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COAST Hamilton

Crisis Outreach And Support Team-24 hour crisis hotline in Hamilton and surrounding area. 905 972-8338.

Community Education Services Hamilton

The Community Education Service helps connect families to information and education for parents/caregivers, children and youth about a variety of common childhood problems.  

Contact Hamilton

Contact Hamilton is an entry point to services for children and youth with emotional, behavioural or developmental concerns and adults with developmental disabilities. They provide information about available services, Central intake and referral, Coordination of services and planning for the children's and developmental services systems.


COAST Niagara

Crisis Outreach And Support Team- 24 hour crisis hotline in the Niagara region. 1-866-550-5205

Distress Centre Niagara

Need Help? Distress Centre Niagara is here to listen, providing support to those in crisis or distress. St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and area 905-688-3711; Port Colborne, Wainfleet and area 905-734-1212; Fort Erie and area 905-382-0689; Grimsby and West Lincoln 905-563-6674.

Contact Niagara, Community information

Information Niagara, the local provider of 2-1-1, is a community based, non-profit organization which provides assessment, information, referral and interpreting services to the people and communities of Niagara. Toll Free: 1-800-933-3617

Haldimand/ Norfolk

CAST Haldimand/Norfolk

The Crisis Assessment and Support Team (CAST) provides 24-hour mental health crisis support for people aged 16 and older and is staffed by experienced mental health professionals. 1 866 487 2278

Haldimand-Norfolk REACH

REACH is a multi service agency, providing children's mental health and education services. 1-800 265-8087.

Your Guide -Haldimand & Norfolk

A community resource booklet


Brant Mental Health Crisis Response System

Help is just a call away for anyone in need. Serving the region of Brant and surrounding areas. 519-752-2273 -24 hour hotline.

Contact Brant

Contact Brant is the first point of contact for children and youth ages 0 - 18 with mental health concerns, or intellectual disabilities. Start Here - We are your path to Children's Services. Contact Brant is the first place to contact for information, questions, and access to community resources and programs. Contact Brant handles each call confidentially and with respect.

Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services-Integrated Mental Health Crisis Service

Immediate crisis support and/or counselling is provided to individuals of all ages and families in the Brant/Brantford region. 24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-759-7188 or 1-866-811-7188. Walk-in Clinic is located at 255 Fairview Drive, Unit #1, Brantford, ON


COAST Burlington

Crisis Outreach And Support Team- 24 hour crisis hotline in Burlington and surrounding area.Call anytime at 1-877-825-9011.


Reach Out Centre for Kids. ROCK is the largest accredited children’s mental health centre in the Region of Halton. They provide a multi-disciplinary approach to prevention, assessment and treatment of infants, children, youth and their families. Crisis line 905 878-9785. Main office 905 634-2347.

Telecare Burlington

Lonely? Depressed? Suicidal? We Care We Listen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 905-681-1488.

For all regions


KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about various topics on health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.  It provides information directly geared towards children.

Kids Help Phone

1-800-668-6868- Kids Help Phone provides free phone and web counselling for those under the age of 20, every day of the week, any time day or night.

Stop A Bully

Stop a Bully is a registered bully prevention program with the Ontario Ministry of Education and provides a safe way for a victim or witness to report bullying to the school.

Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development

The Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development provides access to important and up-to-date information based on the best scientific research currently available.  It helps by providing information about what promotes and what hinders, healthy child development to help you make better choices that will result in better outcomes for children.

Children's Mental Health Ontario

Children's Mental Health Ontario provides information on metal health, types of mental health disorders for children, youth and families.

Mental Health Helpline

The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario. 1-866-531-2600

HNHB Healthline

Health services for Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, Burlington and Norfolk.

Child & Youth Mental Health Toolkits

A wide range of information on various topics, for families and healthcare providers.

Teen Mental Health

A list of resources and information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families

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