The Help You Need

The help you need, where you need it.

We're a place for people to receive the support that they need online. Bean Bag Chat is available to young adults (aged 16-29) and current George Brown College students (with no age restriction) in Toronto. Try it now.

Made with you.

BeanBagChat was built in equal partnership with young adults, students, clinicians, and partner organizations. We are looking for postsecondary and mental health organizations across Canada to partner with us.

Let us know if you are interested in finding out more.

BeanBagChat offers free, safe, and engaging support with:

  • online peer support and/or counselling from partner organizations
  • online mental health support tools
  • a path to face-to-face peer support and counselling at partner organizations
Get Bean Bag Chat

Here for you

You can access BeanBagChat for free through your Android or Apple device.

(Service currently available only in Toronto)

Only Available in Toronto
  • 6 things you need to know about BeanBagChat™

  • BeanBagChat is an online front door to connection, mental health resources, peer support and professional counselling.

  • BeanBagChat was designed with 9 amazing young adults from the start. Their content and feedback is what makes BeanBagChat so awesome.

  • BeanBagChat makes sense.

    We heard from young adults and students that they want to connect with their supporters online—so we built a service to make that happen.

  • BeanBagChat is customizable.

    Our partners choose to offer peer support, professional counselling or both and offer resources that are relevant to their populations.

  • BeanBagChat gives organizations a key into the world of online support.

    We connect them with easy-to-use training and support them in training their staff and volunteers to give help online.

  • We have awesome partners.

    BeanBagChat™ started as a project of the Mental Health Innovation Fund and we partner with great organizations like George Brown College, the Toronto District School Board and Stella’s Place.

BeanBagChat does not provide crisis support.

If you are in crisis and are in Toronto, please call the Gerstein Centre at 416-929-5200 or the Toronto Distress Centre at 416-408-HELP (4357).

If your issue is an emergency, call 911.