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.
Celebrating GRH's social workersMarch 9, 2016
March 6th to 12th is National Social Work Week, and we're pleased to celebrate our social work professionals who make a big difference in the lives of patients and families.
GRH staff mark Bell Let's Talk Day 2016January 27, 2016
GRH staff have marked Bell Let's Talk Day with helpful suggestions on mental health
Instilling hope, fostering recovery: GRH mark's fifth anniversary of specialized mental healthJanuary 22, 2016
Inspiring and hopeful stories helped mark the fifth anniversary of GRH’s specialized mental health program on Friday January 22nd.
Psychiatrist recruitment success pays off for care at Grand River HospitalDecember 18, 2015
High demand has led to a tight recruiting environment for key medical specialists across the country. But Grand River Hospital (GRH) is bucking that trend in psychiatry, having more than tripled the number of psychiatrists practicing since 2005.
Second annual Day in Psychiatry provides education and networking to sold out crowdNovember 18, 2015
Grand River Hospital’s second annual Day In Psychiatry brought Waterloo Region family doctors and hospital staff together to discuss the latest in mental health care.