If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact your local community crisis team. You can also reach out to the Indigenous Hope for Wellness Help Line 1-855-242-3310, the Black Youth Helpline 1-833-294-8650, or Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868. If this is an emergency, call 911.
Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids: An e-book for students dealing with anxiety. Download for free here
Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SIOS): A collaboration between the University of Guelph and McGill University, SIOS is a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help. Visit Self-Injury Outreach and Support (SIOS) for more information
School Mental Health Ontario – How to Call Attention to a Harmful Situation: View this document for suggestions on how to call attention to harmful situations, and view this poster for steps to consider.
Community Crisis Support: Find all crisis supports in your community, click Crisis Support in Your Community.
Black Youth Helpline: Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth specific service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools. Call 416-285-9944 or 1-833-294-8650 or visit Black Youth Helpline
Children’s Mental Health Ontario Centre: Visit Children’s Mental Health Ontario to find a centre near you and to learn more about available services.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: Available 24/7 to all Indigenous people across Canada. Call 1-855-242-3310 or visit Hope for Wellness.
Kids Help Phone: A 24/7 phone line to speak with a trained counselor. Call 1-800-668-6868 or text “Connect” to 68-68-68. Visit the Kids Help Phone website for more information.
School Mental Health Ontario – Circle of Support: A document to remind you who, where and what can support you when you need it. My Circle of Support Pocketbook
School Mental Health Ontario – Help a Friend: Visit Help a friend if you have concerns about a friend’s mental health.
School Mental Health Ontario – No Problem Too Big or Too Small: A help seeking resource by students, for students. No Problem Too Big or Too Small
School Mental Health Ontario – Reaching Out: View Reaching Out for information on seeking help.
Transgender Crisis Line: Providing trans peer support, run by and for trans people. Call 877-330-6366 or visit Trans LifeLine.
Mental Health Promotion
MindYourMind: A website for teens and young adults with interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience. Visit MindYourMind to access these resources.
School Mental Health Ontario – #HearNowON 2021: Student Voices on Mental Health: Input was gathered from over 2,400 secondary school students from across the province about their priorities in mental health learning and programming in school communities. View the Executive Summary, Final Report, or watch the video.
School Mental Health Ontario – Self-Care: Self-care is an important part of well-being; use this Self-Care 101 resource for some self-care tips.
Taking Care of Yourself: View Taking Care of Yourself to read tips on taking care of yourself through difficult times.
Cannabis Legislation at a Glance: For a quick view of legislation around cannabis use, visit Cannabis Legalization at a Glance
Mental Health Literacy – Cannabis Use and Teens: For answers to common questions surrounding cannabis, check out 10 Questions About Cannabis Use and Teens
Mental Health Literacy – Cannabis Use Resources for Students: Students – Mental Health Literacy
School Mental Health Ontario – Opioids and Fentanyl Fact Sheet: For facts about opioids including fentanyl, view OPIOIDS: what you and your friends need to know
School Mental Health Ontario – Vaping Fact Sheet: Learn facts about vaping at Vaping: What you and your friends need to know.
Information about Mental Health
AboutKidsHealth: Visit AboutKidsHealth’s YouTube channel for information about common child health concerns.
Centre of Knowledge on Healthy Child Development: Provides information pamphlets on a range of mental health topics, including resiliency and mental health problems. To view these pamphlets, visit Centre of Knowledge Pamphlets – Offord Centre for Child Studies.
Children’s Mental Health Ontario: For parents and families wanting to learn more about mental health and well-being, signs and symptoms, when to get help, specific mental illnesses, and lists of books to share with children. Visit Children’s Mental Health Ontario for more information.
School Mental Health Ontario: Visit Noticing mental health concerns for your child for help with on recognizing signs that could indicate an emerging or escalating mental health problem for your child.
Adults Supporting Children and Youth After a Distressing Event: This tip sheet provides advice on how to support children and youth Adults Supporting Children and Youth After a Distressing Event.
Parenting Through Challenging Times: For tips about parenting through difficult times, visit Parenting Through Challenging Times.
School Mental Health Ontario – Helping Your Child Manage Digital Technology: For advice on recognizing if your child’s screentime is problematic and how to manage it, visit Helping Your Child Manage Digital Technology.
School Mental Health Ontario – Tip Sheet on Mental Health and Well-Being: View Tip sheet for Parents and Caregivers for help deciding if you should be concerned about your child or teen’s mental health and well-being.
CAMH Cannabis Info Sheet: For information on cannabis, cannabis legalization, risks, signs of a problem, how to help your child, and where to get more information and support, visit Cannabis: What Parents/Guardians and Caregivers Need to Know.
Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG): The main objective of Canada’s LRCUG is to provide science-based recommendations to enable people to reduce their health risks associated with cannabis use. Visit Canada’s lower-risk cannabis use guidelines for more information, or LRCUG Evidence Brief for a quick glance version.
Cannabis Legislation At a Glance: For a quick view of legislation around cannabis use, visit Cannabis Legalization at a Glance
Drug Free Kids Canada: Check out the Cannabis Talk Kit for information on how to talk with your teen about cannabis.
Drugs & Youth: What Adults Need to Know: Visit Harm Reduction and Substance Use and scroll down to Drugs & Youth: What Adults Need to Know, Mini-Series – Fall 2022. Click on each section description to find links to videos and additional resources. Or watch all 5 videos here: Drugs & Youth: What Adults Need to Know
Mental Health Literacy: For answers to common questions surrounding cannabis and your teen, check out 10 Questions About Cannabis Use and Your Teen
School Mental Health Ontario – Opioids and Fentanyl Fact Sheet: View Prescription opioids, including fentanyl: What parents and caregivers need to know for information on prescription opioid misuse, including fentanyl.
School Mental Health Ontario – Suicide Prevention Guide: This guide is designed to help by answering some frequently asked questions so that you can prepare, prevent, and respond if your child or teen is experiencing thoughts of suicide. PREPARE; PREVENT; RESPOND: A Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents and Families
School Mental Health Ontario – Quick Reference for Youth Suicide Prevention: This Quick Reference Guide is one page of information to support caregivers with concerns of suicide with their children
Crisis Lines and Community Services
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Community Information Database
A comprehensive, up-to-date database utilized in searching for community and social services for children, youth, and adults in the areas of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk. BHN Community Information Database
Brant Counselling and Support
Aboriginal Health Centre – Mental Health and Addictions Services: 519-752-4340 ext. 555 https://aboriginalhealthcentre.com/mental-health-and-addictions/
Brant County Health Unit: 519-753-4937 https://www.bchu.org/
Canadian Mental Health Association: 519-752-2998 https://bhn.cmha.ca/
Contact Brant: 519-758-8228 https://contactbrant.net/
Lansdowne Children’s Centre: 519-753-3153 https://www.lansdownecentre.ca/family-supports-social-child-and-youth-workers
Six Nations of the Grand River – Social Services Department: Child and Family Services 519-445-2071 https://www.sngrsocialservices.ca/
Six Nations Health Services: 519-445-2143 https://www.snhs.ca/mental-wellness/mental-health-and-addictions-services/
St. Leonard’s Community Services: 519-754-0253 https://www.st-leonards.com/
Willowbridge Community Services: 519-753-4173 https://willowbridge.ca/
Woodview Children’s Centre: 519-752-5308 https://woodview.ca/mental-health-programs/
Haldimand-Norfolk Counselling and Support
Canadian Mental Health Association: 519-428-2380 https://bhn.cmha.ca/
EarlyON Child and Family Centre: 1-866-463-2759 http://www.hnreach.on.ca/earlyon-child-and-family-centres/
HN Health Unit and Social Services: 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623 https://hnhu.org/
HN REACH: 519-587-2441 or 1-800-265-8087 http://www.hnreach.on.ca/
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation Social and Health Services – Family Support Unit: https://mncfn.ca/departments/shs/family-support-and-mental-health/
Black Youth Helpline: 416-285-9944 or 1-833-294-8650 https://blackyouth.ca/
Brant Community Healthcare System Mental Health: 519-752-2273 https://www.bchsys.org/en/care-services/mental-health-and-addiction.aspx
Crisis Assessment and Support Team (CAST) (HN): 1-866-487-2278 https://www.camhs.ca/programs/crisis-assessment-and-support-team/
Child and Family Services of Grand Erie: 519-753-8681 or 1-888-753-8681 https://cfsge.ca/
Children’s Mental Health Ontario Centre: https://cmho.org/findhelp/ to find a centre near you and to learn more about available services.
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 https://www.hopeforwellness.ca/
HN REACH Child & Youth Crisis Service: 1-866-327-3224 http://www.hnreach.on.ca/crisis-service-for-children-youth-families/
Integrated Crisis Network (Brant): 519-759-7188 or 1-866-811-7188 https://www.st-leonards.com/addictions-and-mental-health/program/crisis-phone-and-walk-service
Kids Help Phone: Call 1-800-668-6868 Text “Connect” to 68-68-68 https://kidshelpphone.ca/
Transgender Crisis Line: 1-877-330-6366 https://translifeline.org/
Hospital Emergency Departments
Brantford General Hospital: 519-751-5544
Haldimand War Memorial Hospital: 905-774-7431
Norfolk General Hospital: 519-426-0130
West Haldimand General Hospital: 905-768-3311
Willett Hospital – Urgent Care (Paris): 519-442-2251