Support

The Unforgotten depicts racism experienced by Indigenous peoples. The stories featured in the film may trigger strong negative thoughts or feelings. The following support services are available.

Hope for Wellness Help Line

The Hope for Wellness Help Line is available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who need immediate crisis intervention. Experienced and culturally sensitive help line counsellors can help if you want to talk or are distressed. Telephone and online counselling are available in English and French. On request, telephone counselling is also available in Cree, Ojibway and Inuktitut.

How to access

Call 1-855-242-3310 (toll-free) or chat online at hopeforwellness.ca 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Residential School Crisis Line

The Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program provides mental health, emotional and cultural support services to eligible former Indian Residential School students and their families throughout all phases of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. All services, including the crisis line, are safe, confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.

How to access

Call 1-866-925-4419 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Wellness Support Line

The Wellness Support Line offers counselling and access to mental health supports to physicians, medical learners and their immediate families. It is a 24/7 bilingual (French and English) service, delivered via Morneau Shepell. This support line is provided by the CMA and funded by Scotiabank and MD Financial Management. It was designed to complement existing resources available through physician health programs in provinces and territories across Canada.

How to access

Visit cma.ca/supportline for 24/7 support

Crisis Services Canada and Canada Suicide Prevention Service

This national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services is committed to supporting any person living in Canada who is affected by suicide, in the most caring and least intrusive manner possible.

This service is available across Canada via toll-free phone in English or French, or via text in English.

How to access

Call 1-833-456-4566 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit their website’s directory for regional support services. Connect via text at 45645, 4 pm – 12 am ET (English only).

For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1-866-277-3553).

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is available 24 hours a day to Canadians aged five to 29 years who want confidential and anonymous care from professional counsellors.

How to access

Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free), text CONNECT to 686868 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or access the Kids Help Phone website.