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Children and Youth

Ontario has a new Mental Health and Addictions Strategy that includes a priority focus on children and youth. The list below links to support and service providers focused on children and youth mental health.

Kids Help Phone

Call 1-800-668-6868

Facilitated by the Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO, this directory is intended to facilitate and improve access to mental health services in Ontario by providing a central source of information.

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

There are more than 80 children’s mental health centres across Ontario;  70 of these centres are fully accredited by CMHO. Each centre has trained professionals who provide support to families, and treatment to young people facing mental health problems. Search for children’s mental health centres that serve your community.

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

PCMH is hosted by parents who have had or who are currently using the mental health services of Ontario. PCMH is a voluntary group of parents dedicated to helping families and improving mental health services in Ontario.

Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre

The Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre is a children’s mental health treatment, research and teaching centre located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Treatment Centre serves infants, children, and youth who have mental health problems. It also provides mental health prevention and early intervention programs. The Treatment Centre is partially affiliated with the University of Toronto and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Family Services.

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth serves youth in state care and the margins of state care through individual, systemic and policy advocacy.

Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

The Centre works with Ontario child and youth mental health agencies to strengthen services and build an effective and accessible system of care, offering a diverse collection of tools, services, products and training to help professionals find, use and share evidence that will improve outcomes on the front line of care.

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