Community & Specialized Mental Health Services for Children and Youth

Community Mental Health Services

Walk-in format with access to psychiatric consultation, as needed:

YouthCan Impact Walk-In (Danforth) (to age 29)

815 Danforth Avenue, Third Floor

Hours: Wednesday 3-8 p.m., Thursday 2-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please arrive 90 minutes before closing for the last appointment.

Skylark YouthCan Impact Walk-in Clinic (to age 25)

40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 102

Walk-in format with intake to ongoing services, as needed (multiple locations):

what’s up walk-in

Walk-in services can be accessed by parents/caregivers to start, if youth are reluctant to use the walk-in format. They can also be a point of entry to other mental health services.

Selected teen mental health resources serving east Toronto:

  • Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Services (Riverdale/ East York)
  • Central Toronto Youth Services (including specialized services for gender and sexual identity)
  • East Metro Youth Services (east Scarborough)
  • Skylark (downtown and midtown locations)
  • Turning Point Youth Services (downtown)
  • Youthlink (mid-Scarborough)

Selected child mental health resources serving east Toronto:

  • Aisling Discoveries (east Scarborough)
  • Child Development Institute (midtown/west and East York locations)
  • SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (specialized trauma and newcomer teams)

Consider including the HEADS-ED screening tool when referring to community agencies.

Centralized referral service to mental health programs for infants, children, youth and families in Toronto:

Specialized Mental Health Services

  1. Bipolar disorder: Sunnybrook Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder
  2. Psychosis: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  3. Eating Disorders: The Hospital for Sick Children, North York General Hospital
  4. Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment:
  • If no other mental health concerns: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • If other mental health concerns: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  1. Intellectual Disability: Surrey Place
  2. Learning Disorders: Integra Program at the Child Development Institute
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