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By Children’s Mental Health Ontario


The Family Care Centre is a resource hub for parents and caregivers of children and youth with mental illness.

We know how hard it is for families who are navigating the mental health system while supporting their children. We are sharing only trusted, evidence-based information to help parents find much-needed support.

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 your closest child and youth mental health centre.

Get Ready To Take on Winter

Expert tips to help you through the season. 

We know the pandemic and COVID-19 prevention measures have already had an impact on children and youth mental health. For many of us, it has impacted our whole family’s mental wellness. Now, once again, Ontarians are facing new lockdown measures and we are being asked to stay home and only see those people in our households.


Mental Health Kit

While back-to-school is hard for most children and youth in a normal year, this year our kids and their families are facing extraordinary circumstances relating to the pandemic and infection control measures. 

Parenting Survival Guide

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has teamed up with Ann Douglas to bring you the Parenting Survival Guide for caring for kids with mental illness. Find practical tips and information on how to prioritize your own wellness and start making things better for you and your family. 

COVID-19 Resources

From supporting children with anxiety through the pandemic, to supports and advice for families in grief, our Covid-19 Resources page provides helpful information and resources for families.

Resources For Parents

It’s easy to recognize when a child has a fever.  But a child’s mental health is different. Find information to help you learn more about parenting and mental health issues.

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