Mental Health Resources for Your Children and Yourself in These Challenging Times

During this difficult time, many of us are struggling. Ometz professionals have gathered this list of resources to provide guidance on speaking to children and teens about these challenging times and handling heightened stress and anxiety.


If you or someone you know is in need of mental health support services at this time, please contact us at (514) 342-0000 or [email protected].

Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event  (Child Mind Institute)

This important resource covers children and young adults (ages 0-18), with different recommendations based on their developmental stages, and includes a section specifically for teachers.

Coping with tragedy  (Kids Help Phone)

9 tips for talking about war and conflicts with children  (Unicef)

Trauma Guide for Hebrew-speaking families

Wellness Together Canada
Aire Ouverte (12-25 year olds)
Anxiety Canada
Tel-Aide Montreal
Tel-Aide Montréal is the first call center in Quebec to offer a listening service for people suffering from mental health problems or simply needing to be listened to through a toll-free, confidential, and anonymous listening service, in French and English.
(514) 935-1101

Écoute entraide - Listening service everywhere in Quebec
Écoute Entraide offers a telephone listening and referral service throughout Quebec. Their lines are open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Montréal : 514 278-2130
Sans frais : 1 855 EN LIGNE (1 855 365 4463)
McGill Students Nightline 
McGill Students’ Nightline is a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental listening service run by McGill students. 514-398-6246. 
 5-4-3-2-1 Grounding Technique for Anxiety