counselling, support groups, workshops,
peer support, and psychiatric help in toronto
Organizations in toronto
Anti-Black Racism and Mental Health Resource List
The link below will take you to a curated list of resources including mental health support, organizations, thought pieces, and education on Anti-Black Racism.
Community-based mental health services for children, youth, young adults and adults with mental health challenges and/or developmental disabilities, and their families * may vary by program
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
Offers free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.
Telephone Support Line:1-866-363-MOOD (6663).
Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
We offer and operate all of our programs through two drop-in centres, with a variety of peer support, mental health recovery* and social services programs serving people who experience mental health extremes or labels as well as people who experience homelessness
Family Service Toronto
"At Family Service Toronto (FST), our clients are as diverse as the city itself. We serve new immigrant families, parents and kids struggling with divorce, seniors and their caregivers, women in abusive relationships, people with intellectual disabilities, the gay and lesbian community – just to name a few!"
Yorktown Family Services
Yorktown Family Services is a community-based nonprofit social services agency dedicated to providing effective, accessible, quality mental health treatment, prevention and out-reach services to children, youth, women and families in the former City of York.
CAMH- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
"CAMH provides high quality, client-centred care to meet the diverse needs of people facing addiction and mental health challenges at different stages of their lives and illnesses-- from children to adults to seniors. Clinical services include assessment, brief interventions, inpatient/ residential programs, day hospital services, continuing care, outpatient/ambulatory services, and family support."
SKETCH - Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth
"SKETCH creates opportunities for young people (ages 16 to 29) living street involved, homeless or otherwise on the margins, to experience the transformative power of the arts; to build leadership and economic self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts."
"At Sheena’s Place we offer support to individuals, families and friends affected by eating disorders by providing a wide range of professionally facilitated support groups. We are committed to inspiring hope, reducing stigma, raising awareness and offering meaningful help and information at all stages of recovery."
North York Women's Centre
"NYWC is a community of diverse women providing resources and support to affect positive change. We deliver this in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all women in the community of North York and surrounding areas"
"Across Boundaries is a mental health centre which provides a range of supports and services to people from racialized communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) who are experiencing severe mental health problems/serious mental illness. The centre believes in a holistic approach to mental health care and operates within an anti-racism/anti-oppression framework."
"Our mission is to improve the quality of life of psychiatric consumers/survivors including those who are homeless or otherwise marginalized, through the provision of permanent affordable supportive housing and programs."
Provides a wide array of resources for those seeking to improve their lives, as well as for those in crisis. Philosophy: "To respect and appreciate that Recovery can be defined as the ability to live well in the presence or absence of one’s mental health difficulties and that each person with a mental health struggle needs to define for themselves what “living well” means. Recovery is different for everyone and can be supported by a range of service models.
To maintain a holistic approach to crisis management, ensuring users are made aware of, and given information, opportunity and, if necessary, proactive assistance in accessing potentially beneficial programs and services that may positively impact quality of life.
Peer led workshops in mental health and addiction.
The Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Access Point, referred to as The Access Point, is a centralized point where you can apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing. The Access Point provides coordinated access to a number of services within the large network of service providers through one application and intake assessment process.
Creative Works Studio
This is the site for Creative Works Studio, an art studio for folks living with mental health challenges.
Alternatives is a community-based mental health agency for adults over 16 with significant mental health issues located in the East End of Toronto.
Individuals 16-65 years living with serious mental illness, geriatric mental health conditions, acquired brain injury, developmental disabilities and/or dual diagnosis * also individuals experiencing homelessness
Do You Need Immediate Support? Here are some options.
Emergency - call 911
Toronto Distress Centre - 416- 408-HELP (4357)
"Providing a confidential help-line service available 24 hours a day to persons in emotional distress."
"ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. ConnexOntario operates three helplines:
- Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603
- Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600
- Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505
"211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life's challenges. 211's award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services. 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages."
www.211ontario.ca ---> http://www.211ontario.ca/topic/emergency-crisis-services
Kids Help Phone - 1-800-668-6868
"Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people. Since 1989, our trained, professional counsellors have been listening to kids, often when no one else can or will. We are always there."
Assaulted Women's Hotline - GTA: 416-863-0511 Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
"For 30 years, the Assaulted Women’s Helpline has served as a free, anonymous and confidential 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis telephone line to all women in the province of Ontario who have experienced any form of abuse.
We provide crisis counselling, safety planning, emotional support, information and referrals accessible 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We work in tandem with community partners and sister agencies towards bridging gaps in service and identifying emerging issues or trends relevant to the women we work with."
Click HERE for an extensive list of resources
or visit www.camh.ca