If there’s a crisis:

  • Go to your nearest emergency room.
  • Call 9-1-1.
  • Call your family physician.
  • Call your local 24hr crisis center.
  • Call the Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868, Text: 686868.
  • If you have participated as an athlete in the Athlete Assistance Program, National Team Program, Pan American Games or Olympic/Paralympics, or have been an Olympic/Paralympic coach, call the 24hr Morneau Shephell hotline: 1-844-240-2990.

If it’s a non-urgent need:

  • Call your family physician.
  • Check to see what mental health services are available via your employment benefits or through your parents’ health plan, if applicable.
  • If you have participated as an athlete in the Athlete Assistance Program, National Team Program, Pan American Games or Olympic/Paralympics, or have been an Olympic/Paralympic coach:
    • Call the 24hr Morneau Shephell hotline: 1-844-240-2990. If you are outside of North America, click here to find the applicable international dialing number (let them know that you are part of Game Plan).
    • Call your Game Plan advisor.
    • Contact the Canadian Centre for Mental Health via the online form, by email at info@ccmhs-ccsms.ca or by phone at 613 454-1409 ext. 2090.

    Additional resources:

    Remember, mental health is just as important as physical health and getting the support you need is no different than seeing your doctor for a physical ailment.

    We are all in this together. If we all watch out for one another, the Canadian equestrian community will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger and more prepared than ever before to tackle whatever comes our way next.

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