Skip to content

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.

Community Mental Health

Individual and Family Services

Community Mental Health

We’re here to help

Our Individual and Family Services are available to help infants, children, and youth up to age 18, with a broad range of mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation (inability to control emotional responses), self-harm, grief and loss, and social and educational challenges.

The Individual and Family Services team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychotherapists, expressive arts therapists, and occupational therapists and offers many service options to meet the diverse needs of our clients. A single therapy session can be sufficient for some families to clarify a problem and identify a specific change that the family can make together. Some families may need a brief therapy experience of up to six sessions. Still others are dealing with more complex issues that would benefit from a specialized assessment and longer-term therapy.

A black family sitting with a family therapist

Our Access team will work with you to help determine which approach is most suitable for you and your family. The team can also provide you with information about workshops, group therapy for children, youth and parents and other therapy options.

To learn more about our Family and Individual Services, call our Mental Health Access Program at 416-924-1164, ext. 8708 or email us at

You might be interested in our free Families First Parenting Workshops.

Graphic blue background with coloured circle and 70% inside and statement: At least 70% of mental health problems and disorders have their onset during childhood and adolescence. SickKids CCMH is working to address this need.
Source: Government of Canada. (2006). The human face of mental health and mental illness in Canada. Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada