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Where to find mental health information and access to care »

Sunnybrook Family Navigation Project

eMentalHealth

  • find mental health services, help and support in your community
  • ementalhealth.ca

ConnexOntario

211Toronto

  • service database
  • 24/7 community information and referral helplines
  • 211toronto.ca

Central Health Line

Homelessness & mental health: Toronto North Support Services

  • support services for vulnerable individuals on the street and in shelters
  • tnss.ca

Where to find clinical supports at Sunnybrook »

Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

Sunnybrook Department of Psychiatry


Drop-in sessions and classes »


Drop-in resources for youth »


Diagnostic information and resources »

Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

  • free peer support and recovery programs for patients and families
  • diagnostic information
  • mooddisorders.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association

  • links to information and community support services
  • cmha.ca

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

  • helpful informational links
  • links to resources
  • canmat.org

Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

  • helpful links and information
  • adaa.org

Children’s Mental Health Ontario

Here to Help

Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE)

  • support and self-help groups for parents, guardians and relatives of young adults
  • hope4parents.ca

Videos and podcasts »


Booklets and fact sheets »


Apps »

Disclaimer: we have not evaluated these apps. They are listed in alphabetical order, not order of effectiveness.

Calm - guided mindfulness meditation for smartphones and tablets; $13.99/month

Headspace - guided meditation for smartphones and tablets; free 10 day trial then $12.95/month Read more about Headspace: "The Science of Meditation" and "HeadSpace Research"

MediSafe - medication reminder for smartphones and tablets; $6.99

MoodKit - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy app for iPhone and iPad; $6.99

Pacifica - holistic tools to address stress, anxiety and depression for smartphones, tablets and web; free 7 day trial then $5.49/month

PTSD Coach - Self management of post traumatic stress for smartphones and tablets; free

SuperBetter - helps build personal resilience for smartphones, tablets and web; free

T2 Mood Tracker - monitor and track emotional health for smartphones and tablets; free

What’s My M3 - mood tracker for patients and clinicians to monitor trends over time for smartphones and tablets; free

For more apps, visit the Scarborough Health Network's Mental Health App Library


Self-help books »

Available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • Beating Stress, Anxiety & Depression: groundbreaking ways to help you feel better, reprint edition (Plant and Stephenson, Little, Brown Publishing: 2011)
  • The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: break free from chronic worry and reclaim your life (Orsillo and Roemer, Guilford Press: 2011)

Not available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: change how you feel by changing the way you think (Greenberger and Padesky, Guilford Press: 2015)
  • Overcoming Anxiety for Dummies (Elliott and Smith, For Dummies: 2010)
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: workbook, 4th Edition (Barlow and Craske, Oxford University Press: 2007)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 6th Edition (Bourne, New Harbinger Publications: 2015)
  • Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens (Van Dijk, New Harbinger: 2011)
  • The Mindful Teen (Vo, New Harbinger: 2015)

Informational books »

Available in the Sunnybrook library:

  • Understanding Mental Disorders: A Patient and Family Resource (American Psychiatric Association: 2015)

Last updated: December 2018