Big White Wall

Access 24/7 free online mental health support in a safe, anonymous community.
No referral needed.

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What is Big White Wall?

Big White Wall is a free online mental health support network for Ontarians 16+. Connect with others and share how you’re feeling. Whether facing daily challenges or major events, help is available. Learn new ways to take on life’s challenges.

The meaning behind Big White Wall:
BIG recognizes the infinite nature of human emotion
WHITE conveys the blank canvas that the site provides members to express themselves
WALL symbolizes shelter and support, as well as the barriers we sometimes need to break through to improve emotional health

What does Big White Wall offer?

Big White Wall is:

  • Safe and anonymous – express yourself without feeling judged
  • Available 24/7 – get help whenever you need it
  • A peer support community – connect with others who feel like you
  • Self-guided – take assessments to help you understand more about yourself, or join guided support courses on anxiety, depression, quitting smoking and more

Big White Wall and your privacy

UK-based Big White Wall is available to Ontarians through OTN with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Your personal information is stored securely in Canada – please read about your privacy here:

The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is a not-for-profit organization funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. OTN has contracted with UK-based company Big White Wall Limited (BWW Co) to make its online peer support community available in Ontario. Respect for privacy and the protection of information in an online environment are priorities for OTN. As a result, we include requirements in our agreements with service providers such as BWW Co that are designed to limit access to personal information and keep it secure. Nonetheless, there are risks in using any electronic information system. BWW offers users privacy options, and after registration through OTN, any information you choose to post or otherwise provide to BWW will be subject to the terms and conditions of use and information management practices of BWW. For this reason, it is essential that you read the BWW Privacy Policy and Terms of Use before deciding to register with and use BWW.