Our services are confidential, easy to access, non-judgmental and are totally free. Many people don´t feel comfortable sharing sensitive, confidential issues with family and friends. At times, they prefer to work through their options with an impartial listener. Some have nowhere to turn. And sometimes all that is needed is information about community resources. Remember your well-being and mental health is important to us. Spectra Helpline eases emotional suffering, and saves lives. Every day.
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto (formerly Spectra Helpline) offers its programs and services, (i.e., crisis and suicide assessment and intervention, emotional support, and outbound check-in calls) in 8 languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
When you call us, you can expect your call to be treated with the strictest confidentiality. You will be invited to share whatever is upsetting you, at your own pace, and in your own words. You will connect with a kind, caring and empathetic listener. We understand when others can't.