For Families of Students: Find Out More
You will be able to better support your child when you understand what he or she is going through.
Visit the Find Out More section for Students to learn about common mental health challenges experienced by students and tips on how to manage them.
This section will appear as a list. Clicking on a service or resource will result in a drop-down to reveal text.
The following services and resources may be helpful to you:
Handbook for Parents and Guardians of First Year Students
This handbook for parents and guardians of first year Ryerson University students includes common scenarios, as well as tips to help your child adjust to a new environment and the increased freedom and responsibilities with it. The Handbook also includes lists of support services and important academic dates.
Teen Mental Health
This website offers helpful,evidence-based tools and resources for parents and guardians to aid their understanding of mental health and mental health concerns and disorders in youth between ages 12-25.
Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere
With so much attention on the statistic of 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing mental health issues we respectfully ask, “Who helps the other 4 people in that group?” FAME is deeply committed to ensuring all families and caregivers can live with hope and intention, sustained by the knowledge that they are not alone.
Mental Health Help Line
The Mental Health Helpline provides information about mental health services in Ontario. We are funded by the Government of Ontario.