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Access to Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

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About WhereToStart.ca

WhereToStart.ca is the access point for free and confidential mental health services for children, youth and families who live in Peel Region. When you call us, we will listen to your concerns and help connect you with the most appropriate mental health program or service for you.

Who We Are

WhereToStart.ca is a partnership of Associated Youth Services of Peel, Nexus Youth Services, Peel Children’s Centre, Rapport Youth and Family Services, and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinics at Trillium Health Partners and William Osler Health System.

What We Do

WhereToStart.ca’s six service providers deliver child and youth mental health programs and services to children and youth up to age 24 who live in the Region of Peel.

Services are free and confidential and include assessment, treatment and education delivered by qualified mental health professionals. Your treatment plan will be customized to address your individual needs and circumstances.

Moving on Mental Health

Moving on Mental Health is an important part of Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. The plan is designed to help children, youth and families access mental health services in their communities that are responsive and meet their needs.

Strengthening the community-based system for delivering mental health services brings people and organizations closer together locally and benefits everyone. All children and youth with mental health problems in Ontario, and their families will know:

  • What mental health services are available in their communities; and
  • How to access the mental health services and supports that meet their needs.

To support children, youth and families across the province Lead Agencies undertake planning to support the effective delivery of core child and youth mental health services within the communities they represent and work with community partners across the broader continuum of child and youth mental health services and supports. Peel Children’s Centre is the Lead Agency for the Region of Peel and you can read more about its role and responsibilities as Lead Agency here: http://peelcc.org/en/lead-agency

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