There IS support available for young people who are experiencing mental health problems however, according to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, only 1 in 6 children get the help they need. The earlier a young person gets help, the better so if you are concerned about someone, please reach out.
If you have concerns about someone, please notify your school in order to access supports at the LKDSB or seek out community supports below.
Be Safe is meant to help you make decisions in a crisis. It will:
- allow you to make a safety plan
- inform you about resources in London, Ontario and surrounding area
- give you options for getting help
- empower you to reach out safely
Check out the How to Use Be Safe and print your own Personal Safety Plan:
Be Safe Pocket Guide - Chatham-Kent.pdf
Be Safe Pocket Guide - Sarnia-Lambton.pdf
View our training webinar on using the app in your practice
The following is a list of community supports which are organized by region: Chatham Kent and Sarnia Lambton. Please follow the links to their websites or call the specific organization for more information.