Mental Health Hour

Mental health shouldn't be taboo. Gift yourself the time to rest and take care of yourself.

"You deserve to make your mental health a priority."

What is the Mental Health Hour?

Brothers Who Care (BwC) Mental Health Hour talk series ignites and normalizes the discussion around Mental Health in the black community, brings awareness to mental health related resources, and use conversations to build and strengthen the community.

We provide our brothers with an opportunity to rally together around the causes that are most important to us and our families. Our efforts amplify the voices and the impact of the leaders in our community through the use of mentoring, coaching, and sponsorships. 

Discussion Topics

What is the Mental Health Hour?

Brothers Who Care (BwC) Mental Health Hour talk series ignites and normalizes the discussion around Mental Health in the black community, brings awareness to mental health related resources, and use conversations to build and strengthen the community.

We provide our brothers with an opportunity to rally together around the causes that are most important to us and our families. Our efforts amplify the voices and the impact of the leaders in our community through the use of mentoring, coaching, and sponsorships. 

Discussion Topics

Project Values

Wellness
Growth
Awareness
Resilience
Education
Empowerment

Sponsored By

The Mental Health Hour is sponsored by LifeWorks.  The program is delivered in partnership with Community Mental Health Professionals and Advocates.

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Mental Health Hour

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Mental Health & Wellness Advisory Board

Our incredible team of professionals bring a level of expertise, stability and direction that makes the work that we do simpler. Through a focused effort and directing resources, our four pillar strategy is bearing significant fruit.​

Paula Allen​

Global Leader & SVP, LifeWorks​

Simone Donaldson​

Agapé Lens Consulting and Therapy

Asante Haughton​

Program Manager, Motivational Speaker

Rohan Thompson​

Director, People-Equity​ County of Dufferin​

Odion Welch​

Program Manager​,
Africa Centre​

Tools & Resources

Health Resource List

Community Resource List

Youth Specific Resource List

LGBTQ Resource List

Independent Services Resource List

Therapy, Training, Facilitation, Guest Speaking

Criminal Justice System Resource List

Crisis Lines Resource List

Podcasts & Apps Resource List

Information Hubs Resource List

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Health Resource List

TAIBU Community Health Centre
Website: https://www.taibuchc.ca/en/
Email: info@taibuchc.ca
Clinic: (416) 644-3536
Administration: (416) 644-3539

Access Alliance Community Health Centre
Website: https://accessalliance.ca
Access Alliance Downtown: 416-324-8677
AccessPoint on Danforth: 416-693-8677
AccessPoint on Jane: 416-760-8677

Rexdale Community Health Centre
Website: https://www.rexdalechc.com
Email: info@rexdalechc.com
Phone: (416) 744-0066

Across Boundaries
Website: https://www.acrossboundaries.ca
Email: info@acrossboundaries.ca
Phone: (416) 787- 3007

SAPACY-CAMH
Website: https://www.camh.ca/en/your-care/programs-and-services/substance-use-program-for-african-canadian-caribbean-youth
Access CAMH: 416 535-8501, press 2, ext. 30655

Community Resource List

Newmarket African Caribbean Canadian Association (NACCA)
Website: https://www.naccacommunity.ca
Email: nacca.community@gmail.com
Phone: 905-781-6222

Caribbean African Canadian Social Services (CAFCAN)
Website: https://cafcan.org
Email: Info@cafcan.org
Phone: 416-740-1056

Ujima House
Website: https://www.youngpfathers.org/2
Email: info@youngpfathers.org
Phone: (416) 916-2512

The Black Daddies Club
Website: http://theblackdaddiesclub.com
Email: brandon@theblackdaddiesclub.com
Email: info@theblackdaddiesclub.com

Malton Neighbourhood Services
Website: https://www.mnsinfo.org
Email: info@mnsinfo.org
Phone: 905-677-6270

Youth Specific Resource List

Generation Chosen
Website: https://www.generationchosen.ca
Email: generationchosenone@gmail.com
Phone: 647-705-9565

For Youth Initiatives
Website: https://www.foryouth.ca
Email: info@foryouth.ca
Phone: (416) 653-3311

Central Toronto Youth Services
Website: https://ctys.org
Email: mail@ctys.org
Phone: 416-924-2100

Rexdale Youth Mentorship (RXYM)
Email: rxym@rexdalementorship.com

Harriet Tubman Community Organization
Website: https://www.tubmancommunity.org
Email: info@tubmancommunity.org
General: 647-834-6992
Direct: 416-316-3419

Woodgreen Community Services
Website: https://www.woodgreen.org
Email: info@woodgreen.org
Phone: 416-645-6000

LGBTQ Resource List

Supporting Our Youth (SOY) – Sherbourne Health
Website: https://soytoronto.com
Email: soy@sherbourne.on.ca
Phone: 416-324-5077

The 519
Website: https://www.the519.org
Email: Info@The519.org
Phone: 416-392-6874

Access Alliance: Services and Supports for LGBTQ+ Newcomers
Website: https://accessalliance.ca/programs-services/lgbtq-programs/services-and-supports-for-lgbtq-newcomers/
Email: talktous@accessalliance.ca
Phone: 416-324-8677

Boyoboy Workshops
Website: https://ctys.org/program/groups/boyoboy/
Email: david.yeh@ctys.org

Independent Services Resource List

Agapé Lens Consulting and Therapy (Simone Donaldson)
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simone-donaldson-50564265/ 
Email: agapelensconsult@gmail.com
Phone: 647-371-5344

Support and Growth
Website: https://supportandgrowth.com
Email: info@supportandgrowth.com
Phone: 416-889-3931

Allied Psychological Services
Website: http://alliedpsych.ca
Email: info@alliedpsych.ca
Phone: 416-487-0791

Asante Haughton
Website: http://asantetalks.net
Email: hello@asantetalks.net

Capability First (Dr. Leo Edwards)
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leo-d-edwards-ph-d-rsw-5a5a3223/

Criminal Justice System Resource List

Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC)
Website: https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca
Phone: 416-597-5831


Keep6ix
Website: https://www.keep6ix.org E
Email: info@keep6ix.org
Phone: 1-800-640-3075


Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL)
Website: https://cabl.ca
Email: info@cabl.ca


Royland Moriah B.A. LL.B. – Criminal Defense Lawyer
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/royland-moriah-1891a748/
Website: https://mmhlaw.ca/criminal-defence-lawyers/royland-moriah/
Email: moriah@mmhlaw.ca
Phone: 647-494-4043


Legal Aid Ontario
Lawyer Directory: https://www.legalaid.on.ca/lawyers/
Legal Services: http://www.legalaid.on.ca/services/

Crisis Lines Resource List

Black Youth Helpline
Website: https://blackyouth.ca
Email: info@blackyouth.ca
Phone: 416-285-9944
Phone (Toll-free): 1-833-294-8650

LGBT YouthLine
Website: https://www.youthline.ca
Phone: 416-962-2232
Phone (Toll-free): 1-888-687-9688

Toronto Distress Centres
Phone: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP

Community Crisis Line Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
Phone: 416 495-2891

Durham Crisis and Mental Health Line
Phone: 905 666-0483

Community Crisis Response Service, Distress Centre
Phone (Toll Free): 1 855 310-COPE (2673)

Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Website: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
Phone (Toll-free): 1-833-456-4566

York Support Services Network
Phone: 905-898-6455

Information Hubs Resource List

YouthRex
Website: https://youthrex.com
Email: info@youthrex.com

Black Health Alliance
Website: https://blackhealthalliance.ca
Email: info@blackhealthalliance.ca

211 Toronto, Durham, Peel, & York Region
Website: https://211central.ca
Email: info@211central.ca