Mental health support in 100+ languages

It can feel tough to share your thoughts and feelings, especially when experiencing a language barrier. Post-secondary students residing and studying in Ontario can access Good2Talk’s free, confidential service in 100+ languages over the phone via trained interpreter.

How can post-secondary students access this service?

You can call Good2Talk toll-free by dialing 1-866-925-5454.

You’ll hear a welcome message in English, French and Mandarin, with an option to access additional languages.

Select your preferred language

Our team will engage an interpreter of the language of your choice to start the conversation.

Who will I be talking to?

The service is delivered over the phone by Community Navigators, professional counsellors and trained interpreters. The interpreter is professionally trained to understand and translate what is said accurately, and is based in North America

How do I speak with an interpreter on the line?

We encourage you to pause regularly for the interpreter to translate your words and to help the Community Navigator or professional counsellor understand clearly. During the conversation, our team will listen, ask questions and help you decide on next steps together. They can also refer you to other programs and services in your community and in more languages (where available) across Canada.

What can I talk about?

You can contact Good2Talk for support with any issue, big or small. You can get in touch about things like anxiety, loneliness, relationships, substance use, discrimination and more.

How does Good2Talk help protect my privacy?

At Good2Talk, respecting your privacy and protecting your safety are important to us. When you contact us, you might share things with a counsellor or crisis responder that are important to you. We want to reassure you that your conversation with us is private. This means that our staff won’t tell your experiences to anyone outside of Good2Talk unless they’re worried about your safety and we know your identifying information. To find out more, check out our privacy policy.

Are these services for me?

If you’re a current post-secondary student residing and studying in Ontario, you’re eligible for this service. Post-secondary institutions include (but aren’t limited to) colleges, universities, trade schools and Indigenous institutions.

What if I’m an international student?

If you’re an international post-secondary student residing and studying in Ontario, you’re eligible for this service. If you need support navigating things like culture shock, discrimination, language barriers, feelings of homesickness and isolation or anything else that might be on your mind, Good2Talk is here for you.

Good2Talk can provide support in 100+ languages including

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Karen
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Lithuanian
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Tigrigna
  • Turkish
  • Ukranian
  • Vietnamese

For the full list see On-Demand Audio Interpreting Languages.

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