Mental Health & Addictions Resources

Crisis Phone Lines

Lakeridge Health Crisis Intervention Team

7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily

Distress Centre Durham

24-hour crisis line

Durham Mental Health Services

24-hour crisis line
TTY 1-866-620-3490

Kids Help Phone

24-hour crisis line

For children and youth under age 18 experiencing a non-life-threatening crisis and requiring immediate intervention, please call the Durham Region Crisis Response Line at 905-666-0483 or 1-800-742-1890.

24-hour Addictions Support Lines

Pinewood Centre

24-hour addictions support line
905-721-4747 ext. 1

Emergency Housing/Services for Women & Children

Denise House

905-728-7311 or 1-800-263-3725 (24-hour crisis line)

YWCA Durham

905-576-2997 or 1-888-576-2997 (24-hour crisis line)

Bethesda House

905-623-6050 or 1-800-338-3397 (24-hour crisis line)

Mental Health Community Resources

Canadian Mental Health Associaton - Durham

Comprehensive range of community-based mental health services and support for children, youth and adults.

Durham Mental Health Services

Range of services, such as crisis services, housing programs and court support, for those aged 16 and over who have mental health concerns.

John Howard Society of Durham Region

Available to youth, adults and families that need help in areas such as employment, literacy, housing, eviction prevention, crime prevention, harm reduction, and parenting.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Located in Toronto, Canada's largest mental health and addiction hospital provides comprehensive, accessible care, including clinical programs, residential programs, support and rehabilitation.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

Provides a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness.

Health Care Worker Assist

A free program providing confidential support for community and health care workers managing stressors related to COVID-19 and other crises.

Where to Get Care - Mental Health Commission of Canada

A guide to navigating public and private mental health services in Canada.

Child & Youth Resources

Durham Children's Aid Society

Child protection services for children under the age of 16 and their families.

Mental Health Concerns and/or Behavioural Issues

Frontenac Youth Services

Intervention, assessment and treatment for children and youth under age 18 facing emotional and behavioural issues.

CHIMO Youth & Family Services

Serves children and youth facing issues such as: behavioural problems, anger problems, problems with social skills, depression, self-injuring, separation and loss, and abuse.


Crisis intervention, counselling, residential treatment and therapeutic family care are among the services offered for children up to age 12 and their families.

Durham Behaviour Management Services

Behavioural consultation and assessment for those parenting children with behavioural issues.

Developmental Concerns

Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth - Durham Region

Programs and services for children and youth up to age 18 with special needs.

Grandview Children's Centre

Children's treatment centre providing specialized programs, outpatient clinical treatment and support to children with special needs and their families.

Kerry's Place Autism Services

Consultation and support for those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, including residential services.

Lakeridge Community Support Services

Treatment, education and evaluation services for those with an intellectual disability or an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Individual and Family Counselling Services

Oshawa Community Health Centre

Focused on the health of children, youth and women, including medical services, counselling, and a wide range educational and recreational groups and programs.

Durham Region Social Services

Information and resources for income and employment support, housing, adults with development disabilities, counselling, and more.

Catholic Family Services

Professional counselling and educational programs aimed at strengthening individuals and families, regardless of religious denomination.

Youth Centre

Community health centre for youth and young adults offering medical services, counselling, young parent support and health and wellness programs.