You Don't Have to Do This Alone
If you are a parent/caregiver worried about your child, or a young person looking for help yourself – please reach out. Our network of child and youth mental health centres has 4,000 professionals ready to help children, youth and families with free counselling and treatment. We provide care in person, on the phone and virtually. No problem is too big or small.
Find a child and youth mental health centre in your area.
WHO WE ARE
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents Ontario’s publicly-funded Child and Youth Mental Health Centres. We advocate for investments, policies, and programs for children, youth, and families seeking mental health services in Ontario. Our goal is to promote a coordinated and high-quality system of care that puts children, youth and families first.
RESOURCES TO HELP PARENTS
FAMILY CARE CENTRE
PARENT SURVIVAL GUIDE
MORE KIDS MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Kids Can’t Wait
28,000 Ontario children and youth are waiting for mental health services. For some families, the wait is up to two and a half years. Join us in urging the Ontario government to end the wait.
Number of children on the wait list
Some waiting as long as 2.5 years
Longest wait for service can reach 919 days
See the latest news from CMHO on wait times and other key issues affected kids’ mental health in Ontario.
Our advocacy reports aim to identify challenges and solutions to important policy issues affecting kids’ mental health.
FACTS & FIGURES
CMHO regularly publishes a collection of statistics about child and youth mental health in Ontario.