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.
A site where youth and emerging adults can access information, resources and tools during difficult times. http://www.mindyourmind.ca/
Provides facts, statistics, advice and support regarding bullying in the school system. There is information specific to students, teachers and parents, as well as links, and information on current trends and events in school bullying. http://www.bullying.co.uk
If you are 18 or under and want to promote mental health, you can apply to the Dare to Dream program to get $5000 to bring your ideas to life! You’ll need an idea that brings awareness to child and youth mental health or aims to decrease stigma around mental illness. For example, it could be anything from a mental health awareness week, a wellness event, teaching how to de-stress, creating a movie, whatever! Be as creative as you can. Application deadlines are March 31st and October 31st. Visit their website to learn more! http://www.daretodreamprogram.ca/
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
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/
The largest and most-visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information through different entry points -- for kids, for teens, and for parents. http://kidshealth.org/parent/
Mobilizing Minds: Pathways to Young Adult Mental Health is a research project that focuses on young adult mental health. Their team includes young adults, researchers, health professionals, youth engagement experts and community partners, and their work focuses on supporting young people around depression. Their first mental health resource is a website where users can learn about depression and different options for treatment and can be accessed at depression.informedchoices.ca. http://www.mobilizingminds.ca/
A youth health site with information on healthcare, sexual health, mental health, drugs & alcohol, and lifestyle. Very clear and concise language is used to describe depression, anxiety and several other mental health problems. http://www.dryes.com.au/
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/
RU-OK is a self help site for youth. It offers a place to go to discuss feelings, and find help and advice. Focuses on strengths - not just problems. http://www.ru-ok.org.uk/