GRH’s mental health and addictions program supports patients of all ages. We want to instill hope and foster recovery for people who have a mental illness as well as their families.
Most of our programs are based on specific ages and conditions. We have information on services in an emergency, help for children and youth and programs for adult patients. We offer those programs at our Freeport and KW campuses and other locations around Waterloo Region.
Grand River Hospital does not work alone in providing mental health care. We partner with community mental health agencies and providers to help patients once they have left the hospital.
We hope we can be a partner with you in improving mental health in our community.
Where to get help:
If you are experiencing a mental health and addiction emergency that requires immediate treatment call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.
For non-urgent information about the mental health services and programs offered at Grand River Hospital, please call 519-749-4310.
To get help in the community you can call Here 24/7 any time at 1-844-437-3247 or TTY 1-877-688-5501. Here24/7 provides intake, assessment, referral, crisis support and can help you figure out what will be the most helpful.
To access children and youth mental health services call Front Door at 519-749-2932, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you need crisis support outside of business hours, call:
- Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247
- Kids Help at 1-800-668-6868 also provides immediate counselling help
Families for Awareness, Change and Education (FACE) is a volunteer advisory committee that works in partnership with our program to promote patient and family centered care. If you are interested in more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand River Hospital physicians support mental health program development in GuyanaDecember 5, 2017
Several physicians from Grand River Hospital have returned from Guyana after providing their expertise to practitioners in the country’s mental health system.
Terri Lee Salih: keeping her passion for care strongNovember 1, 2017
After 25 years at Grand River Hospital, Terri Lee Salih remains convinced she has the best job in the world. Terri Lee is a registered practical nurse at GRH's Freeport Campus, in the specialized mental health program.
"She models the highest standard of patient-centered care": Danielle Yantha wins GRH's award of excellenceSeptember 25, 2017
Danielle Yantha has won GRH’s award of excellence for her commitment to patients and families in mental health. Danielle is currently the clinical manager in GRH’s specialized mental health program at the Freeport Campus.
GRH conducts butterfly release for World Suicide Prevention Day 2017September 10, 2017
Staff, patients and families at GRH’s KW and Freeport campuses have marked World Suicide Prevention Day 2017 with combined butterfly releases.
Supporting someone having suicidal thoughtsSeptember 7, 2017
Leading up to World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, GRH mental health peer navigator Andrew Torrens provides insight into how to support someone having suicidal thoughts.