Whether it’s you or someone you know confronting a mental health issue or mental illness, you can find help by browsing the programs, services, and community organizations below.
If you are in crisis, call 911 or 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a counsellor for free.
Speak Your Mind
Discover Innisfil’s own Youth Mental Health Summit: Speak Your Mind.
Teen Health And Wellness
Find information on health issues affecting teens, including: depression, sexuality, drugs, diseases and more on Teen Health And Wellness.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7. Dial 1-866-925-5454 to Talk or Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
CMHA offers a variety of programs to help give you the tools to cope with mental health struggles. No doctor’s referral necessary; so you can refer yourself, a friend, or family member at any time.
About Kids Health
AboutKidsHealth TEENS is a health education website specifically for teens. Find information on mental health, sexual health, gender and identify, relationships with food, and more. Children and caregivers can find information the related site AboutKidsHealth.
From emergency housing to counselling services, Youth Haven is here to help.
Teen Talk is a Youth Education Program that provides free online resources to youth. Visit their website to access reliable information about sexuality, birth control, condoms, gender identity, relationships, body image, pregnancy options, and more.
If you are affected by divorce, separation, or a death in your family, Rainbows (Barrie) can help.
Seasons Centre for Grieving Children
Have you recently had a traumatic experience? Seasons Centre for Grieving Children provides peer support to children, teens, and their families. Community outreach and internships are also available for students interested in a similar field.
UPlift Black is a not-for-profit organization that works to uplift and enhance the visibility and socio-economic development of Black communities in Simcoe/Muskoka. UPlift provides support to Black youth, including care packages, and guidance and support related to health and wellness.
Barrie Native Advisory Circle (BANAC)
If you’re an Indigenous youth looking for programs or support, the Barrie Native Advisory Circle (BANAC) can help connect you to the information you need.
The Gilbert Centre
The Gilbert Centre’s QT Youth Connection program provides a safe space for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth to connect. The Gilbert Centre provides a variety of social services for the LGBTQ+ community.
Kinark Child and Family Services
Kinark Child and Family Services provides information and services to support youth mental health. Visit their website to access information about bullying, depression, sadness, anxiety, addiction, self-injury, grief, supporting your friends who may be experiencing mental health issues, and more.
Anxiety Canada shared free resources and programs to help anyone coping with anxiety. Browse their “how to” documents to learn coping strategies and tools that will help you manage your anxiety.