Children and Youth

General Resources

Crisis Support  

Connex Ontario   
24/7 access to information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol or mental health. The referral service is free and confidential.    

Crisis Services Canada
Provides distress and suicide prevention support to people of all ages across Canada.  

Kids Help Phone  
Call 1-800-668-6868 or Text CONNECT to 686868  
Canada’s only 24/7 e-mental health services offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French.  

Reach Out Canada  
519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023  
A 24/7 bilingual information, support, and crisis service for people with mental health or addiction concerns living in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex or London.    

Anxiety and Depression  

Anxiety Canada  
Provides free, online, self-help and evidence-based resources on anxiety.  

Mind Your Mind Canada  
A website for people aged 14 to 29. It provides information about mental illness, wellness and coping tips, interactive tools and information about how to get help.   

Managing Chronic Pain 

Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)
A knowledge mobilization network that provides stories, handouts and videos to help children manage pain.  

Learning Problems and ADHD 

More to ADHD  
Provides caregivers with information about ADHD and its treatment.     

A lifelong guide for those who learn and think differently. Helps people discover their potential, take control of their lives, and stay on positive paths.    

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
A registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. LDAO offers many resources, services, information, and products designed to help people with LDs and ADHD, as well as parents, teachers and other professionals.  

Grief, Death and Dying  

Canadian Virtual Hospice
Information and support on advanced illness, palliative care and grief.