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 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/
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
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/
This website advertises the number to call to speak to a counsellor - 1 800 668 6868. It also offers online advice - where kids can post questions that will be answered. Also provides a useful 'topic library' with information about common issues and concerns. 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://www.kidshealth.org/index.html
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/
This website promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help. It provides interesting client stories, as well as several helpful links and resources for youth and families dealing with psychosis. http://www.psychosissucks.ca/epi/
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/
STOP A BULLY is an anti-bullying prevention & reporting program meant to assist Canadian students & schools reduce/prevent violence and harassment in our schools. Stop A Bully functions as both a bullying reporting system and a bully deterrent in schools by increasing awareness and accountability. Stop A Bully is available to any student in Canada who needs to submit a Bully Report. Stop A Bully encourages students, parents & staff members to submit a request to add their school to this violence prevention program so that we can reduce the acts of bullying in our schools. Schools will receive promotional material to help make students aware that this service is available to them if they need help. http://www.stopabully.ca/
Learn more about bullying and how to deal with it. http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html