Student Wellness

The following are  a list of local and national agencies designed to help young adults with a variety of issues.  Click on the heading to see more information about where you can turn for support:


Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth – community-based, accredited mental health agency for children and youth, 0-18 years of age and their families who are having difficulties in their lives.

Carleton Place office  613-257-8260

Smiths Falls office  613-283-8260

Toll free 1-877-232-8260


Lanark County Mental Health– community based mental health service responding to Lanark County adults and transitional aged youth (17 years and over) who experience mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, trauma, anxiety, depression or symptoms of psychosis.

Carleton Place office  613-257-5915

Smiths Falls office  613-283-2170


Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO) – a non-profit, volunteer driven family support organization for families whose children, youth or young adults up to age 24 are dealing with mental health issues.



The Mental Health Helpline– provides information about mental health services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. Our service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.



Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)– the Mental Health Program provides a range of specialized mental health services for children and youth, including prevention, early intervention, and more intensive diagnostic and treatment services. In partnership with the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (Youth Program), a range of specialized psychiatric and mental health services are provided.



Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre– The Royal and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) have partnered to form the Children and Youth – Specialized Psychiatric and Mental Health Services program (CY-SPMHS). This program delivers specialized psychiatric and mental health services for children and youth under shared regional leadership and using a centralized intake process. Youth mental health specialists from both organizations collaborate to offer the best possible care to young people in our region.



Hotel Dieu Hospital-Kingston  –  Urgent Consult Clinic-Child and Adolescent Psychiatry  The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides comprehensive psychiatric services to children and adolescents suffering from psychiatric disorders up to 18 years of age. Geographically, we serve the areas that make up the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Champlain LHIN including Kingston, Trenton, Belleville, Brockville, Perth, Smiths Falls, and surrounding communities.



Hopital Montfort – Hôpital Montfort’s Mental Health team offers specialized care based on an inter-disciplinary approach that centres on the patient’s objectives. To more effectively meet the needs of the public, the Program operates in three areas: in-patient services, out-patient services and community services.



Tri County Addictions Services (Tri-Cas) – to assist persons in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville counties who may be at risk of developing, or currently experiencing, family and personal difficulties related to alcohol, other drugs, gambling, or co-occurring mental health and addiction problems – to overcome those problems through counselling, education, prevention and health promotion activities.




Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre–  provides youth and families in need with integrated, evidence-based addiction treatment, delivered by competent professionals within a caring and compassionate environment.



Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services–  offers various programs for youth and families who struggle with substance abuse



The Ottawa Addictions Access and Referral Services (OAARS) – the gateway to health services needed by persons aged 16 and over who are concerned about their alcohol or drug use and need help. This service is offered in French and English.

OAARS acts as a navigator in the health care system to help its clients obtain the appropriate services. It conducts summary assessments and directs clients to services in the Ottawa area based on the needs of each person. OAARS also provides information and support services.



Drug and Alcohol Helpline  –  provides information about drug and alcohol addiction services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. Our service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.



Hopewell– offers support to individuals struggling with an eating disorder, as well as their families and friends.



Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

1-800-660-5853 – Health Action Line



Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood Ottawa (PPO) is a pro-choice organization promoting healthy sexuality and supporting informed sexual and reproductive health choices through education, counselling, information, and referral services.



Distress Centre – Lanark Leeds and Grenville– At a distress centre you can find a listening ear for lonely, depressed, and/or suicidal people, usually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Many centres also have Suicide Survivor programs, support services for youth, telephone call out programs for seniors and vulnerable people, mental health Crisis Lines services and much more.



Kids Help Phone–  free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counseling service for youth.



211 – helps people find the right community and social services. Free. Confidential. Live answer 24/7.

call 211


Lesbian, Gay Bi, Trans Youth line –  confidential and non-judgmental peer support and referral services.




PFLAG Canada is Canada’s only national organization that helps all Canadians with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. PFLAG Canada supports, educates and provides resources to all individuals with questions or concerns, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



LGBT Lanark County

Committed to encouraging support and education. Our goal is to help the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender members of our community to feel safe, welcome and supported.


Victim Services Lanark County –  Community and volunteer based crisis response program that provides a variety of immediate, short-term crisis assistance to persons affected by crime, tragic circumstance and disaster.




Lanark County Interval House– provides support to women and their children who are immediately threatened by abuse and gender based violence.  They offer shelter and residential, transitional support, outreach and public education programs.


24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-267-7946 or (613) 257-5960 or TTY: (613) 257-1952