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Mental Health Supports in Durham

Moving to a new country can be a very stressful time. There are a number of community supports to help families and individuals deal with stress, depression and more serious mental health issues. 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides a wide range of services and supports to people experiencing mental illness and their families. Based on the community that individuals live in and their needs, services are tailored to ensure the most effective services are accessed.


Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) is a not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to individuals and families who are living with mental health concerns. They provide a variety of services to everyone affected by mental health issues including case management, court support, family support, housing support, peer support and crisis services. 

Frontenac Youth Services is a non-profit children’s mental health centre providing services to adolescents between 12-18 years of age. They offer school, community, and residential programs and intensive/crisis services. 

Kinark Child and Family Services is a mental health organization for children. They provide help to children, youth, families and communities through a variety of services. Their services include community mental health services, child care centres, an outdoor center, autism services, and forensics and youth justice services.


Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) provides a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to people living with complex and serious mental illness. They provide services adolescents (as young as 12 years old), adults and seniors. They also provide inpatient and outpatient services.  



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