Mental Health Services

Mental health services at HQ

We offer a stepped-care approach to matching cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people with the intensity of care they need rapidly, regardless of HIV status. Stepped-care aims to provide the right care at the right time for each individual, with the goal of reducing waitlists.

Compassionate Care at HQ

HQ strives to bring compassion to mental health care and focuses on your experience of the services. After you receive mental health support, you will be asked about your experience and your alliance with your therapist. By sharing your experiences of care, you will help shape and improve HQ’s mental health services.

Mental Health Experience and Outcome Measures

Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) are self-reported measurements that you will complete to provide information about your satisfaction with and experience receiving healthcare at HQ. PREMs are focused on your experience of the processes of care.


Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are self-reported measurement tools that you will complete to provide information on your health and how the service has impacted your quality of life.


Why do we ask?

Research over the past two decades has clearly demonstrated that when those receiving care are asked to regularly and systematically rate their symptoms (PROMs) and their experiences of care and alliance (PREMs) – and those providing care actively use the information from the PROMs and PREMs to inform care – mental health outcomes improve.

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Online self-assessment

HQ offers online self-assessment and resources that empower guys and trans people to address their mental health needs immediately.

Mental Health and Substance use Services at HQ


Individual Services

Crisis Counselling

Service Navigation / Referrals / Case Management 

Rapid Psychiatric Assessment Clinic



Group Services

Behaviour Change / Goal Setting 

Understanding my Personality 

Getting Help for My Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety 

Community Reinforcement Approach /Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Crystal Meth Use

Cognitive Processing Therapy - Trauma Intro

Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

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Counselling and Referrals

At HQ you will have access to the newest and best mental health treatments to support people living with trauma, depression, anxiety, or managing substance use, including crystal meth. Learn more about the screening and assessment process.


In Toronto? 

Get Help Now

If you are struggling with thoughts of ending your life or harming yourself please contact crisis support or visit your nearest emergency department.

Crisis Support

Toronto Distress Centre (24/7): 416-408-4357 or text 741741 (2 am-2 pm daily)

Crisis Services Canada


Trans Life Line (for trans and gender non-conforming folks)


YouthLine (for Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth under 29)


How to Get Service

Get Care

You can get care, and get your results.


HQ welcomes all cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people.