Children and Youth

The symptoms of many mental illnesses first appear in childhood and adolescence. If you are a young person looking for help, or if you are looking for support for a young person you care about, the resources below can help.

Are you a young person who takes care of a loved one, or do you know someone who does? Click here to learn about young carers and click here for resources for young carers.




Aire OuverteBy location (visit site to select your local Aire Ouverte)Individual or family support for 12-25 year olds worried about their mental, physical or sexual health from a variety of professionals. Walk-ins possible. [E/F]Quebec (many locations)
Amcal514-694-3161Residence, development workshops, and other programs for families [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Anxiety Canada604-620-0744Information on anxiety in youth [E] BC
Ateliers d'Anna (ALPABEM)450-668-0541Workshops for children 6-13 who have a parent living with mental illness [F]Montreal (Laval)
Batshaw Youth and Family Centres514-989-1885Foster home & adoption services, family interventions, social rehab [mostly E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Batshaw Youth Protection514-935-6196Youth protection services (under 18), psychosocial emergencies [mostly E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
The Bunker (Dans La Rue)514-524-0029Short-term emergency housing for minors, confidential location [E/F]Montreal
Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry613-288-0408Professional association of child psychiatrists, resources [E/F] Canada (ON)
CAFE Program811 (must ask for CAFE program)Crisis intervention for youth (5-17 years old), family approach, intensive to short-term follow-up, home visits [E/F/Other with interpreter]CLSCs in Quebec
Collective Community Services514-937-5351Support services for families, youth, and seniors, camps, integration [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Centre Hospitalier Charles-Lemoyne - Adolescent & Child450-466-5000 x2830 (Adolescents)
450-466-5000 x5098 (Children)
Adolescent and child (12 years and younger) psychiatry departments [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (South Shore)
Chabad Lifeline514-738-7700Addiction and crisis services, counseling, education for youth [E]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Children's Mental Health Ontario416-921-2109Resources, referrals, information; find a child and youth mental health centre near you [E]ON
Dans La Rue514-526-7677 1-888-520-7677Support, food, shelter for homeless youth; job skills, art, music therapy [E/F]Montreal (Ville-Marie)
Douglas Hospital Child & Adolescent Psychiatry514-761-6131 x2067Outpatient clinic w/ psychiatric programs for children & adolescents [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)
EducaloiWebsiteSimplifies law and explains rights to youth [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Family Resource Center514-676-7775Individual and family counselling, workshops for parents and children, parent support groups [E]Montreal (West Island)
FoundryWebsiteQuizzes, personal stories, facts about mental illness for teens [E]BC
Head and Hands514-481-0277Counseling for youth 12-25, health, legal, &
social services, activities, etc. [E/F]
Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Kids Help Phone1-800-668-6868Helpline for kids and youth (up to 29 years old); counselling, listening, referrals, info [E/F]Canada
Leave Out Violence514-938-0006Anti-violence programs through media arts, positive life skills workshops [E/F]QC
Legal Aid Youth514-864-9833Free legal aid for youth, services for youth protection & justice system [E/F]Montreal
LGBTQ Youth Centre514-794-5428Drop-in centre & outings for LGBTQ youth, resources, information, group for parents [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Maison Elizabeth House514-482-2488Centre for young parents, residential services for young mothers, assistance [E/F]Montreal (Westmount)
Mind your Mind (By teens for teens)WebsiteOnline community for support for consumers & their families, coping tools [E] Online
Miriam Foundation514-345-1300
Programs and services for kids + adults living with intellectual disabilities or Autism Spectrum [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges-NDG)
Montreal Children's Hospital514-412-4400Variety of services and programs, inpatient & outpatient clinics for children [E/F]Montreal
Montreal Children's Hospital Adolescent Psychiatry514-412-4449Adolescent psychiatry at the children's hospital [E/F]Montreal
Parents for Children's Mental Health416-220-0742 Information, advocacy, referrals, resource manual for families [E]ON
Portage - Adolescent Program514-694-9894 [E]
450-224-2944 [F]
Rehab program for teens 14-18; residence, therapy, support, recreation [E/F]Montreal (West Island)
Premiere Ressource514-525-2573
Free counseling line for parents & children concerning family issues [E/F]QC
St. Justine Hospital Psychiatry514-345-4695Various programs and services offered by psychiatry department [E/F]Montreal
Sun Youth514-842-6822Activities for youth, camps, sports, volunteering, food, clothing, assistance [E/F]Montreal (Plateau)
Teenage Health Unit (JGH)514-340-8242Health and counseling services for teenagers [E/F]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges - NDG)
Teen Mental Health902-470-6582Info about transitioning into post-secondary life, having a parent with a mental illness, losing someone to suicide, etc. [E]Nova Scotia
Tel-Jeunes1-800-263-2266 (phone)
514-600-1002 (text)
24/7 support and helpline; phone counseling for kids and teens under 20 [E/F]QC
YES Montreal514-878-9788Help for 18-30 year olds to find employment; also for entrepreneurs and artists [E]Montreal and across Quebec
The Yellow Door514-845-2600Connects older adults and young people to combat isolation [E]Montreal
Young Caregivers Association - Powerhouse Project905-397-4201Resources for children and youth who are caregivers [E]ON