Local Resources

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24/7 Resources
Mental Health and Addiction Services in Peterborough
Other Services – In Whitby & Toronto

24/7 Resources

2-1-1

  • 211 is a free, multilingual, 24/7 helpline answered by Community Navigators who help callers connect with services and programs in their community.  The helpline is supported by a province-wide database of community, social, health and government services, which is also available for the public at 211Ontario.ca.

Connex Ontario

  • Mental Health: 1-866-531-2600
  • Addictions: 1-800-565-8603
  • Problem Gambling: 1-888-230-3505
  • These helplines provide health services information for people having problems with drugs, alcohol, mental illness or gambling.

Four County Crisis

  • Crisis Support: 705-745-6484
  • Toll Free: 1-866-995-9933
  • Crisis intervention support for people from Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough & the City of Kawartha Lakes. Mobile Crisis Intervention Workers provide assessment, supportive counseling, intervention and referral to community resources.

Good2Talk

  • 1-866-925-5454
  • Confidential helpline for mental health counseling and referrals for post-secondary students.

Kawartha Crisis Support

  • 1-866-298-7778
  • Confidential, unconditional and nonjudgmental support and information.

Kids Help Phone

  • 1-800-668-6868
  • Phone counseling, web counseling, for ages 20 & under, free, 24/7, anonymous & confidential, non-judgmental

Lakeridge Health Pinewood Centre (Oshawa)

  • 1-888-881-8878 
  • Supports for people who have drug, alcohol or gambling-related problems. 24-hour telephone crisis support, daily drop-in, groups for youth, adults and families, assessment and referrals to community treatment options, including Residential Withdrawal Management services (detox).

PRHC Emergency Department

  • 705-743-2121
  • PRHC provides unscheduled emergent, urgent and non-urgent patient care to 70,000 adults and children per year. It is the only emergency care facility located in Peterborough. ED staff assess and treat a complete range of patients from the region.

Telecare Distress Line of Peterborough

  • 705-745-2273
  • A local call center which offers a non-judgmental, confidential listening ear to anyone in need.

YWCA Support and Crisis line

  • 705-743-3526
  • 1-800-461-7656 (domestic violence)
  • Text: 705-991-0110
  • Primary focus is on safety, immediate protection from violence and abuse.

Mental Health and Addiction Services in Peterborough

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

  • 705-745-6111
  • A twelve step recovery from alcoholism program offering a wide variety of meeting times, places and groups for men, women and youth.

CMHA – HKPR (Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge branch)

  • 705-748-6687
  • 1-800-990-9956
  • CMHA-HKPR acknowledges the prevalence and challenges of dealing with addictions for people who are also struggling with mental health concerns and provides recovery-oriented supports and services for those with concurrent disorders.

Community Counseling and Resources Centre

  • 705-742-4258
  • Offers short to mid-term model of therapy for individuals, adult families, and couples.

Elizabeth Fry Society

  • 705-749-6809
  • Helps women avoid prison sentences and develop skills to prevent re-offending and further incarceration.

FourCAST

  • 705-876-1292
  • 1-800-461-1909
  • If you or someone you care about is struggling with alcohol, drug or gambling-related problems, FourCAST can help. Staff members have been helping individuals and their families with all severities of addiction for more than 25 years. Working together, they will help you choose and follow the treatment path that is right for you.

Hospice Peterborough

  • 705-742-4042
  • Hospice Peterborough supports individuals and families living with or affected by life-threatening illness and grief.

John Howard Society

  • 705-743-8331
  • Provides prevention, education, reform, aftercare and treatment services for persons who are, or who have the potential to be involved in the Criminal Justice System.

Niijkiwendidaa Services 

  • 705-741-0900
  • Delivers healing services for Anishnaabekwewag and their families.

Narcotics Anonymous

  • A twelve-step recovery from substance use program offering a wide variety of meeting times, places and groups

Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline

  • 1-888-230-3505
  • Free, anonymous and confidential service for problem gamblers, families, friends, co-workers and professionals.

PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network

  • 705-749-9110
  • Provides support to HIV–infected and HIV-affected individuals. Services include confidential counseling, peer support, practical help, referrals and needle exchange.

Peterborough Public Health

  • 705-743-1000
  • PPH offers a wide range of programs and services to improve the living conditions of those in need for the benefit of all.  From health risk prevention to promoting healthy lifestyles, staff work to help keep the Peterborough community safe and strong.

Self-Help Resource Network

  • 1-888-283-8806
  • Connects people to peer support groups and initiatives.

Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic – Peterborough

  • Located in Suite 305 at 159 King St.
  • A drop-in medical clinic (with ER doctors on site) for individuals who are looking for help for their substance use.
  • Currently open mornings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Other Services – In Whitby and Toronto

CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

  • 416-535-8501
  • Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is the largest mental health and addictions teaching hospital and is located in Toronto, Ontario.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

  • 905-430-4055
  • Toll Free: 1-800-341-6323 
  • Provides range of specialized assessment and treatment for people living with complex and serious mental illness and is located in Whitby, Ontario.

* This list was adapted from The 2018 Guide to Resources and Services in Peterborough Region published by PRHC in 2018