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.
Christina Page: supporting mental health recoveryJanuary 23, 2017
For Christina Page, there’s a special joy in watching patients with mental health needs progress and recover.
GRH's Day in Psychiatry helps provide family doctors latest knowledge for mental health careNovember 10, 2016
Dr. Anne-Marie Zajdlik was among 200 people who took part in GRH's third annual Day in Psychiatry, held on Wednesday November 9th in Kitchener. The conference has linked GRH’s mental health and addictions staff and physicians with primary care doctors and teams in the community.
Larysa Brown: helping patients live life to the fullestOctober 26, 2016
Larysa Brown knew she wanted to be an occupational therapist since she was 14 years old. She now works at GRH’s specialized mental health program at the Freeport Campus, helping patients to move back into their day-to-day activities after a hospital stay.
Dr. Peter Kuhnert: building a bridge for better mental health careOctober 20, 2016
Dr. Peter Kuhnert believes in working with providers to offer mental health care that meets each patient’s unique needs. So it’s little wonder why he’s so excited about an upcoming GRH education event for health professionals working with mental health.
Todd Gould: helping make mental health recovery a realityOctober 12, 2016
Todd Gould has a simple goal: understanding what specialized mental health patients want in their recovery, and working with care providers to support those wishes.