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Where to find mental health information and access to care »

Sunnybrook Family Navigation Project


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



  • service database
  • 24/7 community information and referral helplines

Central Health Line

Homelessness & mental health: Toronto North Support Services

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

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

Canadian Mental Health Association

  • links to information and community support services

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

  • helpful informational links
  • links to resources

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

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

Videos and podcasts »

Booklets, fact sheets, and web resources »

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

CBT-i Coach - for people who are engaged in cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits.

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

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

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

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

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: August 2022