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.




Active Minds202-332-9595Organization promoting student mental-health awareness, resources [E] USA
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)
The Balanced Mind Parent NetworkWebsiteFamily Helpline, resources and online forum for family of children with mood disorders, BPD [E] USA
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 - Adolescent450-466-5000 x2830Adolescent psychiatry department [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (South Shore)
Centre Hospitalier Charles-Lemoyne - Child450-466-5000 x5098Child psychiatry department [some E/ mostly F] (referral needed) 12 yrs and youngerMontreal (South Shore)
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)
Foster Pavillon514-486-1304Rehabilitation services for teens w/ substance abuse
problems [mostly E/F]
FoundryWebsiteQuizzes, personal stories, facts about mental illness for teens [E]BC
Guide to College Student Mental HealthWebsiteGuide for college students about mental health issues [E] USA
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
National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens WebsiteOnline resource center for teens concerning drug abuse; info, blogs, etc. [E]USA
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
Reach OutWebsiteInfo & facts for various issues incl. mental health; get help, blogs, etc. [E]Australia
St. Justine Hospital Psychiatry514-345-4695Various programs and services offered by psychiatry department [E/F]Montreal
The Students’ Guide to Mental Health and High School (CMHA)WebsiteGuide about mental health for teens [E/F] Canada
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
Youth at Risk (Chabad Lifeline)514-738-7700Addiction and crisis services, counseling, education for youth [E]Montreal (Côte-des-Neiges)
Youth Net613-738-3915Education, support, information about mental health [E/F]ON