Need to speak to someone right away? 24/7 help is available for everyone in the uOttawa community, choose your preferred option below.


  • 9-1-1

In Ontario

Ottawa Distress Centre - 24/7 (bilingual): in Ottawa and region, call 613-238-3311 | in Gatineau and region, call 1-866-676-1080

In Quebec

In Canada

  • Crisis Text Line – 24/7 (bilingual): text HOME to 686868 from anywhere in Canada; no need for a data plan or Internet connection (for French, text PARLER to the same number).
  • Crisis Services Canada –24/7(bilingual): call 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645 (between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET) (English only).

The free store

We want to save the world by preventing waste!

The Free Store is your one-stop shop that allows you to drop off stuff you don’t want anymore and pick-up things you do want for FREE. Essentially, this is a “store” where everything is free for members of the uOttawa community (students, staff, and alumni).

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Therapy assistance online

Optimizing mental health for everyone

We offer affordable, effective, and accessible mental health resources

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Bounce back Ontario

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

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Peer stories - Videos and articles

Check out our wellness stories to learn about the mental health and wellness journeys of our alumni.

Learn more about their personal lives, work and achievements!

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Wellness Videos