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.
CAMH Knowledge Exchange gives you quick access to the best available online information, tools and resources. As it evolves, KnowledgeX will also provide opportunities to collaborate and communicate with other addiction and mental health professionals. More about the site. http://knowledgex.camh.net/Pages/default.aspx
A site where youth and emerging adults can access information, resources and tools during difficult times. http://www.mindyourmind.ca/
An online mental health directory where anyone can go to find out where to get help. http://www.ementalhealth.ca/splash.php
Family Service Ontario represents 41 not-for-profit member agencies located throughout Ontario who serve over 250,000 individuals and families each year, of every age group and socio-economic level. In 27 cities throughout Ontario there is one Family Service agency. There are two Family Service agencies in Kitchener, Oshawa, Peel, Thunder Bay, and Windsor, and three in Ottawa and Toronto. http://www.familyserviceontario.org/
The Centre offers parents many opportunities to participate in educational workshops. These groups are facilitated by behaviour communication consultants, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists. http://www.autism.net/services/services-for-parentscaregivers/parent-training.html
This website was developed by first-episode psychosis youth and parents with the help of dedicated family members who donated their talent, expertise and experience to create a partnership-based early psychosis resource. This website houses a wonderful art gallery featuring the works of young artists who have experienced first-episode psychosis. This is a very moving and inspirational website. http://www.gethelpearly.ca
The Ontario Government's website includes news, information and a resource centre. Click on the link labelled 'Children' to find the Government of Ontario's information geared specifically to children's health and children with special needs. http://www.gov.on.ca/
Dozens of scheduled, hosted, online support group meetings organized into communities of people concerned about a particular diagnosis, disorder or mental illness. http://www.healthyplace.com/
Promoting infant mental health and well-being in infants (prenatal to age three) and their families. Information on prevention and intervention when infants are at-risk or have identified problems. http://www.imhpromotion.ca/
Iris the Dragon Inc. is a Canadian educational publishing company. They offer a series of illustrated children’s books and educational resources dealing with the topic of children’s mental health. Believed to be the first of its kind in its approach to educating caregivers and children about mental illness, Iris the Dragon Inc. has been successful with its products in beginning a dialogue with children about what often can be a difficult topic. http://www.iristhedragon.com/
For young people with relatives and friends with a mental illness. Diaries of four fictional teenagers touched by mental illness. Factsheets and information on schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders. http://www.itsallright.org/
Kids Help Phone serves children and youth in Canada by providing anonymous and confidential professional counselling, referrals and information in English and French. Their webpage offers a variety of resources for children and teenagers experiencing mental health issues. http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/en/