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.
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.
Partnership in mental health education recognized with Conestoga College awardSeptember 5, 2017
Grand River Hospital and Conestoga College recently marked their education partnership as GRH’s mental health and addictions program received the Leadership Award for Exemplary Education/Practice Collaboration from the college.
Save the date: GRH to host Day in Psychiatry educational event on November 8thJuly 6, 2017
Grand River Hospital will host its fourth annual Day in Psychiatry for family physicians and community mental health providers on Wednesday November 8, 2017.
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.