Useful Links

Eating Disorders

Anorexia and Bulimia Quebec (ANEB): Anorexia and bulimia Quebec guarantees immediate, free professional support to people affected by eating disorders. ANEB offers an online discussion forum, as well as scheduled online chats, phone support and groups, available in English and French:

CANPED: Created by Dr. Wendy Spettigue and Dr. Mark Norris, this online educational tool aims to help parents/caregivers of a youth with an eating disorder.

Looking Glass Foundation: Provides various forms of support to individuals struggling eating disorders. Looking Glass Foundation is in Vancouver, but does offer online peer support .   

National Eating  Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC): NEDIC offers services to individuals and family and friends through providing resources across the country as well as through their HelpLine:

National Institute of Mental Health

National Eating Disorders Association 

 Eating Disorders Research Group      Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the eating disorders service run by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Men Get Eating Disorders Too; UK-based website for men who have been affected by eating disorders.

Health Services Information for Ontarians

ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.ConnexOntario operates three helplines:

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603
Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505
Our helplines are live answer 24/7, confidential and free.

Mental Health

24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line

613-722-6914 (within Ottawa)
1-866-996-0991 (outside Ottawa)

Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line for Eastern Ontario     24/7 crisis support
613-260-2360 (in Ottawa)
1-877-377-7775 (long distance toll free)

Youth Services Bureau Mental Health Walk-In Clinic

Crossroads Children’s Centre Mental Health Walk-In Clinic
613-723-1623 ext. 333

Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario

Mood Disorders Ottawa

Ottawa and Region Distress Centre    An initiative of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, this mental health website provides information about mental health services in a growing number of areas in Ontario and beyond. You can also find a library of information reviewed by health professionals on a wide range of mental health topics.

Mental Health Resource Directory,%20ON 

PLEO (Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario) offers the Parents’ Lifelines Helpline for parents and caregivers of children and youth up to the age of 24. The people who will answer your call are parents who have their own experience supporting their child through the mental health system.  They can help you understand the services in the community that might benefit you and your child. PLEO also offers Parent Support Groups where parents can connect with others who have gone through something similar and share resources and experiences.

PLEO also has two parent support documents “What Parents can do while waiting for Mental Health Services”  (in English and French)  and “Coping when your child has mental health challenges: A guide for parents” . Hard copies are available through PLEO as well.

Phone: 613-321-3211  Toll free: 1-855-775-7005


LGBT Youth Line  1 800 268 9688


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