Mental Health & Addictions

Addiction often overlaps with mental health challenges making it a complex concern. There are a number of community-based organizations that help clients address both mental health and substance use. The Thunder Bay District Health Unit works with these organizations to provide public health input and help raise awareness, challenge stigma, promote programs and find possible solutions.

Below are some local (district) and national resources for help and information about mental health and addiction. For information about alcohol and other drugs, please visit our Alcohol & Other Drugs page.



Local (District)

If you are facing an emergency, call 911, go to your local hospital Emergency Room, or call the Crisis Response helpline (807) 346-8282.


Thunder Bay Counselling Centre

Provides professional and confidential services for addiction, depression and stress, and other issues.

(807) 684-1880 |


Catholic Family Development Centre

Supports and strengthens families through the provision of family services including professional counselling and patient education groups.

(807) 345-7323 |


Dilico Anishinabek Family Care

Offers a variety of culturally sensitive programming including mental health and addiction services.

(807) 623-8511 | 1-800-465-3985 |


Children’s Centre Thunder Bay

Offers a continuum of parenting and specialized children's mental health services.

(807) 343-5000 |



Provides a number of services including information on mental health and addiction. Catchment Area includes: (within the Robinson Superior Treaty) Fort William First Nation (Thunder Bay), Ginoogaming First Nation (Longlac), Lake Nipigon First Nation, Long Lake #58 First Nation (Longlac), Michipicoten First Nation (Wawa), Pic River First Nation, Pays Plat First Nation, Pic Mobert First Nation, Red Rock First Nation, Rocky Bay First Nation, White Sand First Nation, and (outside the Robinson Superior Treaty) Armstrong, Beardmore, Dorion, Longlac, Macdiarmid, Manitouwadge, Marathon, Nipigon, Pearl, Red Rock, Rossport, Schreiber,  Wawa, and White River.

(807) 229-3592 | 1-888-432-7102 |



Provides a wide range of holistic healing services to women and children in the community including addiction counselling.

(807) 344-9579 | 1-888-200-9997 |

Beendigen Crisis Line: (807) 346-HELP (4357)


People Advocating for Change through Empowerment Inc. (PACE): Mental Illness Support Network

PACE is run by and for people with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges in a non-clinical environment.

(807) 343-4760


General Resources

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

CAMH provides high quality, client-centred care to meet the diverse needs of people facing addiction and mental health challenges at different stages of their lives and illnesses, from children to adults to seniors. Clinical services include assessment, brief interventions, inpatient/ residential programs, continuing care, outpatient/ambulatory services, and family support.

(800) 463-6273 |


Connex Ontario

Connex Ontario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling

(519) 439-0174 |

Last Updated: 20/10/2016