Below are some external resources we recommend if you need support or are interested in learning more about child and youth mental health.
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LEARN ABOUT CHILD & YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH
About Kids Health
About Kids Health is a health education website for children, youth and their caregivers. Powered by SickKids.
Visit the COVID-19 learning hub for resources to support your family during the pandemic.
Caring for Kids
Caring for Kids provides parents with information about their child’s and teen’s health and well-being.
The site is developed and funded by the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Children's Mental Health Ontario
Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents Ontario's publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres. They advocate for investments, policies, and programs for children, youth, and families seeking mental health services in Ontario.
Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across provinces CMHA provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is the largest mental health teaching hospital in Canada with 10 locations across Ontario. CAMH supports mental health through innovative research, expert training, and policy advocacy.
CAMH developed a catalogue of information in effort to dispel myths about mental illness and suicide and provide educational information about the topics.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone provides professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Call 1 800-668-6868
Connect through Facebook Messenger
Distress Centre of Greater Toronto
The Distress Centre line provides 24-hour telephone support to individuals in the community who are at risk and at their most vulnerable.
For support in the General Toronto Area, call 416-408-HELP (4357)
For support in the Peel Region, call 905-459-7777
Canada Suicide Prevention Service
Thinking about suicide? Know someone thinking about suicide? Struggling with a loss from suicide? Connect with the Canada Suicide Prevention Service responders.
Call 1 833 456 4566 (Available 24/7/365)
Text 45654 (Available 4pm-Midnight EST)
For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)
YouthLine offers confidential, non-judgemental and informed LGBTTQQ2SI support for youth through telephone, text and chat services, from Sunday to Friday. 4pm to 9:30pm EST.
Call or text 647-694-4275
Live chat with a Peer Support Volunteer on the YouthLine website
What's Up Walk-In
Need to talk? Free and immediate virtual mental health counselling for children, youth, young adults and their families.
To be connected to a counsellor for a telephone or video session please call 1-866-585-6486
Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm EST