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Mental Health at McMaster

McMaster Okanagan Office of Health & Well-being

General / Multi-topic Resources

General resources means that the resources listed below offer broad support in improving your state of comfort, happiness, and health.

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What’s Up? - A Mental Health App

What’s Up? is a free app utilizing CBT and ACT methods to help you cope with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and more.

Available in the App Store (IOS and Android).

Moodflow App Learn More

Moodflow is a mood and symptom tracker with a journal that analyzes your data and tells you which factors in your life make you happier and which trigger unpleasant emotions.

Available in the App Store (IOS and Android).

Strengths-Based Actions to Maintain Wellbeing in Times of COVID-19 Learn More

This paper argues that by using our strengths, we can enhance our psychological immunity through pragmatic actions to enhance our daily wellbeing. More importantly, we can reframe and reappraise challenges to build perspective in dealing with global crises such as pandemics and disasters.

Wellness Together Canada Learn More

Wellness Together Canada was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental health and substance use concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding from the Government of Canada. As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation and financial insecurity to substance use concerns and racial inequality. 

Bliss Depression Therapy Learn More

Bliss is an 8 session interactive therapy program for depression that you complete on your own. The program is based on psychotherapy treatment called cognitive behavioural therapy or CBT for short. CBT has been shown to be effective treatment for depression. The program is designed to teach you techniques that have been shown to be effective at improving your mood and mental health.

Real Campus Learn More

Real Campus provides you with therapy, virtual doctor visits, lifestyle counselling, courses, tools and events to improve your mental and physical health.

Good2Talk Learn More

Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. Post-secondary students in Ontario can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.

1-866-925-5454 or Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868

Kids Help Phone Learn More

Kid’s Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.

1-800-668-6868  or text CONNECT to 686868.


Youthspace Learn More is an online crisis & emotional support chat. They listen without judgement, and keep chats confidential & anonymous.

Chat online or text 778-783-0177

Progress Place Warm Line Learn More

Are you feeling lonely, isolated, anxious, depressed or in need of a friendly ear? Chat online, text or call a Warm Line peer support worker.

Between 12pm-8pm, call: 416-323-3721

Between 8pm- Midnight, call: 416-960-9276

Canada Suicide Prevention Service Learn More

Call or text responders if you are in need of help.

Call: 1-833-456-4566

Text: 45645

APA: Coping from the Healthcare Provider's Perspective Learn More

Find out how psychologists over the world suggest that you can better cope with the psychological effects of COVID-19.  

Sharing their insights and working together, psychologists are helping the public, health care workers, nad others cope with the pandemic.

Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series Learn More

National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) offers a series of webinars and small group discussions focused on helping undergraduate students, postbacs, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the sciences develop the resilience needed to thrive in high-knowledge environments.

CBT Thought Diary Learn More

This app helps you to document your negative thoughts, analyze your cognitive shortcoming, and re-evaluate your thoughts, with an aim to improve your emotional health. 

ConnexOntario Learn More

ConnexOntario is an information and referral service, focusing on mental health, addiction and problem gambling services in the province.  Available 24/7 via phone, web-chat and email. You can also use the services via an app. 


Empower Me (Graduate Students) Learn More

Through Empower Me, counselors are completely qualified to support students in crisis. You don’t need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of their services. You could?speak to a life coach about subjects like personal performance, well-being and growth, career, relationships, and finances. 


Looking After Yourself: Self Help Resources for Mental Health Problems Learn More

From Australia’s Centre for Clinical Interventions. This website is a link to more resources for mental health problems including, anxiety, bipolar, perfectionism, self-esteem, and worry.

MindBeacon Learn More

MindBeacon is an online therapy provider and is the only provider that offers Canadians the full spectrum of digital mental health support, including face-to-face live therapy, therapist-guided programs, immediate crisis support and free resources from the Stronger Minds community.. 

More Feet on the Ground Learn More

This online resource is intended to be a one-stop shop for any campus professional or student leader looking to understand more about mental health and refer a student to relevant programs or departments. It was developed to help faculty, administration and campus staff learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus.

We Speak Student (Undergraduate Students) Learn More

To meet and exceed the needs of all students across Canada, as more than just a health benefits program that serves and protects their interests, but a partner that puts the interests of all students first through transparent information and values.

Centre for Mindfulness Studies Learn More

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise offering professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. They provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.