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First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline

Site: Telephone and On-line Chat Services

Service: Mental Health Helpline and On-line Chat Counselling Services

Contact Information
Crisis Phone Toll Free 1-855-242-3310
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Operates both a crisis counselling telephone helpline and on-line chat line for Indigenous people who are suffering from mental health issues
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2016
Funding Federal - Health Canada
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)
  • Operates a mental health telephone helpline for Indigenous people 
  • Provides on-line chat counselling 
  • Provides immediate, culturally relevant crisis counselling support 
  • Refers callers to additional supports if needed
Hours Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Indigenous people with mental health concerns
  • No application process 
  • Call for assistance
Languages English - telephone and chat ; French - telephone and chat ; Cree - telephone only ; Inuktitut - telephone only ; Ojibway - telephone only
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Ontario
Address & Map
Northern Ontario
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Mailing Address c/o Health Canada, Address Locator 0900C2 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9
Physical Access Not Applicable
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Emergency / Crisis ; Indigenous Peoples ; Mental Health / Addictions
HCSD Sub Heading All Services for Indigenous Peoples ; Distress Lines ; Distress Phone Lines
Service Categories Mental Health Crisis Lines ~ Indigenous Communities ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Indigenous Communities ~ Mental Health Issues

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