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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.
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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Espace Jeunesse – French language services
In partnership with the Centre Francophone (CF), our Centre provides mental health services for francophone children and youth between infancy and 18 years, and their families. French-speaking social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists from our Centre work with CF staff to help children, youth and their families presenting with various mental health difficulties.Learn More
Privacy & Policies
SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health protects the privacy of our clients in accordance with the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).Learn More