Introduction

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There are many decisions to be made when it comes to searching for and receiving the best services for children and youth affected by mental health challenges.

Our goal is to provide you with current information to help you navigate Ontario's child and youth mental health system and access resources and supports that best meet your needs.

  • Signs and Disorders
    Information about the signs of mental health disorders in children and youth, and the most commonly-occurring disorders.
  • Getting Help: FAQs
    This fact sheet provides information about: the first steps to getting help, who provides services and at what cost, how to connect with the school, and much more.
  • Getting Help: What to Expect
    This fact sheet describes what you can expect to happen when you contact a child and youth mental health service - from intake to treatment. 
  • Brief Child and Family Phone Interview (BCFPI)
    An overview of the intake tool that's used by child and youth mental health centres to assess the number and severity of a child’s problems, and help determine what's needed.
  • Find a Centre
    A search tool that will help you find a child and youth mental health centre that provides services in your community.
  • Learn More
    Family-friendly resources that offer in-depth information on general and specific topics in mental health.
  • Useful Links
     

For Parents and Families