Need Help?

Self-management does not mean that you are on your own. There are resources available to help you.

Contact the following resources for help, or speak to family members and friends if you need to.

In case of an emergency or crisis: 8-1-1 the Info-Santé/Info-Social line (24-hour service, 7 days a week)

The Info-Santé/Info-Social help line is a major component of primary health care services. It provides answers to everyday questions on health, or directs you to the right point of entry into the health and social services system.

If you are having suicidal thoughts, contact a counsellor at any time by phone, text or chat:

– Quebec’s suicide prevention hotline : 1 866 APPELLE (277-3553).

– Text at 1 855 957-5353.

– Chat at

Service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week anywhere in Quebec. All discussions are on a confidential basis, and the services are provided free of charge.

Relief (formerly Revivre)

Relief is an organization that helps people suffering from anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, as well as their family and friends. They offer support and information by phone, email, and via support groups or self-management workshops.

Need help completing the Getting Better My Way tool? Relief staff are trained in the use of the paper and web tool. We invite you to contact them for assistance.

Phone number: 1-866-738-4873 | Website :

Local community services centre (CLSC)

CLSC provide medical and psychosocial care. CLSC caregivers can also refer you to community organizations in your region.

Phone number: 1-866-738-4873 ou 8-1-1 | Website :


Psychologists and psychotherapists can help to reduce your psychological distress and to solve your psychological diffculties.

To find the psychologist or psychotherapist in private practice closest to you, contact the Ordre des psychologues du Québec:

Phone number: 1-800-561-1223 | Website : (in French)

Social workers

Social workers can help you acquire competencies and resources to improve your social functioning.

To find a social worker – Phone number: 1 888 731-9420 | Website (in French):

Career counsellors

Career counsellors aim to mobilize people’s potential for personal and professional well-being.

To find a career counsellor – Website (in French):

For a family doctor

To find a family physician, you must first register with the Québec Family Doctor Finder (GAMF) in your territory.

To find the contact information for your GAMF – Website :


Pharmacists offer free counsel on your medication and its side effects. Consult them at your neighborhood pharmacy.

Other resources in my network

In the table below you can note the contact information for the resources in your network.


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