Mental Health

A woman talking to a clinician

Our Mental Health Program is an important part of Women’s College Hospital and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  Our team includes administrative professionals, nurses, social service workers, social workers, therapists and psychiatrists, who work hard to provide high-quality mental health care  – in person and using virtual care technology – to those experiencing mental illness across the lifespan.

Our Department is unique in its focus on the impact of sex and gender on mental health issues in all that we do. In addition to our general child, adolescent and adult psychiatry services, we have specialized programming related to mental health at times of the reproductive life cycle (menstruation, pregnancy, menopause) and the impacts of early childhood trauma.

Contact Info

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Floor 7

Phone: 416-323-6230
Fax: 416-323-6356

Hours of Service:
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Our Programs

General Psychiatry Program

The General Psychiatry Program is committed to providing comprehensive individualized care for persons experiencing mental illness, ages 18 and up, and who are patients of Women’s College Hospital, including WCH’s family practice, medicine and surgical programs.

Reproductive Life Stages Program

The Reproductive Life Stages program provides assessment and short-term treatment for individuals experiencing new or recurrent mental health problems during the reproductive life stages (menstrual cycle, pregnancy, postpartum and the menopausal transition).

The WCH Child and Family Psychiatry Service is part of the Reproductive Life Stages Program, and provides assessment and treatment for children ages 0 to 17, often for those whose parents are receiving treatment in the Department.

Trauma Therapy Program

The Trauma Therapy Program is a specialized trauma focused therapy service for persons with childhood histories of trauma including physical, sexual, emotional abuse and/or neglect that occurred between the ages of 0-18. 

Additional Resources

If you are looking for childcare, please visit Stella’s Playroom

Mother Matters

Close up of a mothers face snuggling her new baby with the text "mother matters - support forum for new mothers"

Mother Matters is an online support group for birthing mothers with mood/adjustment challenges following the birth of their baby. If you are a mother with a new baby and finding it hard to cope with how your life has changed, or feeling isolated and alone, you can self refer to this program

Crisis Hotlines and Emergency Services

Women’s College Hospital Mental Health does not provide crisis services. ​ If you are feeling unsafe or that your situation is an emergency, visit your local Emergency Department or call 911.​ Additional crisis and emergency resources can be found below

  • Toronto Distress Centre
    416-408-4357 | 416-408-HELP
    Support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and linkage to emergency help if necessary.
  • ConnexOntario Mental Health Helpline
    Province-wide information available 24 hours 7 days a week
  • Gerstein Centre
    Crisis intervention for adults living in the City of Toronto with mental health problems
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention
  • Self-Help Resource Centre
  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline
    416-863-0511; toll free 1-866-863-0511