Interested in learning more about mental health? Visit AboutKidsHealth for educational resources and trusted answers written by SickKids clinicians.
Other mental health services and collaborations
The Department of Psychiatry works in close collaboration with many programs and departments across SickKids to provide mental health services and critical support for children, youth and families.
Below are links to some of the other areas of the Hospital who provide services:
- Adolescent Medicine
- Child Life
- Creative Arts Therapy
- Social Work
- Tele-link Mental Health Program
We also are part of and collaborate closely with other members of:
- Centre for Brain and Mental Health
- Medical Psychiatry Alliance
- SickKids Research Institute
- University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry
- University of Toronto Division of Child and Youth Mental Health
In June 2016, The Hospital for Sick Children and Hincks-Dellcrest Centre announced their intention to explore the integration of the two organizations to improve hospital and community-based mental health services for children and youth with complex mental health needs in Toronto.
For more information, please visit: https://www.sickkidsandhdc.ca/
Mental health resources outside of SickKids
Government supported Websites
Mental Health Act – approved forms for Ontario
Health Canada – drug advisories and recalls; mental health information (see Healthy Living)
National Institutes of Mental Health, U.S. National Institutes of Health – quick links to research news and information on psychiatric disorders
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – research news and health information on ADHD, positive parenting, and other issues in human development
National Resource Center on ADHD, a program of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) – national clearinghouse of information and resources
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – includes “Facts for Families” on many psychiatric disorders
Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Psychiatric Association
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Ontario Medical Association
Training locations affiliated with the University of Toronto
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
The George Hull Centre for Children and Families
The Hincks-Dellcrest Treatment Centre
Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre
Resources from other organizations
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has an extensive collection of “Facts for Families” information sheets.
Canadian Health Network is a public information Web site sponsored by Health Canada. Click on Mental Health under Topics.
Canadian Mental Health Association is a voluntary organization that promotes mental health and undertakes education, advocacy, research and service to support people experiencing mental illness.
Mental Illness Awareness Week is a project of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). The 15 member organizations of the Alliance represent mental health care consumers, families, researchers, and practitioners. They work together to create a strong national voice on mental illness and mental health in Canada and to improve services and supports for persons facing mental illness or obstacles to mental health.
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, has health information on ADHD, child development, positive parenting, and many other issues in human development.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has quick links to information on many mental health disorders. NIMH is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.