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.
Stomp Out Stigma develops hope and understanding for mental healthJune 6, 2017
GRH will celebrate change for better mental health understanding as its fifth Stomp Out Stigma event takes place at the Freeport Campus tomorrow. Mental health staff at the hospital have organized the event, which will include round tables, displays by community partners, musical and artistic features, a barbecue and much more.
Waterloo high school teacher offers insight into starting life-changing mental health conversationsJune 2, 2017
For Chandra Hunter, her mental health journey has offered many insights that can help others. That’s why the Waterloo high school teacher is using her lived experience to break down mental health stigma so others will get the care and understanding they deserve.
Patrick Henderson: making recreation a vital part of mental health recoveryMay 26, 2017
When casting about for a career direction, Patrick Henderson knew he liked to have fun. Now he has a care role in which he encourages his clients to re-gain the fun they used to have.
How to access emergency mental health careMay 3, 2017
If a mental health emergency affects you or a family member, Grand River Hospital wants to help support you or your loved one on the road to recovery.
An "unending kindness in his interactions with patients and staff": Dr. Abraham Popoola wins GRH award of excellenceApril 26, 2017
“His seemingly unending kindness in his interactions with patients and staff” has helped GRH psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Popoola win the hospital’s latest award of excellence. Dr. Popoola supports adult mental health patients at GRH’s KW Campus through inpatient care as well as in day clinics.