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Mental Health and Addictions

In addition to the mental health supports below, that were shared earlier, please be aware of the YRDSB’s COVID-19 Community Resources for Behaviour, Mental Health and Financial Supports.  The information on the attached webpage has been curated by YRDSB staff to support York Region families.

Student Mental Health and Addictions Newsletter January 2021

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.

·       Students may call 289-879-2376 to schedule an appointment over the phone or they can request an appointment online at Save Your Spot.

 Mobyss - We Are Here For You​ - Video​

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

York Hills

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.

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 c​risis 

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

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. 

Culturally Relevant Mental Health Supports:  

Black Youth Helpline: 1-833-294-8650  

Taibu Community Health Centre: 416-644-3536

Tropicana Community Services: 416-439-9009

Substance Misuse Resources:

  • Association of Parent Support Groups in Ontario, 1-800-488-5666
  • Provides ho​pe, 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 harm 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 substance 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 use​​

Mental Health Resources:

Canadian M​ental Health Association (CMHA)​​​

York Region Mental Heal​th –​Resource List​​​​​

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


MACCA Flyer. Please note that although the flyer stipulates Markham, MACCA can make supports available to Afro-Caribbean families outside of just Markham.​

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