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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

If you or your child are in crisis, please call:
Health Sciences North Crisis Line
705.675.4760 (available 24 hours a day/365 days a year)
Toll free: 1.877.841.1101

We recognize that these are stressful times for students and families.

Visit the links below for resources to help you navigate this journey.

Your Social Work Team

Click the document below to meet the Rainbow District School Board social work team.


The Ontario government has announced an expansion of online and virtual mental health supports – including BounceBack – to help Ontarians navigate the difficult realities of the pandemic.

Is BounceBack® right for you?

BounceBack® is a free, guided self-help program that’s effective in helping people ages 15 + who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.

Participants receive telephone coaching, skill-building workbooks and online videos to help them overcome these symptoms and gain new skills to regain positive mental health.

To receive telephone coaching support, clients must either be referred by their primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner) or psychiatrist, or they can self-refer, as long as they’re connected with a primary care provider. For those who are not quite ready for coaching, the online videos provide helpful tips.

BounceBack® is not a crisis service, psychotherapy or counselling, but a life-skills program that participants work with to develop coping techniques to help overcome challenges. Typically, participants take 3 to six 6 to complete the program.

If BounceBack® is right for you, get started with more information for Youth (15 to 18) or Adults (19+).

If BounceBack® isn’t the right support you need, find a local CMHA branch, other provincial mental health supports, or try these mental health tips to help you manage during COVID-19

BounceBack® (Youth 15+)
BounceBack® (Adults 19+)

More Mental Health Resources

Kids Help Phone
How can I cope with my feelings about the future?
School Mental Health Ontario
Everyday Mentally Healthy Classroom
How to support student mental health during COVID-19
Talking to children about COVID-19 and its impact
Bell Let's Talk
Child Mind Institute -
Talking to your kids about Coronavirus
COMPASS Parental Support
Domestic Violence and Mental Health Resources
Grief Recovery -
How to talk to your children about Coronavirus COVID-19 Youth Mental Health Resource Hub
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the Coronavirus
Mental Health Commission of Canada -
Coping with Stress, Anxiety, and Substance Abuse during COVID-19
National Association of School Psychologists -
Talking to your children about COVID-19
Psychology Today -
How to talk to kids and teenagers about the Coronavirus
Psychology Tools -
Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
The Psychology Foundation of Canada -
Kids Have Stress Too!®
Coronavirus (COVID-19)


September 2, 2020

As we approach the start of the new school year, Compass wants to remind students, teachers, parents and caregivers that we are open and providing child and youth mental health services in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts.

April 8, 2020

Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, Compass wants to ensure that children, youth and families in the Sudbury and Manitoulin districts are aware that they are open and providing mental health services by phone or video conferencing.

  • To access child and youth mental health services such as mindSPACE, please call the toll-free number 1-800-815-7126.
  • They are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM.
  • Visit to learn more.

March 23, 2020

Compass is open and still providing Child and Youth Mental Health Services. Services are being offered by phone or video conferencing until April 5th.

Please call the toll free number 1.800.815.7126 to speak to a clinician.

March 16, 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus situation, Compass is being proactive by cancelling all group programs (SNAP, FRIENDS, Triple P) effective immediately, until further notice to assist with slowing down the transmission of the virus.

In addition, Compass will no longer be allowing face to face meetings with clients and walk-ins.

Clients looking for mindSPACE services are advised to call the toll free number 1.800.815.7126 in order to speak to a clinician.