Organizations and Resources Available
The following is a list of mental health resources in and outside of the Estrie region. Please call ahead to confirm the availability of bilingual services.
1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives
– Canadian Institute of Health Research
Emergency, Help and Talklines
In case of an emergency, please call 911.
Info-Santé (physical health – option 1 to speak with a nurse)
Info-Social (mental health – option 2 to speak with a psychosocial intervener)
ANEB – Anorexie et boulimie Québec (Body image issues and eating disorders)
ATQ – Aide aux trans du Québec (Help and support for trans and non-binary people)
Call: 1-855-909-9038 #1
Crisis Services Canada (Suicide prevention service)
Québec (Provincial Suicide Crisis Line): 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
Drugs: Help and referral helpline
Call (Montreal): 514-527-2626
Call (outside Montreal): 1-800-265-2626
Elder Mistreatment Helpline
Gambling: Help and referral helpline
Hope for Wellness line for Indigenous peoples across Canada
Interligne – Talking gender and sexual diversity
Call or text: 1-888-505-1010
Call (Montreal): 514-866-0103
Kids Help Phone
Call: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868
Provincial helpline for victims of sexual assault
Call (Montreal): 514-933-9007
Tel-Aide (People experiencing distress)
Call (Montreal): 514-935-1101
Tel-Jeunes (Help and support youth)
Call: 1-800-263-2266 or text 514-600-1002
SOS Conjugal violence helpline
Or chat online
300 Du Conseil St., suite 337, Sherbrooke, QC, J1G 1J4
DIRA-Estrie is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to prevent and fight against elder abuse. Provides support, information, referrals and accompaniment.
1265 rue Belvédère Sud, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4E2
Phone: 819-565-7131 or toll-free 1-888-392-2993
TDA/H Estrie informs, educates, and supports those living with ADHD. Services include individual support in person, on the phone or via videoconferencing; psychoeducational workshops for parents and children and adults with ADHD; conferences and training, and “La Bougeotte,” a specialized day camp for children that helps them to optimize their social skills.
AMI-Québec (Action on mental illness)
5800 boul. Decarie, Montreal, QC H3X 2J5
Phone: 514-486-1448 (outside Montreal 1-877-303-0264)
AMI-Québec is a non-profit organization that helps families manage the effects of mental illness through support, education, guidance, and advocacy. Services include support groups, workshops, counselling, education and outreach through presentations on mental illness.
APPAMM-Estrie (Association des proches de personnes atteintes de maladie mentale de l’Estrie)
574 rue King Est, Sherbrooke, QC J1G 1B5
APPAMM-Estrie provides free and confidential services to families and friends of people living with a mental illness. This includes psychosocial support, information and referrals and monthly information sessions for the general public on mental health topics.
Maison des aidants de Brome-Missisquoi (RSABM) — Brome Missisquoi Caregiver Support Group (BMCSG)
614 boul. J.-André Déragon, Cowansville, QC J2K 0H7
Phone: 450-263-4236 or toll-free 1-877-248-4236
Brome Missisquoi Caregiver Support Group provides support and rest for caregivers, while their loved one is being cared for by staff and volunteers at the Maison. Bilingual services include individual consultations, workshops, coffee meetings, and community lunches. Respite services are for adults with a temporary or permanent incapacity due to illness, a disability or advanced age. To access all services, caregivers must pay an annual membership fee of $10.
MomentHom – Centre d’entraide pour hommes de l’Estrie
337 rue Dufferin, Suite 100, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4M6
Housing (Sherbrooke): 819-679-8191
MomentHom helps and supports men in vulnerable situations such as a relationship breakup, family problems, job loss, or financial difficulties. Services include a daily phone line available 9 a.m.–9 p.m., individual support, support groups, and temporary housing (La Maison Oxygène) for fathers and their children.
CP 1596, Succursale Place de la Cité, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5M4
Talk Line: 819-564-2323
Secours-Amitié Estrie offers a free and confidential telephone talk line and referrals to other public, private and community resources. Trained volunteers are available to people experiencing psychological distress, suicidal thoughts, or isolation. Depending on the language skills of the volunteer, it may be possible to speak with someone in English as long as this is specified when first reaching out.
Centre l’Élan is a community resource offering support for people living with mental health issues. Services include individual and group therapy, art, music, and mind-body therapy, creative workshops, yoga and meditation, community dinners. Through government programs, they offer two job opportunities for reintegration into the workforce. These services emphasize creativity, personal growth and connection with others.
HeretoHelp: Mental health and substance use information you can trust
HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners working together to help people live well and better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems. Provides information and support for the individual impacted by mental illness as well as the caregivers.
La Cordée Ressource alternative en santé mentale (RASM)
Address: 305 rue Dufferin, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4M5
La Cordée welcomes and supports individuals living with mental health problems or emotional distress. They provide an alternative and community approach, promoting social inclusion, and community participation. Services include a day centre for people 18 to 65 years of age, supervised apartments, and a work platform to develop skills and for social reinsertion.
La Croisée des sentiers – Ressource communautaire en santé mentale
Address: 241 boul. Morin, Asbestos, QC J1T 3B3
La Croisée des Sentiers empowers people who live with mental health challenges or emotional difficulties on their life journey. They offer recreational and educational activities, individual support, and reintegration services for those returning to work or considering volunteer work in their communities. Services are available in French only, however English-speakers are welcome.
Address: 4663 rue Dollard, Lac-Mégantic, QC G6B 1G5
L’Ensoleillée is a community organization with an alternative approach for those living with an emotional or mental health problem, and their families and friends. Services include meetings, discussions, individual and peer support, a lending library, community dinners, integration into the workplace, workshops, conferences, referrals, and promotion of mental health.
L’éveil ressource communautaire en santé mentale
Address: 240 rue Roy, Coaticook, QC J1A 1J3
L’Éveil is an alternative resource helping those living with emotional and/or mental health problems to stay or reintegrate in the community. Services include individual assessment, referrals, individual support, group activities, psychosocial support at work, a variety of programs such as creative workshops and training.
Le Rivage du Val St-François
423 rue Principale Nord, Richmond, QC J0B 2H0
Le Rivage is an alternative and community service which helps individuals in a group setting, with a lived experience of a mental health problem, to integrate and remain in their community. Region covered includes Richmond, Valcourt, Windsor, Melbourne, Ulverton and Stoke.
Mon Shack.…Mes choix…Mon avenir!
3195 rue College, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 0E7 (Borough of Lennoxville)
Mon Shack offers supervised residential units for young adults aged 18-35 living with a mental health problem. Services, in a bilingual living environment, include initial welcome and referrals, individual and group meetings, and personalized support to develop autonomy and facilitate the recovery process. Activities and workshops include cooking, budget management, community garden, art therapy, and yoga.
OASIS santé mentale Granby et région
18 rue St-Antoine Nord, Granby, QC J2G 5G3
Granby and Region: 450-777-7131
Toll Free: 1-855-272-7837
OASIS santé mentale supports caregivers and family members of loved ones living with a mental health problem. Services include psychosocial interventions in-person or over the phone, support during the process of seeking and receiving a psychiatric evaluation for a loved one, support groups, and psychoeducational programs.
37 rue Angus Nord, East Angus, QC J0B 1R0
Phone: 819-832-4404 or 1-866-832-4404
209 rue des Érables, Suite 302, Weedon, QC J0B 3J0
Phone: 819-877-2674 or 1-800-449-2674
Virage santé mentale is a non-profit community organization that provides workshops and conferences, individual support, a grief and bereavement support group, support for family and friends of those living with a gambling problem, a lending library, help with social and work reintegration, and supervised apartments.
Association québécoise de la douleur chronique (AQDC)
Helpline: 1-855-368-5387 (Monday to Friday 8 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4:30 p.m.)
AQDC is a non-profit organization working to improve the condition and reduce the isolation of people with chronic pain. Services are free and include a helpline, information (e. g. locating a pain clinic) and support groups for people experiencing chronic pain and their relatives. There are support groups throughout Québec and one offered in English.
Le Seuil de l’Estrie
Address: CP 1503 Place de la Cité, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5M4
Le Seuil helps men with couple relationship problems. Also provides individual and couple counselling for men, women, and adolescents experiencing anger management issues or violent behaviors within their relationships or social circles.
Crisis Services Canada (suicide prevention service)
Québec (Provincial Suicide Crisis Line): 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)
JEVI Centre de prevention du suicide – Estrie
120, 11e Avenue Nord, Sherbrooke QC, J1E 2T8
Phone (Administrative): 819-564-7349
JEVI offers free and confidential services to promote well-being and prevent suicide. Services are offered to people having suicidal thoughts, and to their family and friends, to those grieving the loss of someone who died by suicide, and to professionals seeking information and to refer. Follow up services (postvention) are provided to families, in the workplace, and in schools after a suicide attempt or death by suicide.
Centre de prévention du suicide de la Haute-Yamaska (CPS H-Y)
328 rue Principale, Suite 220, Granby, QC J2G 2W4
Helpline: 450 375-4252
Administration: 450 375-6949
CPS H-Y is a non-profit community organization which offers suicide prevention and intervention services. They help people who are having suicidal thoughts, their loved ones, and those grieving someone who has died by suicide. Services include a 24/7 helpline and support for the “sentinelles” (community members who have been trained to recognize the signs of people at risk of suicide and are knowledgeable about available resources). They also offer a support group for men experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Centre Jean-Patrice Chiasson
Address: 1930 rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke, QC J1J 2E2
This centre offers inpatient and outpatient services for youth and adults living with an addiction or a mental health problem or both. Services include help and support during the detox and withdrawal management process, and facilitating reintegration into society. Services are also available to caregivers.
Dunham House (Maison Dunham)
Address: 1964 rue Scottsmore, Dunham, QC J0E 1M0
Dunham House is a residential treatment centre for individuals with mental health and concurrent disorders including addiction. Services offered include workshops, individual and group counselling, art, music, sport, and equine therapy. There is the option of a 6-month core program and a 30-day intensive program. All services are provided in English.
Address: 925 rue du Conseil, Sherbrooke, QC J1G 1L6
L’Autre Rive supports and helps individuals living with phobias, fears or worries (panic disorder) that prevent normal everyday functioning. Services include individual or group support, talk line during opening hours, information and referrals, training of volunteers, a lending library, support for family and friends, response to crisis situations, social activities, and workshops.
Arrimage Estrie promotes body acceptance and diversity and supports people with body image issues and eating disorders. They offer different support groups to people over age 17 including intuitive eating, art therapy, body acceptance and an ED (eating disorder) group for people living with an eating disorder. Arrimage also offers educational workshops, information about body image and eating disorders, kiosks and presence at conferences and events.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS (Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke)
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie covers nine local services networks (RLS) and has 101 points of service including hospitals, CLSCs, CHSLDs, youth protection services, and re-adaptation centres. List of services.
LEGAL rights of persons with mental illness
Pro-Def Estrie (Promotion et défense des droits en santé mentale)
1255 rue Daniel, Suite 116, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5X3
Phone (Sherbrooke): 819-822-0363
Phone (Estrie region): 1-800-561-0363
Pro-Def Estrie promotes and defends the rights of people who have experienced or are living with a mental health problem. Their work is based on the principles of social justice, freedom, and equality. Services include information, help and support.
Mood Disorders Canada Online Discussion Forum
MDSC works collaboratively with health, research, private sector and government partners so that these organizations keep people with mental illness at the forefront of their activities. Works to improve the lives of Canadians with mental illness and fights stigma.
The Mood Disorder Society of Canada Discussion Forum brings people together online where you can ask questions, read how others are living with and managing their mood disorder, give and receive support. https://mdsc.ca/forum
PostpartumProgress.com is dedicated to maternal mental illness. It offers information, support and hope for all pregnant and new moms who experience postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses relate to pregnancy and childbirth.
Douglas Institute Wilson Pavilion, 6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Montreal, (Quebec) H4H 1R3
PEPP-Montréal is a program for young people (14 to 35 years old) who are experiencing an untreated first episode of psychosis. Early intervention in psychosis is important. “It is designed to improve outcomes in schizophrenia and other psychoses through earlier detection of untreated psychosis and effective treatments tailored to the specific phases of the disorder” (PEPP-Montréal, 2021).
Aggression Estrie CALACS (Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel)
CP 1594, Place de la Cité, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5M4
Phone: 819-563-9999 or 1-877-563-0793 Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Provincial Crisis Line: 1-888-933-9007
Aggression Estrie CALACS helps girls and women 12 years of age and older who have experienced sexual assault, recently or in their past. Services include individual and group counselling, information and referrals, support for the individuals’ support network, workshops and information kiosks; judicial, medical and social accompaniment. Interveners also advocate on behalf of girls and women for non-discriminatory and nonviolent communities.
CALACS Granby (Centre d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel)
CP 63, Granby, QC J2G 8E2
Provincial Crisis Line: 1-888-933-9007
CALACS Granby helps girls and women 12 years of age and older who have experienced sexual assault, recently or in their past. Services include information concerning their rights and options, support, intervention, and accompaniment. They provide training for those working with victims of sexual assault and their loved ones to ensure that the interventions used are appropriate.
CIVAS (Centre d’intervention en violence et agressions sexuelles)
Estrie, including La Pommeraie and Haute-Yamaska:
CP 161, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5H8
Phone: 819-564-5127 ext. 222
Granby: point of service one day per week
CIVAS offers individual and group support for those who have committed or who are concerned about committing a sexual offense. Services also include support for the loved ones of those individuals and training for professionals
Soutien aux hommes agressés sexuellement–Estrie (SHASE)
230 rue King Ouest, Suite 206, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 1P9
Le SHASE supports, guides, and provides tools for men who have experienced sexual assault. Services include individual support and group support meetings and workshops for those who have completed the groups. They also provide presentations to raise awareness about the reality faced by men who have experienced sexual assault.