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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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Children & Families

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In this section, you will find several resources to help you support your children to develop mental wellness and resilience. You can also visit our Prevention and Early Intervention Services section for more information on the programs we offer, such as EarlyON and our Families First Parenting workshops. All of our programs and services are free. Sign up to receive GH-CCMH news and updates.

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

Being a parent or caregiver is hard. But connection, community and information can help. At SickKids CCMH, we offer a range of resources including parenting workshops, information sessions and community-based programs.

We also know that as a parent and/or caregiver you may experience unexpected challenges, like coming to a new country, changes in relationships, life disruptions like COVID-19, separation or divorce, losses and financial problems. All have an impact on your well-being and happiness and on the well-being and happiness of your children.

Sometimes the problems seem so big that you get overwhelmed and feel that you need help, especially if one or more members of your family has a mental health problem.

We understand the importance of working with families to understand their situation, identify their strengths and resources and to develop with them a plan of action that suits their situation. Whether the place to start is with a workshop, a single session or brief therapy, longer term individual or family therapy, or participation in an intensive service providing in-home, school, and community supports – we offer a range of responses that allows families to develop solutions that make sense for them. Learn more about our services.

Getting help starts with a phone call

If you are looking for our Intensive Services for Children or Intensive Services for Youth, contact Help Ahead, the central point of intake for intensive mental health services for infants, children, youth and their families in Toronto.  You may contact them by phone at 1-866-585-6486 or email

To access our Individual and Family Services,  please call our Mental Health Access Program at 416-924-1164, ext. 8708 to discuss service options for your family.  

  • Parent Information Sheets

    See this link for information sheets about mental health issues and strategies for addressing them.

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  • Useful Links for Parents

    This is a list of parenting resources, outlining groups and support in the community.

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  • Learning Through Play

    The Learning Through Play (LTP) materials developed at SickKids CCMH emphasizes play to promote learning and attachment.

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