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.
More about mental health at GRH
Jordan Ashton: supporting education for patients in child and adolescent mental healthNovember 19, 2018
School may be the last thing on the mind of a young person receiving mental health care. For educator Jordan Ashton, he wants to use learning in Grand River Hospital to help young people return home and to their schools in the community.
Day in Psychiatry to connect family doctors, community mental health providers and hospital staff on key topicsNovember 6, 2018
On Wednesday November 7th, more than 100 family doctors and community mental health providers will join Grand River Hospital mental health staff and psychiatrists to discuss important mental health and addictions matters affecting the community.
GRH Freeport Campus now a stop on GRT Flex transit pilot routeOctober 9, 2018
Grand River Hospital’s Freeport Campus is now a stop on a pilot Grand River Transit (GRT) Flex transit route, offering on-demand service for patients, families and members of the hospital community.
Dr. Ben McCutchen: leading an important discussion on medical assistance in dyingSeptember 27, 2018
GRH is pleased to welcome Dr. Ben McCutchen from Homewood Health to our upcoming Day in Psychiatry education event on November 7th 2018. He'll lead a workshop on important questions of the mental health care implications of medical assistance in dying.
GRH offers advice and support to reduce stigma and aid in recovery for people who’ve attempted suicideSeptember 5, 2018
As part of our efforts to reduce stigma and improve mental health care, Grand River Hospital has advice and support for individuals who have attempted suicide and survived as well as their families