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Community Mental Health

We are committed to delivering the highest quality of mental health services to infants, children, youth and their families, contributing to the overall health and resilience of our many diverse communities.

What We Do

The mental health of children and youth concerns us all. When young people experience mental health challenges, not only does it impact their home, school and work life but also their families, friends and peers.

These problems are not uncommon. We know at least 70 per cent of mental health problems and disorders have their onset during childhood and adolescence. We know that one in five children in Ontario will experience mental health issues. We know that Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ youth, and youth living in the lowest-income neighbourhoods, are even more at risk.

Early intervention and treatment can make a real difference.

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We provide a full range of mental health services for infants, children and youth (to 18 years of age) and their families. Our team is dedicated to engaging with you to understand your needs and to develop a plan that will address them.

We provide a comprehensive range of early intervention and prevention programs, as well as child and family therapy, outreach, and intensive services. Our intensive services include in-home, day treatment, community transition and live-in supports for children and youth.

We are part of the The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) continuum of mental health services for children and youth along with the SickKids Brain and Mental Health Program, SickKids TeleLink Mental Health Program, the SickKids CCMH Learning Institute and our online resources through AboutKidsHealth.

You can learn more about the Centre, including our leadership team, strategic plan and other information, by visiting About Us.

  • Prevention & Early Intervention Services

    We provide accessible prevention and early intervention programs for infants, children, youth and families. These programs support parents and caregivers, and children’s emotional, social and developmental needs.

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  • In the Community

    We deliver services targeted to infants, children and youth with mental health issues and their families. We have two treatment sites, our downtown location at 440 Jarvis Street and the second in North York, at 1645 Sheppard Avenue West. We have satellite locations and partnerships across the city including with the Toronto District School Board and Jarvis Collegiate Institute. We also run specific programs in key neighbourhoods: Black Creek, St. James Town and Flemingdon Park – Victoria Village.

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  • How to Get Help

    We understand that it can seem overwhelming to find the help you need, when you need it. We also know how hard it can be to navigate the mental health system and are working to simplify access to our agency services and reduce wait times. You are just one click away from starting on the road to finding help.

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  • Individual and Family Services

    Our Individual and Family Therapy Services are available to children and teens (infancy to 18 years old) and their families who are experiencing difficulties related to behavioural and social-emotional functioning in the home, community child-care setting and/or school.  

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  • Intensive Services for Children

    Our Intensive Services for Children support children in grades 1 to 8 who struggle with social, emotional and behavioural functioning and are not successful in a regular school setting. Our team offers different levels of service intensity depending on the needs of the child, including in-home intensive treatment, family therapy or day treatment, combining school with therapies and support.

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  • Intensive Services for Youth

    Our Intensive Services for Youth are designed to support youth in grades 9 to 12 who have significant mental health needs. Youth and families served in this program experience difficulties functioning in home, school and the community. Our team specializes in supporting youth and families to access treatment without the need of lengthy absences from home but can provide out-of-home support as needed.

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  • Espace Jeunesse – Services linguistiques en français

    En partenariat avec le Centre francophone (CF), notre Centre offre des services de santé mentale aux enfants et aux jeunes francophones entre la petite enfance et 18 ans, ainsi qu’à leurs familles. Des travailleurs sociaux, des psychologues et des psychiatres francophones de notre Centre travaillent avec le personnel du CF pour aider les enfants, les jeunes et leurs familles qui présentent diverses difficultés de santé mentale.

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  • Your Privacy and Health Information

    We are committed to protecting the privacy of our clients. This is done through the strict adherence to our privacy policy, the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) to keep your health information private and secure.

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  • Your Health Record

    The Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) governs the collection, use, and disclosure of PHI in Ontario. This Act gives clients the right to access and disclose their personal information. A written request to the health records department is required to release any information contained in your health record.

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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities

    Here you will find your rights and responsibilities as a client at the Centre.

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  • Share your feedback

    We care about your experience and welcome you to share your concerns, comments, suggestions, or compliments.

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