Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

Tools for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Meditation and Mindfulness Resources

Resources for Parents and Children

Resources for Youth

Additional Supports and Crisis Lines

Kids Help Phone

    • Available 24/7, for children/youth up to age 25 years (+ people >25 from child welfare):
  • Call 1800-668-6868
  • text TALK to 686868
  • Live chat online  (6 p.m. – midnight) or through the Always There app

NWT Helpline  1-800-661-0844

Community Counselling

If you or your family members are still feeding distress, connect with a The NWT Community Counselling Program provides on-the-ground access to mental health services in all of the regions. Trained counsellors are available for you to talk about any problems that you may be dealing with in your life as well as provide assistance or referrals to other services that could help you.

This free service is available for all residents. Click below for a complete list of phone numbers:

Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation Traditional Counselling

The Artic Indigenous Wellness Foundation has set up phone sessions with their traditional counsellors and elders for those that would like support while the healing camp is shut down.  They are operating during their regular business hours from 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm, and are able able to call you back during your session time so you don't have to pay long distance if you are calling from one of the communities in the NWT outside of Yellowknife.  They ask that you only call during those time frames so that we can allow our support staff to also take rest. Contact information as follows:

  • William Greenland- 867-446-1346
  • Annie Mitsima- 867-688-3027
  • Ruth Mercredi- 867-444-1949

For any questions or difficulties getting through, please contact our executive director Wilbert Cook at: 867-447-1095 or email: or  For more information, click here to check their Facebook page.

Strongest Families Institutes

Strongest Families Institute (SFI) is a distance service delivery system designed to provide support and remove barriers to care for children, youth and families (targeting ages 3-17 and adults).  SFI offers a variety of programs (in English and French), via telephone, and which are available to NWT residents.  For more information and referral to SFI services, connect with your local Community Counselling Program . Programs include:

  • ICAN (Conquer Anxiety and Nervousness) – Anxiety Program (18-30 years of age)
  • Parents Empowering Kids – Behaviour Difficulties Program (3-12 years of age)
  • Chase Worries Away – Anxiety Program (6-11 years of age)
  • Defeat Anxiety – Anxiety Program (12-17 years of age)
  • Dry Nights Ahead – Nighttime Bedwetting (5-12 years of age) 
  • Chase Pain Away – Recurrent Headache/Abdominal Pain (9-16 years of age)