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Additional Resources


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:

We also are part of and collaborate closely with other members of:

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

Professional associations

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.