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If this is an emergency, dial 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. Click here for directions to the SickKids Emergency Department if this is the closest location for you.


If you need urgent help but don’t need to go to a hospital emergency room, click here for Crisis Centres.

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Please note that our Centre functions in English. Unless otherwise indicated, our programs, services and SickKids CCMH Learning Institute courses are offered in English.

24-hour Crisis Centres

If this is an emergency, if you or someone you know is having thoughts about hurting themselves or someone else, call 911, or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868

Youthdale’s Crisis Support Team: 416-363-9990

Anishnawbe Health Toronto 24/7 (Indigenous clients) – Mental Health Crisis Management Service: 1 855 242-3310

Assaulted Women’s Helpline: 416 863-0511; Toll-free: 1 866 863-0511

Community Crisis Program, Scarborough Health Network: 416 495-2891 for 24/7 telephone crisis support.  Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Avenue, east to Port Union Road, and west to Victoria Park

Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: 416 408-4357 or 408-HELP

Gerstein Crisis Centre: 416 929-5200

Homeless Help: If you are seeking shelter, call 416-338-4766, 1-877-338-3398 toll-free or 311

Spectra Helpline: 416 920-0497 or 905 459-7777 for Brampton and Mississauga residents TTY: 905 278-4890; Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

You may also be interested in these resources on children’s mental health and on parenting support.