If you are in crisis, emotional distress, or at risk of suicide call 9-1-1, go to the local hospital emergency room, or call the mental health crisis line at 613-544-4229 or if you are a KHSC staff member, contact Homewood Human Solutions at 1-800-663-1142. Someone is there to help.

Getting Help

Crisis & Distress Lines

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Crisis Lines open 24 hours, 365 days a year by calling:

  • 613-544-4229 (Kingston)
  • 613-354-7388 (Napanee)
  • website

Telephone Aid Line Kingston (TALK)

Confidential & anonymous listening service open every night from 7pm to 3am by calling:

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Approaching the IssueApproaching the Issue

Looking for help at work but don't know where to start, who to talk to, or what to say? Find out how to get help, and how to help your supervisor better understand your needs in the workplace. Check out stories of reclaiming well-being at work to find out how others have successfully coped with mental illness.

Concerned about a coworker but not sure how to initiate the conversation? Find out how you can support a co-worker.

Find Help Now

Feeling Better NowFeeling Better Now

Approved by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Feeling Better Now (FBN) is an interactive web-based mental health tool that is available to KHSC employees and their families, to assist in the early diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems. The FBN tool allows employees and their families to anonymously complete questionnaires on-line which produce printable Diagnostic Risk and Care Maps for common mental disorders. These "maps" can then be taken by the individual to their own physician to assist in making an accurate diagnosis and initiating appropriate treatment. FBN is all about promoting early intervention and optimal treatment of mental health problems. It is completely confidential and anonymous, you just need to create a user name and password. FBN is available to all KHSC employees and their families. For more information, or to access the tool visit Feeling Better Now.

Recognizing Mental Health Issues & Getting HelpRecognizing Mental Health Issues & Getting Help

The Red Card is a toolkit for recognizing and getting help for yourself or a co-worker who may be dealing with mental health issues in the workplace. Learn how to recognize and respond to a mental health distress and crisis situation, find out where to get support and who to turn to for assistance at KHSC, online, and in the community.

Getting help at KGHGetting help at KHSC

In addition to your supervisor, there are a variety of options for help and support here at KHSC. For peer support and guidance you can get in touch with a Peer Partner, or for other mental health-related concerns you can visit the Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness department. For harassment, bullying, and discrimination contact an HR Advisor at ext. 2365 or email hradvisor@kingstonhsc.ca. Your union is another resource for help.

Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)

Professional and confidential counselling for personal, family or work-related problems is available 24/7 from Homewood Health. Call 1-800-663-1142 to make an appointment with a counsellor or to speak immediately with a counsellor if you are in distress. E-counselling and phone counselling are also available. In addition to counselling, a wide range of services are available through the EFAP Life Smart Coaching services that assist you and your family in addressing issues that may affect your well-being. Financial and career counselling, legal consultation with a lawyer, child and elder care resources, nutritional counselling, and assistance with smoking cessation are just some of the services available. EFAP services are confidential and free for all KHSC employees. Check out the Life Smart Coaching services available, register here, or contact Homewood Health.

Getting help in the CommunityGetting help in the Community

Visit the Resources page for a comprehensive list of support services available to assist with mental health, addictions, and problem gambling in the Kingston area. Find local meetings for AA and NA support groups here:

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