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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)