If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate help, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

Caregiver Supports

There are a variety of supports for family members and caregivers who have a loved one experiencing mental health concerns.


Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME)

Website: www.reconnect.on.ca/fame-family-and-caregiver-support-services

Reconnect's FAME Family and Caregiver Support Services offer a range of supports to family members and caregivers who have a loved one experiencing a mental health concern. Services include drop-in support groups, one-on-one counselling, and specialized programming for children and youth. Please see below to learn more about an individual service or program.

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Phone: 416-220-0742
Toll-Free: 1-855-254-7264
Website: www.pcmh.ca

PCMH offers chapters across the Province to provide support groups, and peer to peer assistance with finding resources appropriate for your family.

Right by You (by Jack.org)

Website: www.jack.org/Resources/Find-Support/Right-by-You-A-Guide-for-Parents-Caregivers 

Provides parents and caregivers with practical tools and guidance.

Family Service Toronto

Phone: 416-595-9230 ext. 0
Website: www.familyservicetoronto.org

Assisting families and individuals through counselling, community development, advocacy and public education programs.

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario (MDAO)

Phone: 416-486-8046
Toll-Free: 1-888-486-8236
Support Line: 1-866-363-MOOD (6663)
Website: www.mooddisorders.ca

Support Line available Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MDAO offers free support programs to people across Ontario, and their families, who are living with depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

Institute for Advancements in Mental Health

Help Line: 1-855-449-9949
Website: www.iamentalhealth.ca

Provides education and support groups for family members and friends of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.

CMHO – Parent Resources

Website: www.cmho.org/education-resources/parent-resources

Provides information and resources for parents caring for a young person with a mental health concern.

CMHA – Support for Families & Caregivers

Website: www.ontario.cmha.ca/documents/support-for-families-and-caregivers

Provides information and resources for families and caregivers of an individual with a mental health concern.

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