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/
Holds regular peer-based support group meetings at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario for parents of children, adolescents or teens with a mental illness. http://www.pleo.on.ca/
A national organization working to improve public perception about mental health issues. http://www.partnersformh.ca/
Started by parents involved with PEPP to provide peer support to parents with a child receiving treatment for psychosis at the London Health Sciences Centre. http://www.pepp.ca/
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/
This site includes content on understanding mental health, as well as mental health information and resources for specific groups, including families and teens, educators and health professionals. It also includes a section on transitions, with a link to the “transitions” document, which is aimed at providing first-year post-secondary students with information on topics including time management, relationships, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions. The guide also includes mental health self-help information and contains recommendations where students can go to get help on their campus. http://teenmentalhealth.org/
An organization that connects youth, parents and community organizations through peer support via their Speaker Series Program. http://tmhpforyouth.org/
Think: Kids is a program specializing in Collaborative Problem Solving that comes out of the States. Collaborative Problem Solving is an approach that has demonstrated effectiveness with children and adolescents with a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral challenges across a variety of different settings. This section of the Think:Kids site has resources for parents, including links to their Facebook and Twitter, their blog, as well as videos and books. Visit their site or contact them to learn more! http://thinkkids.org/help/resources-for-parents/
Creators of the "WE ARE POWERFUL™" children's series - conceived and designed to facilitate the lives of children who have ADHD, ADD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette's Syndrome, Asperger Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. This series of books help adults gain a greater understanding of children and their unique world. http://wildberryproductions.ca/
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/
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