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Youth Resources

Curious to learn more about mental health issues, what feelings and behaviors are considered normal for you or your friends? We have compiled a list of resources that can help. If you are looking for help, CMHO members have walk-in clinics across the province, often just 1-2 sessions at a walk-in clinic can a make a big difference for kids and youth who need a little help, click here to find the nearest clinic near you.


One Stop Talk

One Stop Talk offers children and youth (aged 0-17 years) immediate access to free mental health support when and how they need them. The program provides single-session counselling support and ensures direct referral to additional services when needed. Services are provided through an integrated network of infant, child and youth mental health agencies across Ontario.

You will receive: 

  • Counselling from registered therapists from across the province
  • In the moment access to counselling, no appointment needed
  • Access to One Stop Talk after hours and on weekends
  • A plan you to take with you after the session that you co-create
  • Direct connection to services in your community within the same visit, as needed
  • The opportunity to self-select service when it’s right for you

To connect with a therapist, visit or call 855-416-8255/TALK

Kids Help Phone

The Kids Help Phone website offers Live Chats that connects you, one-on-one, with a Kids Help Phone counsellor on the web or from your smartphone. Click here to find out when Live Chat is open in your community. They also offer resources on a variety of topics including bullying, emotional health, LGBTQ, dating, family, and much more. To view these resources click here.  You may also call Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868 for free 24-hour confidential support.

Webbing With Wisdom

Webbing With Wisdom launched in January, 2017, and is a collaboration between three organizations: St. Stephen’s Community House, METRAC, and East Metro Youth Services. Their mission is to help girls and young women learn about and deal with online sexual violence.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario offers free support groups and recovery programs to people across Ontario living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.  Click here to find a group in your area.






Whether you are supporting a friend experiencing mental health challenges, or thinking about getting help for yourself, contains many helpful resources. If you want to learn more about mental health, including different types of diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, click here. The website also offers interactive tools to educate yourself, help you cope, de-stress, and get you thinking about your plan for being well.




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