Mental Health / Emotional Support

It’s okay not to feel okay. Many people may feel anxious or scared at this time. These are normal responses to unexpected or stressful situations. Disruption to daily routines and distance from family and friends is hard. Reach out to those you care about by phone or video chat, stay active at home, eat healthy meals and get plenty of rest.

If you need mental or emotional support, do not hesitate to reach out for help at no charge.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 705-674-6217



Addiction, Mental Health and Gambling Treatment Services.

COVID Support

Are you feeling anxious, sad, isolated because of COVID-19? Need to chat? Call us. We are here to listen and to support you through this. Phone and video chats available. Free and confidential.


Crisis Intervention Services

Operated by professionals with Health Sciences North, Crisis Intervention Services works with individuals of all ages to provide brief counselling and referral to supportive programs or agencies.
24 hour hotline 705-675-4760

Visit 127 Cedar St, Sudbury. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (no appointment necessary).

Crisis Services Canada

A national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services. 

Elder/Senior's Advocacy North

Phone: 1-800-697-8719


Friendly Caller Program

Providing telephone companionship to isolated seniors

If you would like to receive weekly friendly calls from one of United Way's trained volunteers, please contact: Charlene Legacy, Director of Labour and Community Services

Telephone: 705-560-3330 ext. 223 Email:

Health Sciences North

All Health Sciences North Mental Health and Addictions services (MHA) remain open. We are meeting with clients through virtual or telephone appointments wherever possible. If this is not possible, we will continue to see you in person.

View HSN's MHA information poster.

Visiting Hospice Service

Maison McCulloch Hospice
Phone: 705-674-9252, ext. 236

Visiting Hospice Service is a volunteer support program offered to anyone with a prognosis of 12 months or less, as well to the person caring for their loved one during the end-of-life journey. We are currently offering telephone support calls by trained volunteers. Work is underway to re-open face to face visits specifically to those who live alone and do not have a live-in caregiver. This is pending the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers are trained through Hospice Palliative Care Ontario.

Monarch Recovery Services

Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)

NISA continues to offer peer support by phone and video through Zoom, but our centre at 36 Elgin Street, Sudbury, remains closed.

Peer support available by calling 705-222-6472. Open Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Regional Warm Line available by calling toll-free 1-866-856-9276 between 6 p.m. and midnight.

Check out our latest newsletter for services and happenings at

Older Adult Peer Support

Phone: 705-222-6472 extension 342

Hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free emotional mental health support offered by and for older adults 55+ struggling with loneliness, social isolation, grief and loss, stress, depression, anxiety, physical illness, memory problems, caregiver burnout, housing changes, etc.

Regional Warm Line

Phone: 1-866-856-9276

Hours: Daily 6 p.m. to midnight

Offers a listening ear and peer support to people all across northeastern Ontario who are experiencing any kind of emotional mental health challenges. No one needs a diagnosis to call, just a wish to connect with someone who understands. All calls are confidential.

Réseau ACCESS Network

2S-LGBTQ+ Seniors Program (55+)

The 2S-LGBTQ+ Seniors Program aims to support and empower those who identify as older adults (55+) within the 2S-LGBTQ+ community, to promote healthy relationships, and to increase access to health and social services.  

The older adult’s social programs focus on creating inclusive social programs, activities or initiatives that offer a space where members can come together, find support and overcome isolation while accessing services that are available to and welcoming to 2S-LGBTQ+ older adults.

For more information please contact the Seniors’ Program Coordinator, Adrienne (She/Her) at 705-688-0500 ext.222 or by email at 

NEW Coffee and Chats

Grab a hot drink and join us every Thursday from 10:00 am - 11:00 am for your morning!

Beginning August 6th, Coffee and Chats will be an informal virtual drop-in social group for those who identify as older adults (55+) within the 2S-LGBTQ+ community and their Allies.

How to join: Email Adrienne at or call 705-688-0500, ext 222

Meetings will be held virtually through Zoom (phone, tablet, computer with microphone and/or camera needed). A link for the group will be provided upon registry.

Coffee and Chats Flyer

Reseau ACCESS Facebook Page

2S-LGBTQ+ Older Adult Community Needs Assessment

Public Health Sudbury & Districts

Tips for mental health and additional online links to mental health resources.

The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA-S/M) 

Located in downtown Sudbury, the branch provides services to individuals with mental health issues or a diagnosis of a mental illness within the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts. Across nine programs and services, the organization meets individuals in-person, virtually and over the phone. CMHA-S/M’s purpose is to support healthy people and communities through advocacy and the provision of safe, inclusive and accessible mental health and addictions services. Call 705-675-7252 or use the self referral tool.

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, please note this page was last updated: Nov 7, 2022 at 1:44:18 PM