Mental health influences how we feel, how we act, how we understand, how we think, and how we communicate. Having good mental health plays an integral part in helping one fulfill their potential. There are times when support might be needed to address mental health issues facing us from our emotional well being, treating and preventing mental illness, and the prevention of suicide. There are many community agencies available to provide support. The attached document provides a list of community service providers available in Peel to help you stay mentally healthy and to support you if you are experiencing life challenges.
Community Service Providers
Child and Adolescent Community Resources
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only toll-free, national, bilingual, phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth. Immediate anonymous and confidential support is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Kids Help Phone is staffed by trained professional counsellors with a wide variety of backgrounds including social work, psychology, sociology, and child and youth services.
Peel Children's Centre
Peel Children's Centre offers many excellent treatment services for children, teenagers, and families who are having serious issues with relationships, feelings, or behaviour.
Since 1984, Nexus Youth Services (which is now accessed through Peel Children's Centre) has offered counselling services to teenagers and young adults , ages 12 to 24, who
live in the Region of Peel in Ontario.
Our Place Peel
Our Place Peel is a registered non-profit agency providing shelter, support and hope for homeless and disadvantaged youth aged 16 - 21 in the Region of Peel. Through their emergency shelter, resource room and community outreach services, they empower youth to take control of their lives, break harmful patterns, and make a healthy, new start.
Also offers a 'Family Reconciliation Program' - provides mediation and breif counselling services to families with youth (16 - 21) who are at risk of becoming homeless or who have already moved out and would like to transition back home.
Crisis Response (24/7/365)
The Crisis Response Service operated by Peel Children’s Centre is here to help 24 hours a day, even on holidays. Just call 416-410-8615 from anywhere in Peel Region. THe crisis response center offers immediate support for children/youth under age 18 experiencing a mental health crisis, as well as their parents/caregivers.
Peel Health Line
Peel residents can call (905) 799-7700 to obtain current, accurate health information. It may be used by teachers, students, parents, or any other residents of Peel. The Peel Public Health Unit has awealth of health information on a wide range of topics for all ages.
The following is a list of websites to help explore issues related to mental health and well-being:
A website that provides information about the features of the various ways excess anxiety can express itself and also provides effective strategies to begin to address anxiety.
A resource to help Peel youth and their families with mental health and substance use issues.
This resource provides anonymous, confidential and trustworthy information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
The Centre works with Ontario child and youth mental health agencies to strengthen services and build an effective and accessible system of care. It offers a diverse collection of tools, services, products and training to help professionals find, use and share evidence that will improve outcomes on the front line of care.
This website has been developed by the Council on Adolescent Suicide Prevention in Peel in partnership with the Peel District School Board. CASPP is a voluntary community-based network of mental health, education and community service providers in Peel.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents and supports the providers of child and youth mental health treatment services throughout Ontario.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
This website was created in order to assist young people to identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems.
This is a website for youth and emerging adults to access information, resources and tools during tough times. mindyourmind is a non-profit mental health program that engages youth, emerging adults and the profressionals who serve them to co-develop reliable and relevant resources. These resources are designed to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and increase access and use of community support, both professional and peer based. Through the use of active engagement, best practice and technology, mindyourmind ispires youth to reach out, get help and give help.
Caring for Kids
Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child’s health and well-being.