Community Mental Health Resources

 There are a variety of mental health resources in our communities. Please see the tabs below for more information on organizations and resources to help you in your area.

Urgent Services

Urgent Services

  • Simcoe County & Muskoka Mental Health Crisis Line705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 

  • Mental Health Crisis Line for Children and Youth  (Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound) 1-844-287-9072 www.somewheretoturn.ca

  • Community Crisis Response Service (for South Simcoe) 1-855-310-COPE (2673)

  • Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868

  • Telecare Distress Line for Simcoe County 705-726-7922 

In case of an emergency: If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of your local hospital.

Non-urgent Services

Non-urgent Services

  • New Path Youth and Family Services 705-725-7656 or 1-866-566-7656 or info@newpath.ca  to initiate service. A counsellor will call back to book an appointment by telephone.

  • Catholic Family Services Simcoe County (Locations in Barrie, Bracebridge, Bradford, Collingwood, Huntsville, Midland, Orillia) 705-726-2503 or www.cfssc.ca

  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)(Locations in Barrie, Bracebridge, Huntsville, Parry Sound)  www.cmha.ca

  • Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (Locations in Huntsville and Bracebridge for Child & Youth Mental Health Services) www.familyconnexions.ca/cymh/ or 705-645-4426 ext.6270 (see website for service changes and restrictions during COVID-19) 

  • Kinark 1 888-454-6275

  • Ontario 2-1-1 (Community and Social Services Help Line) dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit 211ontario.ca

  • Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child & Family Services is a multi-service Indigenous wellbeing agency with local offices throughout Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka. Call (705) 295-7135 or 1-844-523-2237 for intake. 

  • Enaahtig Lodge and Learning Centre provides wholistic services to individuals and families, including healing and residential programs, and community-based mental health support in the North Simcoe area. Call (705) 534-3724 or 1-877-534-3724 for program information.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources 

The following websites provide additional information on mental health and well-being. These links will take you to external websites that are not maintained by the SMCDSB and are provided for your information only.

Canadian Mental Health Association -  provides resources and information on a range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, loneliness, eating disorders, anger and more. 

Children's Mental Health Ontario - provides resources and information for parents/caregivers, youth, teachers, and professionals.

Kids Help Phone - children and teens can visit the website, call 1-800-668-6868, or text 686868 for free, 24 hour, anonymous support.

MindYourMind -  is a website resource linking mental health, wellness, engagement and technology. They work with young people aged 14 to 29 to co-create interactive tools and innovative resources to build capacity and resilience.

School Mental Health Ontario - School Mental Health Ontario is a provincial implementation support team who helps school districts enhance student mental health through the use of evidence-based strategies and services. Resources and information for parents and students is also available on their website. 

Parents For Children's Mental Health (PCMH) - is a provincial, nonprofit, parent-led organization providing family-centered information, support, and empowerment so that families can be effective in their navigation of the mental health system within Ontario.