Welcome to our growing lists of agencies, websites and resources related to children's mental health. Whenever possible we try to include Canadian and Ontario resources.
These sites are provided for your information only, and Children's Mental Health Ontario assumes no responsibility for their content. Please carefully evaluate the content of each site when you visit it, rather than simply take the content at face value.
YouThrive is a practical resource that was developed in a partnership involving Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario Lung Association (OLA) and Ophea. It is for leaders in communities and schools across Ontario who work with youth aged 12 to 19. It is designed for people who want to create communities in which young people can thrive and develop capacity to realize their own abilities, make a contribution to society and learn how to take control of their own lives. It shows how using a health promotion approach supports positive mental health and prevents risk-taking behaviour among young people. http://youthrive.ca
YUPC is a new, state-of-the art community mental health and training centre associated with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health at York University. The clinic provides a range of leading edge, effective mental health services to keep people of all ages living healthy, productive lives. YUPC is committed to: the delivery of excellent assessment and intervention services to both York University members and the community surrounding the university, the provision of evidence based training to graduate students and community based practitioners, the development of empirical investigations of clinical practice that will push the frontiers of knowledge mobilization for key health and mental health disorders. http://www.yorku.ca/prtc/index.htm
An interactive site for adolescents about adolescent health. Provides facts, answers FAQs, and deals with sensitive topics. A comprehensive, interesting, and easy-to-navigate site. http://www.youngandhealthy.ca/caah/
YoungMinds is a national charity (in the United Kingdom) that is committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. They do this through giving advice, training, campaigning and distributing publications. Their website has a section for children, young people, and for parents. http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
An association that advocates for youth at risk by providing them with a voice and a safety net. It represents over 50 Ontario agencies that provide services to young people involved in the youth justice system. http://www.youthjusticeontario.ca/
A bilingual, regional, mental health promotion and intervention program run by youth, for youth. Reaches out and helps youth develop and maintain good mental health, as well as healthy coping strategies for dealing with stress. http://www.youthnet.on.ca/
A comprehensive job search program for youth, providing many ways to search for jobs, listed by interest, category, and location. Provides career advice, resumé and cover letter writing tips, and a place to post resumés. http://www.youth.gc.ca/