ATU Local 113 is committed to providing all workers with access to emotional and crisis support services to promote employee well-being and a healthy workplace. Mental health and well-being are just as important as physical health and safety. To assist employees who are looking for help, the following list of services and providers available for workers can be reviewed below.
Every year on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10, the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) works to bring the community together to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities. CASP provides resources and materials to help spread the word about suicide prevention, life promotion, and working together to prevent suicide.
For more information: https://suicideprevention.ca/WSPD
For decades, Spectra Helpline (Peel) and Distress Centres (Toronto) have individually championed and executed the aligned missions of ensuring every individual in need of emotional support or crisis intervention has access to life-sustaining care delivered by highly trained volunteers supported by professional staff.
For more information: https://www.spectrahelpline.org/
Since 1967, Distress Centres has provided 24-hour support for all 365 days in a year to at-risk or most vulnerable individuals in the community. Distress Centres is also Canada’s oldest volunteer-delivered crisis, emotional support and suicide prevention + intervention + postvention service agency.
For more information: https://www.torontodistresscentre.com/
Phone: 416- 408-HELP (4357)
Funded by the Government of Ontario, ConnexOntario provides free and confidential information on health services for people experiencing problems with alcohol, drugs, mental illness and/or gambling.
For more information: https://www.connexontario.ca/
Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centres take on a holistic approach to addiction and mental health treatment. Trafalgar is one of very few treatment centers in Canada that treat addiction in conjunction with underlying mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD.
For more information: https://trafalgarresidence.com/
Phone: +1 855-972-9760
For over 30 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline serves as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line for all women in Ontario who experience any form of abuse.
For more information: https://awhl.org
TTY Line: 1-866-863-7868