Crisis Support

Mental Health Services for Children & Youth

Distress and Crisis Services

Kids Help Phone – Call 1.800.688.6868 or Live Chat



Help/Distress LineHelpline for those experiencing emotional distress (including suicide ideation) – English: 416.408.HELP (4357)
Other language:  Brampton/Mississauga 905-459-7777, Caledon 1-877-298-5444, TTY 905-278-4890

Toronto Emergency Shelter Line:  A helpline for those in need of immediate temporary shelter (Wellington-Dufferin Region): 416-338-4766

Mobile Crisis Team: The team works closely with hospital emergency rooms, police and psychiatrists to ensure a comprehensive response to those in psychological crisis

Call-out Service Durham RegionScheduled calls for those in need of on-going emotional support during a short-term crisis period: 905 430 3511 Ext. 32

Ongoing Crisis SupportA 24/7 crisis hotline for those over 16 experiencing psychological distress or crisis

ASIST TrainingA two-day, world renowned workshop teaching “suicide first aid” in order to help empower community members to be able to identify and support those experiencing suicidal thoughts and tendencies.

Survivors of Homicide Loss Support:  A professionally developed traumatic loss support program for those who have lost loved ones to homicide. The program provides individualized counselling, support group sessions and informational resources.

Community Education: Distress Centres provide seminars in high schools, work places or community groups about warning signs of suicide and suicide prevention. These sessions are available in Durham, Niagara, Ottawa, Oakville, Kingston, Peel and Toronto. 

Child and Youth Mental Health Services

eMentalHealth provides a searchable database of mental health services available across Canada.


Greater Toronto Area

Family Navigation Project Provides expert navigation of the mental health and addictions service system for youth aged 13-26 and their families (Toronto, Durham, Hamilton, Peel and York).

2075 Bayview Ave,
Toronto, ON, M4N 3M5
1.800.380.9FNP (9367)



PEER-TO-PEER & DROP INs is a national charity that trains and empowers young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory through three globally-recognized programs:  Jack Talks, Jack Chapters, and Jack Summits. 

192 Spadina Ave #505
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2 


Stella’s Place, a co-designed model, provides comprehensive mental health services for youth aged 16 to 29 in a positive, peer engaging, non-residential community setting.  Services include peer support, clinical, employment, wellness, studio and recovery programs to help young adults learn skills, find connection and be empowered to manage their own health.

18 Camden Street
Toronto ON, M5V 1V1

Oakville/Halton Region 

Shine Out! Shout Out! is a non-profit organization focused on supporting the mental health of youth aged 15-25.  Their peer-to-peer youth support program, Just Be You, provides a place where youth with mental health problems can go, hang out, have fun, make social connections, and support each other in a recreational-based program on Friday evenings from 7-10pm.

Just Be You
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Drive, 
Oakville, ON