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Good2Talk is a free, confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario. First launched in 2013, Good2Talk is funded by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. By calling Good2Talk at 1-866-925-5454, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus and speak anonymously with a professional counsellor.

Good2Talk can support students through a wide range of issues that may be impacting their mental health and well-being, including: depression, anxiety, substance abuse, academic stress, personal or family relationships, loneliness, financial concerns and other challenges facing students transitioning to post-secondary.

Post-secondary students can also access free, text-based support through Good2Talk’s partnership with Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. By texting GOOD2TALKON to 686868, students can chat with a trained volunteer Crisis Responder.

Who provides these services?

Good2Talk is a partnership between four organizations: ConnexOntario, Kids Help Phone, Ontario 211 and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. In 2020, Good2Talk partnered with Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone to provide text-based support to post-secondary students in Ontario.

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