses

Service OLLIN • Indigenous of Turtle Island and global

Resource For Teens

Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents: WEBSITE

Community Events and Festivals

Cultural awareness and connections Service Naloxone Training: Drum circles, singing, teachings • Arts/crafts, vibrational soundscapes, meditations and mindfulness •Two-spirit LGBTQ+ talking circles •  - Street Health, Travis Mitchell (naloxone training) 613-549-1440 x6112 or 613-888-1760

Find a Social Worker .asp

Food, Health and Mood Dr Mark Hyman

Mental Health advocate

Exercise focus to health

Service and Website Telephone coaching and videos 1-866-345-0224

Hotel Dieu Hospital Child and Youth Psychiatry - Service Peer Support Queen St. Number=3  

Psychotherapy Matters Virtual Clinic

Application Meditation for sleep/anxiety concerns Download from iTunes or Google Play;

Technique Havening Therapy


Resources Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

Rootd Panic attack breathing training.


Application Headspace Mindful Thinking lessons/selfcare :

For seniors and complex cases. Service ACTT (Assertive Community Treatment Team)

The Mane Intent Horse-Inspired Wellness (Equine Therapy), Peterborough area 705-295-6618

Service Resolve Counselling -16 types of counselling.

Free counselling for women & free financial/credit counselling: 417 Bagot St. / 613-549-7850

Application The Mighty – Making Health About People : Available on the Apple App Store or go to

Big White Wall Online mental health community accessible any tie, anywhere. px?ReturnUrl=%2f


Service Devon Cosgrove Registered Holistic Nutritionist; and

Service and Website CMHA BounceBackTelephone coaching and videos

Service Mental Health and substance use information

Service Employment Standards php / 416-326-7160 or 800-531-5551

Service Queen’s Legal Aid / 613-533-6890

Service Meditation, breathing app

Service Pregnancy, birth and baby helpline

Service Good Food Box Fresh food at great prices for pick up : n/?ref=page_internal

Service Detox Centre Short term stays, non medical

Technique Feel – Felt - Found How do you feel…?

Service Group Nar-Anon Family Groups Thurs @ 7:30 816 Centennial Dr

Technique Distress Tolerance Box Create a box with items for all 5 senses (i.e. journal, gum, headphones, candle etc)

Service Addiction and Mental health Services NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – panel made up of family members and individuals experiencing mental illness – course for front line and family

Service Providence Care – Art Hive Tues/Thurs 1-3 open to patients, staff, volunteers, family, visitors

Elizabeth Fry Society

Victims Services 613-548-4834

Service Quinte District Rehabilitation 613-966-5015

Homecare 613-966-3530

Service Self-Management Programs for the community / Contact Danielle Deptuk at KCHC 613-542-2949 x1179 • Living well with chronic disease • Living well with pain • Living well with diabetes • Powerful tools for caregivers • Getting the most from your healthcare appointment • Cancer: Thriving and surviving

Service Kingston Community Health Centres • Social work • Immigrant services • Pathways to education • Medical/dental • Early on Service Phone lines Mental health helpline – 1-866-531-2600

Telehealth – 1-866-797-0000

Service The Salvation Army Family and community services: • Supervised access • Emergency food pantry • Outreach • Housing resource centre • Tenant-landlord mediation

Service One Roof Hub for youth services in Kingston

Service HARS HIV/Aids Regional Services

Service Other Self Management Programs – workshops for professionals

• Choices and Changes • Brief action planning • The empathy effect - 613-542-2949 x1180 / Constantin Mugenga

Service Massages for 25$ Trillium College nt-massage/

Service Street Health A part of Kingston Community Health Centres, Street Health Centre is a multi-service harm reduction health centre open 365 days a year offering education, treatment and youth services through a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, outreach workers and counsellors.

Service Kids Get Stressed Too! School aged program – helping children manage their emotions and stress

Service Substance use and brain injury

Service Bullpub Resources  

Service and Website Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research at McMaster University Dr James MacKillop, Dr. Jason Busse

Broadmind Mental Health Reading List

“Crucial Conversations” Tools for talking when stakes are high.  (Emotions are high, opinions differ and stakes are high).  Patterson

“The Happiness Advantage” Positive Psychology Principles to fuel success and performance – overall happiness.  Shawn Achor

“5 Love Languages” Book to learn about how the different ways we give and receive love -  Gary Chapmen.

“Making Work Work” Book to learn about creating a better work environment.  Shola Richards

“Tribe” Tribe is a look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the challenges veterans face returning to society. Sebastien Junger

“Loving What is” Book to learn about enjoying your life

“Why Didn’t You Say That in the First Place?” Communication challenges and techniques

52 ways to beat depression naturally - Nicole McCance

“Feeling Good” Dr. David Burns

“The Body Keeps the Score” Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.  Bessel Van der Kolk

“Mind Over Mood”  Padesky and Greenberger, CBT based

“The Power of Now” Eckhart Tolle

“The 4 Agreements” A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom By Don Miguel Ruiz

“Healthy at 100” John Robbins – scientifically proven secrets of the world’s healthiest and longest living people.

You Are A BadA** Author Jen Sincero

Hotdogs Anonymous A children’s book written by Dr. Sarah Bridges.

Kids Books “What to do When you Worry too Much” Dawn Huebner PhD

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens - Michael A Thompkins PhD & Jonathon Barkin PhD

The brain that Changes Itself -Norman Doidge, MD

“Healthy at 100” John Robbins – scientifically proven secrets of the world’s healthiest and longest living people.

"Our Wild Calling "- Richard Louv - How connecting with animal can transform our lives and save others

 Sherry Lachine

About the Author

Sherry Lachine, B.Eng, MSc. Appl. Psych

Sherry is the owner of Broadmind, a company with a focus on strategies for mental health, in workplaces, communities and for individuals.  She started her career as a Professional Engineer in the Canadian military then became a mental health professional with an MSc in Applied Psychology.  She has instructed Mental Health First Aid in every province and supports the veteran and first responder community with Wounded Warriors Canada.  She is the President of the board of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Kingston.


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