Peel Community Resources

Youth Mental Health

Nexus Youth Services Twitter

Nexus’s Youth Services’ Twitter feed provides followers with useful youth mental health resources from across Canada and around the world. It’s a great place to start if you’re looking to find more online resources and connect with like-minded individuals who are raising awareness about youth mental health using social media. It’s also the best place to find out what’s going on at the Nexus Youth Centre and stay up to date with the latest Nexus news.

Videos About Child & Youth Mental Health

A playlist with video resources about a variety of child and youth mental health topics, including autism, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, social anxiety and suicide. This playlist is maintained by Nexus Youth Services and is frequently updated as new materials become available. Click here to learn more

Dealing With Depression

Dealing with Depression (DWD) is an interactive and hands-on tool for youth coping with depression. It provides information about depression as well as skills and goal setting resources and information about drugs and alcohol, eating and exercise.

Good 2 Talk

Good 2 Talk is a free and confidential mental health service for college and university students. Good 2 Talk connects callers with professional counselling, mental health information and local support resources. Services are available in both English and French.

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone provides free, anonymous, 24/7 non-judgmental phone and live chat counselling to kids and teens under 20 all across Canada. The KHP promise is that everything you tell them is anonymous, meaning you don’t have to tell them who you are or where you live, and anything you talk about is confidential and safe. was created to help young people identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and link them to sources of help to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize early signs and finding ways to deal with them increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan. is a place for youth and emerging adults to access information, resources and tools during tough times. Help yourself. Help each other. Share what you live and know.

If you, a friend/peer or sibling have been involved in a peer/self-exploitation incident (otherwise known as “sexting”), this site is designed to help. provides guidance on seeking help and coping with tough situations related to sexting and cyberbullying.

Not Myself Today

The Not Myself Today campaign was created to proactively deal with workplace mental health. 500,000 Canadians miss work each day due to mental health issues. This campaign is designed to educate and engage Canadians on the issues of mental health in the workplace.

Blue Wave Foundation

The Blue Wave Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness, encourage solutions, foster hope and end the stigma of mental illness. The Blue Way Movement aims to change the way youth think about mental health through conversation and normalization. Blue Wave believes this is is achieved by broad-scale education, and can think of no better teacher than the youth themselves.

Something Fishy Website for Eating Disorders is a website that has been dedicated to raising awareness and providing support to people with eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive over-eating and over-exercising, and their loved ones since 1995.

Teens Health – Mental Health Resources

Being healthy means dealing with the changes in your body — and in your mind. Relationships, body image, families, emotions, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, stress and self-esteem are all dealt with in this section of the Teens Health website.

We Bite Back: An Eating Disorder Recovery Forum

We Bite Back is for anyone struggling with an eating disorder. Instead of swapping tips on how to lose more weight, people on We Bite Back encourage each other to be stronger, healthier, happier people. It’s a place for people to actively pursue recovery — together. You don’t have to fight alone.

YMCA of Greater Toronto

Youth Gambling Program and Youth Substance Abuse Program. Click here to learn more

Your Life Counts

YLC is made up of a concerned group of people from all walks of life who have come together to affirm to youth and families that their lives count. YLC has existed since 2000 and has a mission statement of “Helping Youth and Families to Nurture, Protect and Sustain Their Will to Live.” Their website provides things like crisis line contact information, suicide prevention tools and bullying resources.

Youth Net Peel

Youth Net is a youth empowering program “by youth, for youth”, which breaks down the barriers by reaching out to groups of youth anywhere and everywhere they are found. Youth Net offers youth the opportunity to speak and be heard, share opinions, as well as offer and receive support from peers.

Youth Suicide Prevention Website

This website serves as an online information and resource hub for suicide prevention. It answers questions like, “Why do youth attempt suicide?” and “What can youth do to help?”