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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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.
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.
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 ET)
For residents of Quebec, call 1 866 APPELLE (1.866.277.3553)
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.