Discounts for persons with disabilities in Canada:

AbilitiCBT is suitable for anyone age 16 or older. AbilitiCBT programs include anxiety, depression, anxiety related to a pandemic

Pain management and insomnia.

Peer support groups.

Pay what you can. Accessibility, affordability, creating a sense of community, and knowing that you are not alone. 25 different groups.

General health resources in Ottawa.

Abuse & Sexual Assault.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre 613-562-2333



Breaking Free from Substance Use: Evidence-based wellbeing and recovery support program For more information:

Looking for support for your mental health or substance use/addiction? Navigating the complex and sometimes confusing healthcare system can be challenging. We can help!

Ottawa Addictions Access and Referral Services.

Ottawa Addictions Resources.



“Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” by Russell A. Barkley

Info re: ADHD symptoms, treatment options, and compensatory strategies for attentional and executive challenges.

“Mastering Your ADHD. A Cognitive Behavioural Approach” by Safran et al




East End breast feeding and baby support:

New service available in Orléans in collaboration with the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resources Centre that allows babies to be weighed on an accurate scale. Ottawa Public Health is increasing in-person breastfeeding support by certified lactation consultants (IBCLC), now 3 days a week, by appointment. Appointments are booked through the Baby Help Line

613-580-2424, ext. 23774.

International Breast Feeding Centre with Dr.Jack Newman, Information Sheets for common breastfeeding questions and concerns:

Private Lactation Consultant Services (fee).

Laleche League Canada.



Information on breast cancer screening: Experts discuss early breast cancer detection: Information on breast density:

Drs. Jason Fung & Steven Tucker: Influencing Cancer outcomes through Diet, Exercise, Sleep & other lifestyle changes podcast 17th. of Feb., 2021

Learn about your individual cancer risk

Canadian Cancer Society

Learn about cancer screening and prevention – Cancer Care Ontario

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation



Information for patients:

Love Your Brain Yoga: Resources and Programs for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion



Resources for patients and families, referral options for a dementia care coach



Canadian Dermatology Association information about common skin condition and approved products

Skin cancer self exam mobile app: UMSkinCheck

For patients with sensitive skin, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea – list of products with little chance of causing skin reactions



Podcast on continuous glucose monitoring

Diet for Diabetes

Diabetes education programs

“Life in the Fasting Lane” and “The Obesity Code” by Dr. Jason Fung


Heart and Stroke:

Diet for High Cholesterol

Diet for High Blood Pressure



Routine Childhood Immunization Schedule for Ontario

Ministry of Health Info on Immunizations

Public Health Canada: Immunization Fact or Fiction



“Sink into sleep – A Step-by-Step Handbook for Insomnia” by Judith R. Davidson PhD

“No more sleepless nights” by Peter Hauri

“Say Goodnight to Insomnia” by Gregg Jacobs


Mindfulness and meditation apps:


CBT for insomnia:

Dalhousie University

Intro to mindfulness:


Lung Disesae:


Mental health:

Free mental health therapy (guided CBT) for Ontario residents:

Schedule a free same-day or next-day phone or video counselling session:

TeleCBT: OHIP-covered and private options for cognitive behavioural therapy:

Virtual platform for Psychotherapy:

Brené Brown with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle:

Online self-help peer support forum that any Ontario patient can access for free. Anonymous peer support for depression, anxiety, etc & access to self-help resources and tools. The forum is moderated by a trained therapist.

Better Help online therapy – Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.

Inkblot: Affordable, virtual mental health support.

Mindshift App – to help relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking & identify active ways to take charge of anxiety.

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions.

Online self-help for Depression & Anxiety.

Searchable Database of Community Resources and Supports.

Mental Health Crisis Line

Distress Centre – Ottawa and Region.

Ottawa psychologists:

“Mind Over Mood” by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

“Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” by David Burns

“The Anxiety and Worry Workbook – The Cognitive Behavioural Solution” – by David A. Clark and Aaron T. Beck

“The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook” by Edmund J. Bourne

“The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You” by Robert Leahy

“This is Depression” by Dr. Diane McIntosh

BounceBack: coaching program as a first step towards cognitive behaviour therapy, available by referral or patient self-referral

CBT through Royal Ottawa Hospital free, short-term, face-to-face Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for adults experiencing depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Mindfulness and Meditation:

Build resilient, focused, and strongkids in just a few minutes a day.

Meditation & Mindfulness.

Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress with more than 100k guided meditations.

Kids’ mindfulness, focus and sleep.


Men’s Health:

Health and wellness services and programs for guys into guys in Ottawa.

Health strategies for men, for managing and preventing depression.



Canada’s Food Guide

Intermittent Fasting Information

Canadian Clinicians for Therapeutic Nutrition – Using nutrition to improve health & treat metabolic disease.

Low carb and keto made simple.

“Life in the Fasting Lane” and “The Obesity Code” by Dr. Jason Fung

Solving Healthcare podcast about Intermittent Fasting:

Feb 11th: Benefits of Intermittent fasting with Megan Ramos
Apr 30th: Jason Fung: Fasting Physiology, Why It Can Transform Healthcare, Impact on Immunity & More
Aug 18th: Dr. Ken Berry: Reversing Diabetes in Over 400 Patients…
Aug 8th: COVID-19: ICU Doc Loses 30 lbs to Reduce His Risk, with Dr. Tom

(Speak with a Registered Dietician for Free at 1-877-510-5102)

Dieticians of Canada – Info on eating well + Search for a local Dietician

Ellyn Satter Institute resources for healthy eating

Low FODMAP Diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, information & app



Individualized coaching from Registered Dietitians, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to explore your “why” and help you overcome barriers, and appropriate use of anti-obesity medications.

Food self-monitoring apps: my fitness pal, baritastic, carb manager, lose it, Ate

Obesity Canada resources:



Calcium Calculator



TAPMI has developed these learning modules to help you:

  • Become knowledgeable about chronic pain
  • Focus on goals that are important to you
  • Minimize stress
  • Identify warning signs and avoid flare ups
  • Improve overall quality of life
  • Stay active to improve your pain levels
  • Pace your activities to reduce your risk of flare up
  • Practice daily relaxation techniques
  • Learn how to communicate with family, friends, and care providers
  • Improve your sleep so you can cope better with your pain

Exercise videos for back pain:

Book on back pain: Dr. Stuart McGill “Back Mechanic: The step-by-step McGill Method to fix back pain”

OHIP-funded physiotherapy – information and locations

Simple exercises to manage knee pain from prolonged sitting: “Treat your own Knee” by Robin McKenzie

Information and resources on back pain

Information on safe opioid prescribing

Living with chronic pain workshops


Palliative Care: – Talking with kids and teens about serious illness, dying and death helps you to understand and work through your grief Help with advance care planning For Ontario specific information and tools to help you have important conversations about future health care decisions Includes a workbook for people to go through and help brainstorm their wishes for end of life.



Resources on empathy, connection and emotional regulation:

Tips for soothing newborns: “Happiest baby on the block” by Harvey Karp

Tips for parenting toddlers: “How to talk so kids will listen, and listen so kids will talk” by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Tips for parenting and dealing with bullying: “Kids are worth it: Give your child the gift of inner discipline” by Barbara Coloroso

Tips for managing technology among kids: “The Tech Solution” by Dr. Shimi Kang

Directory of Resources for Parents

Ontario Early Years Centres



What You Need to Know About Fever

Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario: Child and Youth Mental Health


Pregnancy and prenatal care:

Motherisk – Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Info 1-877-439-2744 (Motherisk Helpline)



Web-based series of free educational videos and other resources for caregivers, families, and patients coping with dementia

Home and community care

Regional geriatric programs


Sexual health:

Sexual health, contraception, sexually transmitted infections

HPV facts

Come as you are Co-operative –  online information and shop with anti-capitalist and feminist approach to sexual pleasure, health, and education

Platform offering women a holistic approach to sexual health and wellness


Smoking cessation:



Sound options: affordable tinnitus treatments that have been clinically tested to help people manage their tinnitus

Tinnitracks: web application which allows you to filter your music in order to use it for a new tinnitus therapy.

Chronic tinnitus: What helps – and what doesn’t?


Travel health:

 Travel Health Info.

Centres for Disease Control and Prevention – search by destination for health info for travellers


Women’s health:

Evidence-based resources for patients with pelvic pain:

Cervical cancer screening


Youth mental health: A simple way for children, youth and families to access the right mental health and addiction care, at the right time.

Mightier- Online anxiety program for children, teaching calming skills through play, developed by Harvard & Boston Children’s Hospital

Children’s mental health centre up to age 12

Youth service bureau age 12-18

Parent’s Lifeline of Eastern Ontario PLEO- Offers parent support, parent navigators they can be reached at 613-321-3211

Anxiety resources for youth –

Healthy Mind App– Royal Ottawa Hospital problem solving tool to deal with emotions

Can download the writable version of the workbook “Dealing with Depression – Antidepressant Skills for Teens” at the link below: