Here are a few reputable provincial and national mental health resources that you can access virtually as a young person in Ontario.

First and foremost, to uncover signs and symptoms of a child’s or a young person’s mental health issues, consult  

In case of an emergency, please call 911 or head to your closest emergency or hospital.

Youth Mental Health Canada


Phone Number: 647-952-9642

Fill an online contact form here 

Address: 51 Stuart St. Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 1B5

Office Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drop-in Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Make an appointment here 

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Ontario Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Toll-free: 1-866-821-7770

For folks with hearing disabilities:

TTY: 1-800-387-559

Fax: 416-212-1977


Address: (Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services) – 77 Wellesley Street West, PO Box 156, Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2S9

Youth Assisting Youth


Phone Number: 416-932-1919

Fax: 416-932-1934

Toll Free: 1-877-932-1919


Address: 5734 Yonge Street, #401, Toronto, Ontario, M2M 4E7


Kids Help Phone      


  • Children and youth
  • Professional counselling, information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being
  • Via web post, and live chat
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Free, anonymous and confidential
  • Call 1-800-668-6868 (professional counsellor)
  • Text: CONNECT to 686868 (trained volunteer Crisis Responder)



  • Youth between 17-25
  • Post-secondary Ontario students
  • Professional counselling, information and referrals, well-being, and addictions
  • Free, confidential and anonymous helpline
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Call 1-866-925-5454 (professional counsellor)
  • Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 (trained volunteer Crisis Responder)

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Mental Health Helpline


  • All ages
  • Information about counselling services and support in your community
  • Listens, provide strategies, and offers support to help you meet your goals
  • Basic education about mental illness
  • Call 1-866-531-2600

Ontario Distress Centres


  • All ages
  • A free telephone help-line for folk experiencing emotional distress (suicide included)
  • Listening and referral services mainly through highly trained volunteers
  • Most centres: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario


  • Pediatric health and research center: family-centred patient care for children and youth 18 and under
  • Specialized programs for eating disorders, early language development, autism, psychiatric mental health, telepsychiatry, and sexual assault

Children’s Mental Health Ontario


  • Represents and supports providers of child and youth mental health treatment services
  • Includes 85 accredited children’s mental health centres providing support to families and treatment to young people with mental health conditions
  • No cost services
  • Find a children’s mental health centre in your community here 



  • Resources, information, and tools to manage crisis, stress, and mental health-related problems for youth
  • Inspires youth to reach out, get help, or help struggling friends

You are worth taking care of. And if the burden gets too heavy on your own, it’s important to know where to turn.

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