I Need Child and Youth Support
Our community partners are working hard to offer services and resources that support children and youth across our region.
If you are in crisis and looking for support,
call the local Crisis Line at 705-728-5044 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Barrie and Community Family Health Team’s School Success Program assesses and supports elementary school students and their families who are struggling at school. The Family Health Team works in partnership with the student and their family, the student’s primary care provider and the school to collect the information needed to fully understand where the challenges exist, and how to best meet the needs of the student.
Providing clinical assessment and intervention to some of our most complex and high-risk children and youth. Services are provided in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.
For services, please call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275
The Gilbert Centre’s QT Youth Connection is a drop-in and social space for Queer, Trans, Intersex, Questioning and Non-Binary youth. The goal is to provide opportunities for youth to get together in a relaxed social space and to access resources and support on topics and issues that relate to sexual and romantic connections, and gender.
Providing peer to peer support groups for our community’s children/teens and their families grieving the death or life-threatening illness of an immediate family member. Participants are supported through the grief process by professional program staff and trained volunteer grief facilitators in a safe, non-judgmental, home like atmosphere.
Y Mind is a free seven-week mental wellness program delivered online by trained local Social Workers from the region of Simcoe/Muskoka. Y Mind is for both teens and youth who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety to learn and practice evidence-based strategies to increase coping. The teen program supports people ages 13-18, and the Youth program supports people ages 18-30.
The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Child and Youth Mental Health Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) features an inpatient unit for youth experiencing a crisis due to urgent mental health difficulties that may result in self-harm or pose a risk to others.
In partnership with the Simcoe County District School Board, RVH also offers comprehensive day program for high school students to address educational gaps and barriers interfering with a student’s educational success as a result of their impairment due to anxiety and/or depression symptoms.
To better support children and youth coming to the Emergency department, RVH also operates a regional Urgent Consult Clinic to identify and assess youth at risk.
Providing prenatal and well-baby care for women and children (up to the age of 6 years) without a family doctor in the Barrie area.
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