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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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Community Mental Health

Prevention & Early Intervention Services

Community Mental Health

Overview

SickKids CCMH offers many prevention and early intervention programs, located across different neighbourhoods of the city. These free, accessible programs are designed for infants, children, youth, parents and caregivers. The programs support parents and caregives with their children’s emotional, social and developmental needs.
 
Programs are offered by our skilled, multilingual and diverse staff team in 17 languages. Programs are provided by early childhood educators, child and youth practitioners, child and family therapists and community parents.

To learn more about our prevention programs and services, please contact prevention.services@sickkidscmh.ca or call 416-924-1164, ext. 8710.

“When I first came to the group, Joey and Ann made me feel so welcome, it was like a second home. We all have different backgrounds and different religions but no matter where you’re from, you always have a place at this group.” – Ebony Russell, Building Brighter Futures participant 

  • EarlyON Child and Family Centre

    The SickKids CCMH EarlyON Child and Family Centre offers parents and caregivers a wide range of fun and educational drop-in or pre-registered programs and activities to do with their children.

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  • Families First Parenting Workshops

    SickKids CCMH offers a variety of webinars covering topics that are relevant to parents and which focus on concerns that children and youth may be encountering. These parent education webinars are free to attend. Registration is required.

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  • Building Brighter Futures

    Building Brighter Futures (BBF) supports people in achieving healthy pregnancies and promotes the health and social development of at-risk children from infancy to 6 years old, including their families.

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  • Healthy Babies Healthy Children

    Healthy Babies Healthy Children is a home-visiting program for families. This program is delivered by family home visitors from SickKids CCMH and public health nurses from Toronto Public Health and is provided to families in the prenatal period and to families with children in their early years.

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  • Provincial Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) Program

    The provincial Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) program is aimed at building relationships with youth to support and facilitate their access to opportunities, solutions and resources within their own communities.

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  • Community Outreach Intervention Initiative

    The Community Outreach Intervention Initiative is a family support program for children, youth and their families living in the Black Creek, St. James Town and Flemingdon Park communities.

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