Big White Wall is an online peer support and self-management tool for adults and youth 16+ experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The service is coordinated by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), and is free for people living in Ontario. Clients can self-refer or be referred by their primary care provider. Big White Wall (BWW) is available online, 24/7, and is completely anonymous so you can express yourself freely and openly.
Professionally trained Wall Guides monitor the community to ensure the safety and anonymity of all members. In addition to BWW’s online community, you will have access to a wealth of useful information and can work through tailored self-help programs covering topics such as anxiety, sleep, weight management, depression and more.
The meaning behind “Big White Wall”:
- “Big” recognizes the infinite nature of human emotion
- “White” refers to the blank canvas clients can use to express themselves
- “Wall” represents shelter and support, as well as the barriers we sometimes need to break through to improve emotional health
A self-directed service, Big White Wall helps clients manage their own mental health. It is available around the clock, which means clients can access it immediately and at a time when other services are less likely to be available. In fact, 66% of logins to Big White Wall are after regular office hours.
To learn more about the program, visit: Big White Wall.ca