I am a post-secondary student, how can Good2Talk Ontario help me?

Good2Talk is a free, 24/7, confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario.

What is Good2Talk?

Good2Talk can help you address a wide range of issues that can impact your mental health and well-being, including depression, anxiety, addiction, academic stress, personal or family relationships, loneliness, identity, financial concerns and other challenges.

You can receive professional counselling, volunteer crisis support, and information and referrals about mental health services and supports on and off campus.

How do I connect with Good2Talk?

  • Phone 1-866-925-5454 to connect with a community navigator. Community navigators support callers by conducting an initial assessment. Next, you’ll either receive information about support resources nearest you and/or a community-based referral or be connected with a professional counsellor at Good2Talk. If you select a language other than English or French, you can also be connected with a professionally trained interpreter in the language of your choice who can help you communicate with a team member at Good2Talk. Ontario post-secondary students can access Good2Talk’s free phone service in 100+ languages with the help of a professionally trained interpreter. 
  • Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 to chat with a trained volunteer crisis responder. Available in English and French. Crisis responders are trained, dedicated volunteers from across Canada who are passionate about helping young people and are supervised by professional staff.
  • Website: Check out the Good2Talk Ontario website for more information on service information and additional support resources. 

What services can I find on the Good2Talk.ca/Ontario website? 

  • Campus and Community Services Directory: Good2Talk’s Campus and Community Services Directory is an online platform to find local resources on and off campus, based on school name or desired location, with resources in the areas of academic success, accessibility and advocacy, basic needs, and much more. 
  • Peer-to-Peer Community: The Peer-to-Peer Community is an online support forum where youth can anonymously share their personal experiences with other students, offer inspiration, and ask questions to connect, comfort, and cheer each other on. The platform is moderated by paid staff and provides space for forums specific to students and other communities.
  • Good2Talk Student Support Abroad: Good2Talk has 9 international toll-free numbers for Ontario students on exchange or outside of Canada on break and international students returning home during the holidays in order to maintain consistent access to mental health support wherever they are located. International toll-free numbers are currently available for China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. 
  • Connect with a System Navigation Specialist: Connect with a system navigation specialist who will provide up-to-date, confidential, and free information on mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services available in your local area. A navigation specialist can answer questions, make referrals, and inform about wait times to access services and facilities. Immediate translation is available online on webchat.
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