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Kinark Child and Family Services

Site: Barrie - Simcoe St

Service: Simcoe County Child and Youth Crisis Services

Record #: BAR0252
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 22 Jun 2023


Description (Service) Supports for children, youth, and families:
  • when a mental health crisis is identified and requires immediate support
  • when risk taking behaviour is identified and immediate support is required to safety plan (self-harm, suicide, aggression)
  • who need assistance with school issues or refusal to attend, addictions concerns, conflict, emotional dysregulation
  • when service navigation and linkage is needed
  • when immediate situational support is required
  • whenever a child or youth requires support or you're unsure how to help
Crisis workers will:
  • follow up within one hour of initial referral or next day in cases of afterhours referrals
  • conduct risk assessment and formulate safety plans during initial phone contact
  • support determination of continued level of risk for the child or youth, assist with coping plans and connection to appropriate resources
  • provide up to 6 sessions of brief therapy (based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) as deemed appropriate by the Crisis Worker
  • provide parents with positive parenting support (Triple P)
  • provide information about children's mental health services, service navigation and linkages as required
Mental Health Crisis Line operates out of Canadian Mental Health Association, Simcoe County Branch and provides telephone crisis intervention 24 hours a day. Crisis Line provides the link to the Youth Crisis Response Worker.

Service Details

Hours Mental Health Crisis Line: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County ; Simcoe County - except in Bradford area. Service in this area is provided by York Support Services Network by calling 310 - Cope (2673), no area code required.
  • Child or Youth under the age of 18 experiencing a social emotional or behavioural crisis
  • family members and concerned adults struggling to respond to the needs of a youth in their care
  • community partners with concerns for a child or youth's mental health
  • Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat, Sun 9am-5pm: Call 1-844-417-1945; after hours leave a message - call will be prioritized next business day
  • For immediate support after hours: Call CMHA Crisis Line 24 hours a day 705-725-5044 or 1-888-893-8333
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
34 Simcoe St
Suite 301
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6T4
Intersection Mary St and Simcoe St
Mailing Address 34 Simcoe St 
Suite 301 
Canada L4N 6T4
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone Administration: 705-726-8861, Barrie Office 1-800-230-8534
Toll Free Phone 1-844-417-1945, Child and Youth Crisis Services
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044, 1-888-893-8333 - CMHA Mental Health Crisis Line
Fax 705-726-9181
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Primary Contact Randii-Lynn Welsh, Clinical Services Manager; Phone: 705-726-8861 ext 6219; Email:

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