Guelph Mental Health Service Providers

Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington Dufferin (formerly Trellis and CMHA)

  • Promotes the mental health of all people and provides support to individuals who are experiencing mental health and concurrent disorder issues.
  • Focuses on combating mental health issues, eliminating stigma and working toward an inclusive community.
  • Offer other services like assisting with employment, education, housing, early intervention for youth and peer support for people with mental health issues. 

CMHA Walk-in Service for Children, Youth and Families (ages 6-17)

  • Walk-in and meet with a Mental Health Clinician to discuss your service needs
  • When: Tuesdays, 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Where: 485 Silvercreek Pkwy. N. Guelph


Lutherwood provides a variety of services to assist children and their families coping with mental health challenges. They provide residential treatment and assessment services, family crisis and prevention counselling, community and school-based interventions and operate a youth shelter.

Community Torchlight (Distress Centre)

Offers free, telephone-based listening, support, referral, seniors reassurance call-out and crisis assistance (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) by trained staff and volunteers. All calls are confidential. Unless requesting emergency services, you do not need to identify yourself or give any information which might identify your location.

If you need to talk, we are here to listen whenever you need us.

Crisis Line
Call if you are experiencing a mental Health Challenge or suicide crisis or if you are a concerned family member or friend.

519-821-0140 /

Distress Line
Call to connect with a caring empathetic listener if you are lonely, confused or in distress about your circumstances and need someone to talk to.

519-821-3760 /
Youth Support Line519-821-5469
Anything goes - from trouble with homework to dealing with loss and grief to thoughts of suicide, kids can talk to Kids Help Phone about anything. Professional counsellors provide anonymous, confidential and non-judgemental support.
The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario with a live answer 24/7 service that is confidential and free.

A helpful Information and Referral Specialist will answer your call, email or web chat and can:

  • provide information about counselling services and supports in your community
  • listen, offer support and provide strategies to help you meet your goals
  • provide basic education about mental illness

For a full listing of resources see the Open Mind - Mental Health Resources brochure from the Canadian Mental Health Association.