If you have a crisis situation and need help immediately, please consider:
Going to your nearest hospital emergency department (McMaster Children’s Hospital has a psychiatric emergency service for children and youth).
Calling COAST Hamilton at 905-972-8338, 24 hours/day. COAST Hamilton works with children, youth and adults in crisis who have mental health concerns.
Calling your family physician.
Youth Strategy Focus Groups
September 20, 2021
The City of Hamilton is re-engaging with the youth in our community. We are asking for youth age 14-29, community partners and parents to give their input on specific issues pertaining to youth in Hamilton. This is a great opportunity for youth to be heard. There are two ways to contribute: Youth Re-engagement survey: Click […]
The McMaster Children’s Hospital Autism Program, Autism Ontario, and the YoungCaregivers Association have teamed up to offer activities for the whole family.Participate in a parent support group, sibling support group, or a recreationalgroup for children with autism. Click here for more information.
COVID-19 has impacted people’s lives in many ways. During this time, we recognize the increased need for mental health supports for children, youth, and their families. The City of Hamilton Public Health Services in collaboration with Lynwood Charlton Centre, Lead Agency for Child & Youth Mental Health, has worked to coordinate messaging on child and […]
Temporary wage increase for direct support workers
January 18, 2021
As of October 1, 2020, the Ontario government is funding a temporary wage increase for eligible workers who provide personal support services. This includes temporary support to people and families who pay for services from eligible direct support workers with funding from the following direct funding programs: Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities Enhanced Respite Ontario Autism […]
The Self-Understanding and Regulating Emotions (SURE) program aims to address emotional and behavioural issues among young people aged 12 to 14 who face barriers in developing strong emotional and social skills. For more information, please click here.
Workshops: Tuesdays 4-6pmPeer Support Groups: Wednesdays 4-6pm Please complete the registration form or email email@example.com to register. Click here to view flyer. Black Table Talk is a series of weekly youth led workshops that explore the nuances of mental health and healing for black communities through an anti-oppression lens. We hope to offer a space for black […]
YourSpace is a place for youth and families looking for mental health information and supports in Hamilton, Ontario.
Waiting for services to begin can be hard. YourSpace's community-based service providers understand this and have worked with local youth and families to develop a series of supports that can be helpful now.