Youth Mental Health Resources

Nexus new logo Nexus Youth Services Twitter
Nexus's Youth Services' Twitter feed provides followers with useful youth mental health resources from across Canada and around the world. It's a great place to start if you're looking to find more online resources and connect with like-minded individuals who are raising awareness about youth mental health using social media. It's also the best place to find out what's going on at the Nexus Youth Centre and stay up to date with the latest Nexus news.

youtubelogo.jpg Videos About Child & Youth Mental Health
A playlist with video resources about a variety of child and youth mental health topics, including autism, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety and suicide. This playlist is maintained by Nexus Youth Services and is frequently updated as new materials become available.

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development Dealing With Depression
Dealing with Depression (DWD) is an interactive and hands-on tool for youth coping with depression. It provides information about depression as well as skills and goal setting resources and information about drugs and alcohol, eating and exercise.

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Good 2 Talk is a free and confidential mental health service for college and university students. Good 2 Talk connects callers with professional counselling, mental health information and local support resources. Services are available in both English and French.

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Kids Help Phone provides free, anonymous, 24/7 non-judgmental phone and live chat counselling to kids and teens under 20 all across Canada. The KHP promise is that everything you tell them is anonymous, meaning you don't have to tell them who you are or where you live, and anything you talk about is confidential and safe.

mindcheck.jpeg was created to help young people identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and link them to sources of help to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize early signs and finding ways to deal with them increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan.

mym logo.jpg is a place for youth and emerging adults to access information, resources and tools during tough times. Help yourself. Help each other. Share what you live and know.

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If you, a friend/peer or sibling have been involved in a peer/self-exploitation incident (otherwise known as "sexting"), this site is designed to help. provides guidance on seeking help and coping with tough situations related to sexting and cyberbullying.

nmt_main_logo.jpg Not Myself Today
The Not Myself Today campaign was created to proactively deal with workplace mental health. 500,000 Canadians miss work each day due to mental health issues. This campaign is designed to educate and engage Canadians on the issues of mental health in the workplace.

panel3.jpg Blue Wave Foundation
The Blue Wave Foundation's mission is to increase awareness, encourage solutions, foster hope and end the stigma of mental illness. The Blue Way Movement aims to change the way youth think about mental health through conversation and normalization. Blue Wave believes this is is achieved by broad-scale education, and can think of no better teacher than the youth themselves.

eatingdisorders.jpg Something Fishy Website for Eating Disorders is a website that has been dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive over-eating and over-exercising, and their loved ones since 1995.

teenshealth.jpg Teens Health - Mental Health Resources
Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body -- and in your mind. Relationships, body image, families, emotions, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, stress and self-esteem are all dealt with in this section of the Teens Health website.

We Bite Back.jpg We Bite Back: An Eating Disorder Recovery Forum
We Bite Back is for anyone struggling with an eating disorder. Instead of swapping tips on how to lose more weight, people on We Bite Back encourage each other to be stronger, healthier, happier people. It's a place for people to actively pursue recovery -- together. You don't have to fight alone.

YMCA of Greater Toronto YMCA of Greater Toronto
Youth Gambling Program and Youth Substance Abuse Program

ylc logo.jpeg Your Life Counts
YLC is made up of a concerned group of people from all walks of life who have come together to affirm to youth and families that their lives count. YLC has existed since 2000 and has a mission statement of "Helping Youth and Families to Nurture, Protect and Sustain Their Will to Live." Their website provides things like crisis line contact information, suicide prevention tools and bullying resources.

Youth Net Peel Youth Net Peel
Youth Net is a youth empowering program "by youth, for youth", which breaks down the barriers by reaching out to groups of youth anywhere and everywhere they are found. Youth Net offers youth the opportunity to speak and be heard, share opinions, as well as offer and receive support from peers.

Resources - Youth Suicide Prevention Youth Suicide Prevention Website
This website serves as an online information and resource hub for suicide prevention. It answers questions like, "Why do youth attempt suicide?" and "What can youth do to help?"

Advocacy and Education Resources for Child & Youth Mental Health (General)

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry partners with its members in advocacy efforts at the US federal and state levels to improve policies and services for children and adolescents with mental illness. The AACAP works to educate policymakers and administrators about issues affecting child and adolescent psychiatry and children's mental health and regularly engage its members on pertinent legislation and regulatory activities.

AnxietyCanada-logo.png Anxiety Canada
Anxiety Canada provides rich resources of self-help information and programs, as well as resources for parents and caregivers. Anxiety Canada's mission is to increase awareness, promote education and improve access to programs that work.

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CASP's ultimate purpose is to reduce the suicide rate and minimize the harmful consequences of suicidal behaviour. CASP works toward the achievement of its purpose by facilitating, advocating, supporting and advising, rather than by the provision of direct services.

Canadian Mental Health Association Canadian Mental Health Association
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service. CMHA branches across Canada provide a wide range of innovative services and supports to people who are experiencing mental illness and their families. One of the core goals of these services is to help people with mental illness develop the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.

Children's Mental Health Ontario Children's Mental Health Ontario
Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario. 

Resources for Anxiety Problems in Children & Adolescents

Offord Centre for Child Studies Offord Centre for Child Studies
Offord Centre for Child Studies is dedicated to improving the life quality and life opportunities of the one in five Canadian children and youth who suffer from serious mental health problems.

Parents for Children's Mental Health Parents for Children's Mental Health
Parents for Children's Mental Health provides resources to support and advocate for children with mental health issues and their families.

rainbow health ontario.png Rainbow Health Ontario
Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy.

portfolio_web_riro.jpg Reaching In, Reaching Out
Reaching In, Reaching Out (RiRo) creates evidence-based programs that teach resiliency thinking and coping skills to adults and young children under the age of 8 so they can REACH IN to life's challenges and REACH OUT to other and opportunities that encourage healthy development. RiRo's dream is to see these important skills shared with every young child by the important adults in their life.

SiOS Self-injury Outreach & Support
As part of a collaboration between the University of Guelph and McGill University, SiOS is a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want help.

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SickKids's 2013 Happy and Healthy Campaign is an endeavour to educate Canadians about the issues of mental health and provide families with the tools that help them foster a healthy and happy environment in which their children can learn and grow. This website has a game for children, youth and parents/caregivers to play together plus mental health tip sheets for issues ranging from ADHD to suicide prevention.

dso.jpg Transitions: Developmental Services Ontario - Central West Region
This site has information and worksheets for young people with developmental disabilities to help them plan as they move from high school life to adulthood. The services on this website can help people who live in Halton, Peel, Waterloo Region or Dufferin Counties in Ontario. This area is known as Central West Region.

Mental Health Resources & Social Services for Children, Youth & Families in Peel Region

Nexus new logo Nexus Youth Services
Nexus Youth Services provides counselling and drop-in services for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 years who live in Peel Region. Nexus works with youth to create a safe, relaxing and respectful environment that celebrates youth culture in all its diversity. Most importantly, Nexus believes in youth engagement, meaning your voice matters! Nexus staff believe in the value of working together with youth to make our drop-in centre and counselling spaces safe and unique places to be.

Associated Youth Services of Peel Associated Youth Services of Peel
AYSP is a dynamic team of optimistic and compassionate professionals and volunteers dedicated to helping children, youth and families manage mental health and/or justice issues in order to realise their potential and encourage their contribution to community.

Brampton Caledon Community Living Brampton Caledon Community Living
Brampton Caledon Community Living supports and empowers people who have an intellectual disability, in partnership with their families and the community, to lead enriched and meaningful lives.

Community Living Mississauga Community Living Mississauga
Community Living Mississauga is a non-profit, charitable organization which provides support to individuals who have an intellectual disability, with the belief that people who have an intellectual disability have a right to live in the community and participate actively in community life and should enjoy the full rights of citizenship and the full experience of membership in the community.

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An online directory of mental health services and support in your community and across Canada.

ErinaokKids ErinoakKids
ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development is Ontario's largest Children's Treatment Centre (CTC), serving over 12,500 children with disabilities and their families each year. ErinoakKids clients have a wide range of physical and/or developmental disabilities, communication disorders, autism, and some of the children are blind and/or deaf. ErinoakKids serves children and families in Halton, Peel, Dufferin, Waterloo and Wellington.

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Kids Pathways Peel offers children and youth with special needs (up to age 18) service coordination supports through a network of Peel community partner agencies including Brampton Caledon Community Living, Child Development Resource Connection Peel, Community Living Mississauga, ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development and Kerry's Place Autism Services.

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Peel's connection to Family Early Years programs and services for parents and caregivers of children pre-birth to 6 years of age.

Peel Children's Aid Society Peel Children's Aid Society
Peel Children's Aid protects children from abuse and neglect and helps parents and caregivers build healthy families. In addition to protecting children, Peel CAS also works with families who may be facing challenges such as poverty, unemployment, ill health, domestic violence, mental health issues or caring for a child who has serious physical, emotional or developmental difficulties. Peel CAS also provides parenting support.

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The Peel Committee Against Woman Abuse (PCAWA), founded in 1984, is a group of individuals representing various agencies in the Region of Peel. PCAWA's mandate is to promote comprehensive and effective response to woman abuse in the Region of Peel.

Peel Information Network Peel Information Network
The Peel Information Network is a database with information about a broad range of community services.

Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program

Peel Postpartum Mood Disorder Program provides family support when mothers feel isolated, sad, guilty, depressed, angry, confused, or frustrated after their babies are born. Their website provides education, skill development and useful resources for service providers and families in the Region of Peel.

refbanner4.jpg Refugee Mental Health Toolkit
The Refugee Mental Health Toolkit is a collection of online and print resources. These resources have been organized into eight categories, including a list of Mississauga/GTA clinics that offer health services to refugee claimants without IFH/OHIP coverage.

Resources - Tangerine Tangerine Walk-In Counselling
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is a free service for children, youth and families who live in the Peel Region. This service is provided, in partnership, by Associated Youth Services Peel, Peel Children's Centre, and Rapport Youth & Family Services. Tangerine Walk-In Counselling is available free of charge to children and youth, up to their 18th birthday, and their parents, caregivers and adult supporters.

Trillium Health Centre - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Trillium Health Partners - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
This clinic provides outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents and their families, Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9am-5pm and Tuesday-Thursday from 9am-9pm.

William Osler Health Centre - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Day Hospital and In-Patient Unit William Osler Health Centre - Child & Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, Day Hospital and In-Patient Unit
William Osler Health Centre provides a number of different mental health services for children and adolescents and their families.

Learning Accommodation and School Board Resources in Peel Region

Conseil scolaire Viamonde Conseil scolaire Viamonde
The only public French-language school board in Ontario.

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Learning Disabilities Association of Peel Region assists people with learning disabilities and their families by providing support, guidance and resource information, programs, workshops and support groups, as well as raising public awareness of learning disabilities.

Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud Le Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud
The Catholic French-language school board.

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
The English-language Catholic school board in Peel Region.

Peel District School Board Peel District School Board
The public school board in Peel Region.

Success by 6 Peel Success by 6 Peel
Success by 6 Peel is a collaboration of more than 40 partners in business, labour, education, recreation, health, social services and government dedicated to providing important opportunities and experiences for children in Peel to develop the emotional, social, cognitive and physical skills to reach their fullest potential from birth to age 6. United Way Peel hosts the initiative.

Healthcare & Public Health Services in Peel Region

Trillium Health Partners Credit Valley Hospital campus, Trillium Health Partners (central and north Mississauga)

Peel Public Health Peel Public Health
Public health services and information.

Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital campus, Trillium Health Centre (south Mississauga and south Etobicoke)

William Osler Health Centre (Brampton, Caledon, and north Etobicoke) William Osler Health Centre (Brampton, Caledon, and north Etobicoke)

Information about Child and Youth Development, Health and Well-Being

best start.jpg Best Start
Best Start is a key program of Health Nexus and funded by the Government of Ontario. Best Start is a provincial resource centre that supports service providers to implement effective health promotion programs for expectant and new parents (including both mom and dad), newborns and young children.
Caring for Kids Logo Caring for Kids (Canadian Pediatric Society)
A site for parents containing child health information from Canada's pediatricians.
Child Development Resource Connection Peel Child Development Resource Connection Peel
CDRCP promotes quality care of children up to 12 years of age and supports the quality of family life.
Healthy Ontario (ontario government site with links to many online resources) Healthy Ontario
Help your kids get as healthy as they can now with tips, recipes, physical activity ideas and more. Whether you're looking for information for yourself or your kids, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has plenty of tips to help you get started towards a healthier tomorrow.
MHSIO_Logo.jpg Mental Health Helpline
The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. Funded by the Government of Ontario, the service is live answer 24/7, confidential and free.
Ontario Early Years Centres Ontario Early Years Centres
The Ontario Early Years Centres website is a place where you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Ontario Early Years Centres. The site also features a library of information about the first six years of your child's life.
Resources - Region of Peel Parenting in Peel
This website is maintained by the Region of Peel and provides information about children and pregnancy.
Public Health Agency of Canada Public Health Agency of Canada
The work of the Public Health Agency of Canada is to promote and protect the health of Canadians through leadership, partnership, innovation and action in public health.
SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is Canada's most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children's health in the country. SickKids provides the best in complex and specialized care by creating scientific and clinical advancements, sharing knowledge and expertise and championing the development of an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system.
march-13-digital-email.jpg Zero to Three: Early Childhood Mental Health
Zero to Three is a national (US) nonprofit organization that informs, trains and support professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
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