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Mental Health and Addictions
Student Mental Health in Action

MH LIT: Student Mental Health in Action is a series of four 45-minute lessons about mental health and well-being for secondary school students. It can be delivered by classroom teachers and has been developed by School Mental Health Ontario with input from educators, students, and mental health professionals. Student-MHLIT-Lesson-1-Parent-Caregiver-Handout

York Hills

York Hills Centre for Children, Youth & Families​

BBBSY Free Virtual Group Mentoring Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York (BBBSY) is offering free virtual group mentoring programs designed to empower youth while keeping them connected to their peers​. Click BBBSY Free Virtual Group Mentoring Programs for more details.

Crisis Mental Health Supports for Students 

310-COPE: 905-310-COPE (2673) or 1-855-310-COPE (2673) - available 24/7

  • provides immediate telephone support for families, children and adolescents who are experiencing a mental health crisis 

Kids Help Phone    -   Kids-Help-Phone-Digital-Asset

1-800-668-6868, text 686868 - available 24/7


​​MOBYSS is Ontario’s first mobile walk-in clinic for youth that provides primary care and mental health care to individuals between the ages of 12-25. Our services are completely free of charge, anonymous, and do not require a health card. The MOBYSS team is comprised of a Nurse Practitioner, Youth Mental Health Worker, and Peer Support Specialist

Family Services York Region​​

Offering counselling for families and individuals via telephone or video conferencing.

  •   Currently accepting new referrals for telephone and video counselling
  •   Newmarket: 905-895-2371
  •   Provides services on a sliding scale. A fee may be required.
  •   2SLGBTQ+  Counselling and Consultation available
  •   2SLGBTQ+​ and Transgender

Women's Support Network of York Region

Women Support network - Practical Assistance program​ ​

York Hills

York Hills Help Phone Line: 905-503-9561 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30-4:00 p.m. for children and youth (0-18 years) and their parents, caregivers or adult supporters. 

Offering a range of mental health services to children up to the age of 18 and their families.

Telephone ‘walk-in style’ counselling available for youth. Students may call and be connected to a therapist. Here to help phone line website

York Hills Here to Help Phone Line

​Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Culturally Relevant Mental Health Supports

Black Youth Helpline1-833-294-8650  

NACCA Flyer. Funded by the Canadian Red Cross, NACCA is pleased to offer a range of support services for Black residents in York Region experiencing disrupted mental health and wellness arising from or heightened by the impacts of Covid-19.NACCA also has a counselling pogram NACCA  community website 

Jewish​ ​Families and Child Services of GTA

Substance Misuse Resources

  • Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario, 1-800-488-5666
  • Provides hope, encouragement and parenting strategies to help support parents of acting-out youth
  • Learn to help yourself and your child

  • Addiction Services for York Region 1-800-263-2288. (Intake - 905-841-7007 ext. 322)
  • Offers a holistic and reduction approach to addiction treatments by providing counselling programs for youth and their families
  • Access to counselling for parents on a one on one basis
  • Offers a parents group program as an eight-week session meeting with others about their youth’s abuse or dependence issues
  • Outreach is available at NHS for students

  • Provides innovative, evidence-based programs and resources
  • Gives parents and other caregivers a quick, accessible route to the issues involved in guiding their youth to healthier, safer decisions via the Parent Action Pack​​

  • Provides public health information, effective strategies and resources for parents to prevent or delay underage drinking and drug us

​Kinnect Youth Flyer - KinnectYouthFlyer​​


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