HOW TO ACCESS CARE IN TORONTO
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the Crisis Services Canada hotline at 1-833-4566 (24/7) or send a text to 45645 (4pm- midnight). You can also call the 24/7 Toronto Distress Centres helpline at 416-408-HELP (4357) (24/7)
For emergencies, call 911
Regesh - Counselling
Provides therapeutic counselling to families and children. Regesh
programs, based on family income. New clients can typically receive
weeks of initial contact.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (416) 495-8832
What's Up Walk-In
(IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO SUPPORT AND SERVICES)
This free service is a one-stop shop for youth ages 12-25. The hubs offer low-barrier rapid access and clear service pathways to the Toronto mental health system. Due to COVID-19 they have moved to online counselling and support.
Kids Help Phone - Youth Resources
(CRISIS SUPPORT, COUNSELLING, INFORMATION)
Free 24/7 professional counselling, referrals and volunteer-led, text based support to kids, youth and young adults. Visit kidshelpphone.ca
Family Navigation Project - Referrals
FNP is a free service geared to families and youth (ages 13-26). They help individuals navigate the mental health and addiction system. They connect to resources, service providers and treatment centres, guiding you every step of the way.
Clinical Advisory Board
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness, University of Toronto
Medical Director of the Family Navigation Project
Director, Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health; Senior Scientist, Child, Youth and Emerging Adult Program CAMH
Cognitive behavioral therapy counsellor, Founder of MHED
Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Founder of PROGRESS at Sunnybrook