We have assembled links to resources here for you to find additional non-pharmacological based ADHD support within Ontario.
Crisis and Emergency Services
Should you ever feel you are in need of urgent, emergency support, please contact one of the providers below.
Toronto Distress Centres: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP
Gerstein Centre: 416 929-5200
Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents
TTY: 905 278-4890
Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese
Assaulted Women's Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511
Kids Help Phone: 1 800 668-6868;
Community Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital: 416 495-2891
Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Avenue, east to Port Union Road, and west to Victoria Park
Durham Crisis and Mental Health Line: 905 666-0483
Distress Centre Halton:
Milton/Halton Hills: 905-877-1211
Finding a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner
If you are looking for a health provider to support you, these two resources may be helpful.
You can register for Health Care Connect and the Ministry of Health will help you get connected to one.
Search for a doctor through Ontario's College of Physicians and Surgeons: Physician Search
Finding Therapy and CBT Resources
If you are looking for therapy or CBT support within Ontario, these are organizations that you can look into.
ADHD Therapists in Ontario
Psychology Today has curated this list of counselling options for registered psychologists and counsellors in the Ontario area who are experienced with ADHD.
Ontario Mental Health Support
The government of Ontario offers a consolidated list of support sources categorized by groups (e.g., resources for work, newcomers to Canada)
AbilitiCBT - Free for Ontario residents
Online therapist-guided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT is one of the most effective forms of therapy and you will work through activities and exercises that lead to changes in your mindset.
Mindbeacon - Can be covered by some insurance
Mindbeacon offers a variety of mental health support including guided CBT programs, live therapy sessions and in-person CBT clinics. Access to a 24/7 crisis text line is also offered.
Subscription-based interactive skills self-help program that provides CBT-based training for depression and anxiety
Anxiety Canada Mindshift App
Mindshift uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based tools to help users reorient thinking and their behavioural strategies. The anxiety app is free for users, with additional offerings such as group therapy offered at a fee.
Finding a Virtual Support Group
Frida Community and Circles
Frida now has an online discord community for Frida patients, as well as Frida Circles, a series of peer support groups that meet-up on a weekly basis. If you are interested, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Support Groups
CADDAC Support Groups, organized by region
CADDAC runs a series of support groups, divided by region and group (e.g., parents, young adults)
CADDAC Support Finder
Annie from CADDAC will connect you with support groups and other resources within your area. Please contact CADDAC using the information listed.