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Resource List

This list of resources is provided so that you may consider the effects that artistic work may have on mental health and well being before undertaking a new project as an artist. This is a short list to several long conversations, but there are many ways to connect if any of us happen to find ourselves in crisis, and plenty of places to learn some good practices to keep ourselves safe.

The coordinators, facilitators and mentors of Sparkin’ Art will also be available to reach out to should you feel comfortable doing so. We want to ensure that everyone feels supported during our programs and free to express themselves without fear of judgement.


Joan Chandler - Sheatre Artistic Director



Phone: 519-534-3039

Kid's Help Phone

Available 24/7, by phone or text, a great resource that can also help connect to local resources.

Phone: 1-800-668-68686

Text: 686868

Youth Line

Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgemental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services. Get in touch with a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00PM to 9:30 PM.


Text: 647-694-4275 


Chat Online:

The Trevor Project

Trevor provides valuable resources to young people nationwide who may not have anywhere else to turn to for help. That's why their work is so incredible—thanks to Trevor's programs, LGBTQ youth are not alone.


Phone: 1-866-488-7386 (TrevorLifeline is a crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service abailable 24/7/365.) 

Text: 678-678 (Confidential text messaging with a Trevor counselor, available 24/7/365)

CMHA - Grey Bruce

At the Canadian Mental health Association - Grey Bruce, we cultivate hope, resilience and community for those who live with, and are impacted by, mental illness and/ or/ addiction. We are driven by our values of compassion, dignity, inclusivity, integrity and choice. We will create an inclusive community inspiring hope, choice and well-being for all.


In Crisis? Contact the Grey Bruce Mental Health Crisis Line 24/7 at 1-877-470-5200

CMHA Drop-In

Free drop in for referrals, resources and/or mental health support. No appointment necessary. No charge.​

  • Owen Sound:  

    • Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm

    • H. O. W. Grey Bruce - 854 2nd Ave East

  • Hanover:

    • Tesdays from 1-3pm

    • The Loft - 290 10th St. Hanover, ON 

  • Meaford: 

    • Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m

    • Bethany Church of the Nazarene

    • 34 Trowbridge Street West

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month 1-3pm

  • 353 High Street, Southampton, ON

Kincardine: Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 865 Queen Street, Kincardine, ON

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