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Community Supports

NWT Help Directory:

NWT Help Line: 1-800-661-0844 or website

  • Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

Kids Help Line: 1-800-668-6868 or text 686868, website

  • Support can be provided by text, live chat or by phone
  • Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

Hope for Wellness Help Line (for First Nations and Inuit): 1-855-242-3310 or website

  • Live chat available in English or French, upon request phone counselling in Cree, Objibway and Inuktitut languages would be available
  • Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week

Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program:

  • Mental health and emotional support available to former Residential School students and their families by calling 1-800-464-8106
  • Counsellors available for all NWT communities
  • National Crisis Line available 24/7 : 1-866-925-4419

Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation

  • Phone sessions with traditional counsellors
  • Available 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Monday to Friday
    • Traditional Counsellors & phone numbers:
      • William Greenland: 867-446-1346
      • Annie Mitsima: 867-688-3027
      • Ruth Mercredi: 867-444-1949

NWT Community Counselling Program

NTHSSA Mental Health Resources for COVID-19

Northwest Territories/Nunavut Council of Friendship Centres: (867-873-4332, 5125-48th St, Yellowknife, NT)

  • Manages the Indian Residential School Program and Indian Day School Program
  • These programs support mental health and emotional support for Residential and Day school survivors, family members and intergenerationally effected peoples.

Tree of Peace Friendship Centre (867-873-2864, 5011 51 St. Yellowknife)


Please note as additional mental health resources and information become available, they will be added to this page of resources for all employees and their family to access.