Are You In Crisis?

For Immediate Help

  • Go to your nearest emergency room or call 911
  • Call Kid’s Help Phone for advice in English and French at: 1-800-668-6868 or go to kidshelpphone for live chat counselling (up to age 20)
  • Contact the Toronto Distress Centre for Online Messaging ( OR Text Services Text 741741 (2 pm – 2am)  (13+ years) OR call 1-416-408-HELP
  • Call Good2Talk (16-30 years) for advice in English and French at 1-866-925-5454
  • Contact your family doctor
  • Reach out to a trusted adult (parent/caregiver/teacher etc.,) or a friend

For Parents and Guardians

If you are a parent or legal guardian concerned about your child, call the Youthdale Crisis Support team at 416-363-9990 and get immediate access to support 24 hours a day

 Mental Health Support

  • Call the Gerstein Centre (16 years +) at 416-929-5200 for mental health crisis support
  • Call the Anishnawbe 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Management Service for Aboriginal clients at 416-891-8606

Support for Rape Victims

Emergency Shelter

  • The City of Toronto operates a central service for emergency shelter.
    Call the Emergency Shelter Central Intake at 416-338-4766 or Toll Free 1-877-338-3398

Walk-In Clinics

What’s Up Walk-In Clinics are located throughout the city and offer single session mental health counselling for children and youth.  Walk-In Clinics help with things like anxiety, depression, sleeping or eating problems, bullying, sexual identity, managing anger, feeling alone…or anything else that’s on your mind.



747 Warden Ave Scarborough, Ontario M1L 4A8 Canada 416-967-1773

Monday: 10am – 6pm (last session at 5pm) Tuesday: 10am – 2pm (last session at 1pm) Wednesday: 2pm – 8pm (last session at 7pm) Thursday: 2pm – 6pm (last session at 5pm) Friday: 10am – 2pm (last session at 1pm)



65 Wellesley Street East Suite 500 Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1G7Canada 416-395-0660

Mondays: 2 – 6pm (last session 5pm) Tuesdays: 10am – 2pm (last session 1pm) Wednesdays: noon – 8pm (last session 7pm) Thursdays: 2 – 6pm (last session 5pm) Fridays: 9am – 2pm (last session 1pm)


Yorktown Family

2010 Eglinton Ave. West Suite 300 Toronto, Ontario M6E 2K3Canada 416-394-2424

Mondays: 1:30 – 6pm (last session 5pm) Tuesdays: 9:30am – 2:30pm (last session 1:30pm) Wednesdays: 2 – 8pm (last session 7pm) Thursdays: 1:30 – 6pm (last session 5pm) Fridays: 9:30am – 2:30pm (last session 1:30pm)


Griffin Centre Mental Health Services

1126 Finch Ave West Unit 16 Toronto, Ontario M3J 3J6Canada 416-222-4380

Monday 1:30 – 7 pm (last appointment at 6pm) Tuesday 9:30am – 2pm (last appointment at 1pm) Wednesday 1:30 – 7 pm (last appointment at 6pm) Thursday 2 – 7 pm (last appointment at 6pm) Friday 9:30am – 2pm (last appointment at 1pm)


The Etobicoke Children’s Centre

2267 Islington Ave Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 3W7Canada 416-240-1111

Mondays: 2 – 6pm (last session 5pm) Tuesdays: 10am – 3pm (last session 2pm) Wednesdays: noon – 8pm (last session 6:30pm) Thursdays: 2 – 6pm (last session 5pm) Fridays: 10am – 2pm (last session 1pm)


East Metro Youth Services

1200 Markham Road Suite 200 Scarborough, Ontario M1H 3C3Canada 416-438-3697

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2 – 8pm (last session 7pm) Tuesday: 10am – 5pm (last session 4pm) Friday: 10am – 5pm (last session 4pm) Saturday: 10am – 2pm (last session 1pm)

Check the schedule at each location before you come in. The walk-in may be closed because of holidays.

General Information on Getting Help

  • ConnexOntario provides province-wide information and referral services for those with mental health or addiction challenges.
  • Mental health helpline: 1-866-531-2600
  • Drug and Alcohol Helpline: 1-800-565-8603
  • Ontario Problem Gambling helpline 1-888-230-350
  • Call 211 in Toronto for general information about social services in Toronto