Child and Adolescent Mental Health

General                   Crisis

** Please discuss options with your dortors during the process of health care planning **


What's Up Walk-In

Highlights: What's Up Walk-In provides free vitual mental health counselling for children, youth, young adults and their families, and families with infants. Telephone: 1-866-585-6486 Monday to Friday 9AM 7PM.


Health Choices First - Mental Health

Highlights: Health Choices First is a website provides wealth of high quality patient education with exclusive health videos on different topics that provide an overview of conditions and treatment options. Furthermore, it provides a real-life case studies forum for doctors and patients to join in.


Mind Your Mind

Highlights: Mind Your Mind is a program of Connex Ontario that involves young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to guide people through rough times /crisis; they talk about myths and truths of mental health illnesses, and ways to achieve wellnesses; they also create many useful games and tools on devices to help people in many other ways.

Highlights: is an interactive resource created by mindyourmind, a program of Connex Canada. It helps educate young adults on their mental health. Through a mobile app, videos and education modules, parents are also given the tools to begin the discussion with the youth they love on safety, wellness, stress, school and substance use.


Big White Wall

Highlights: The Big White Wall provides a free online mental health support network for Ontarians 16+. It is self-guided, accessible 24/7 in a safe, anonymous community. No referral needed.



Highlights: The BounceBack program helps adults and youth 15+ to learn about mental health skills. Through online videos and telephone coaching, patients are able to learn about how to manage symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety in multiple languages. Care providers can refer patients by completing the referral form, or patients can be self-referred as well. Throughout your coaching process, BounceBack will communicate with your health care providers by sending progress reports.


Psychology Today

- Find A Psycholotherapist in Ontario

Highlights: The Psychology Today not only provides a searchable database of registered psychologists in Canada for a variety of counselling needs, it also provides psychology resources on support, awareness, information and education.


National Eating Disorder Information Centre

Highlights: The National Eating Disorder Information Centre provides information and resources for Canadians of all ages on eating disorders.It also guides people to find professional help and support step by step. Live chat is also available on the website.


LGBT Youth Line

Highlights: The LGBT Youth Line is an organization that provides guidance in finding support and resources nearby. You can text, talk to a live agent or chat online.
Helpline: 1-800-268-9688
Or text to: 647-694-4275


Talking with Teens about Drugs (Government of Canada)

Highlights: The Talking with Teens about Drugs from Government of Canada teaches parents how to start the conversation early between illegal substances and prescription medications, and to give information before their teens need to ask.


Streamlined Access (York Support Service Network)

Highlights: The Streamlined Access is a community-based agency that offers Mental Health Services, Developmental Services, Crisis Response Services and many other related resources.

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Kids Help Phone - Crisis Text Line

Highlights: Kids Help Phone connects young people who are in Crisis in Canada to the trained crisis responder, 24/7, free national wide texting.
How It Work: Text HOME to 686868, will connect you to a trained crisis responder.


Peel Children's Centre - Crisis Response (24/7 for Peel region)
Telephone: 416-410-8615


Assaulted Women's Helpline

Highlights: The Assaulted Women's Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to all woman who have experienced abuse, providing counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.
Helpline: 1-866-863-0511 or TTY 1-833-286-9865


Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centre

Highlights: The Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centre educates the public with facts of sexual violence, provides directory of local sexual assault centres that provide free counselling and information about sexual violence.

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