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 winning site for youth by youth. This is a place where young people can get information, resources and tools to help them manage stress, crisis and mental health problems. http://www.mindyourmind.ca/
A web-based service that inspires young people to help themselves through tough times. It offers quizzes and stories as well as lots of informative fact sheets. http://au.reachout.com/
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
The impact of issues like violence, trauma and suicide can have powerful and lasting effects on those involved. CTRI's training and consulting services are designed to help individuals, caregivers, communities and organizations prevent and cope with unfortunate and distressing events. http://www.ctrinstitute.com/
This site links to publications on issues in children's health, and the Canadian government's response and movement towards supporting those issues. The publications are all available to read online; the site also provides tools for seeking further information on these issues ether in person or online. http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/dca-dea/main_e.html
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/
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/