Family

Care Centre

By Children’s Mental Health Ontario

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY CARE CENTRE

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 your children. We are sharing only trusted, evidence-based information to help you find much-needed support.

FIND HELP IN YOUR COMMUNITY

CMHO’s nearly 100 member organizations operate in every region of the province, providing treatment and support to children, youth and families. This includes targeted prevention, early intervention, short- and long-term counselling and therapy, and intensive services such as residential care. Our agencies serve children and youth between the ages of 0-18 years of age

COVID RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

We understand how challenging the pandemic has been on Ontario families, and particularly for families with children with mental illness. Visit our COVID-19 resource page for tips and ideas on how to support your child or youth.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR KIDS

CMHO has a network of nearly 100 Child and Youth Mental Health Centres across the province. A physician referral is not required and no OHIP card is necessary to access servicesMany centres also offer walk-in clinics.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

As a parent or caregiver to a child with mental illness, we know how hard it can be to find the right information. That is why we have curated a list of trustworthy resources that you and your loved ones can rely on. Our goal is to share useful information to help you learn more about parenting and mental health issues.

CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Leading Canadian parenting author Ann Douglas has prepared a guide, exclusive to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, to help parents and caregivers of children with mental illness. Her guide covers everything from how to start making things better for your family and tips on managing your own emotions.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR KIDS

CMHO has a network of nearly 100 Child and Youth Mental Health Centres across the province. A physician referral is not required and no OHIP card is necessary to access services. Many centres also offer walk-in clinics.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

As a parent or caregiver to a child with mental illness, we know how hard it can be to find the right information. That is why we have curated a list of trustworthy resources that you and your loved ones can rely on. Our goal is to share useful information to help you learn more about parenting and mental health issues.

CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

Leading Canadian parenting author Ann Douglas has prepared a guide, exclusive to Children’s Mental Health Ontario, to help parents and caregivers of children with mental illness. Her guide covers everything from how to start making things better for your family and tips on managing your own emotions.

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Read more for tips and resources on how to help children living with anxiety.

 

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