Youth & Adolescent Mental Health Programs & Services

Joseph Brant Hospital's youth and adolescent mental health programs and services are available to youth/children under the age of 18 in Halton region.

Please see below for a list of our programs and services.



Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Program

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatric (CAP) provides early intervention support to children/youth under the age of 18 years allowing for a faster integration back to home and school.

The Process: 

  1. You will be contacted by our team for an intake. This may include meeting with a social worker or nurse over the phone and taking a history of the presenting concerns.
  2. It will be determined where your and/or your child's needs will be best served, and assistance to navigate to said resources.
  3. If it is determined that an appointment with a psychiatrist is indicated, this will get booked as soon as possible.
  4. You may be asked to complete questionnaires or forms prior to the appointment, or to send in other information such as previous report cards or copies of previous assessments, if applicable.
  5. If it is determined that psychotherapy is indicated, you may be connected either to a therapist/group/program within JBH; or, if the therapy or program is not available at JBH, you may be navigated to external partners such Reach Out Centre for Kids.


What are we not:

  • We are not a primary eating disorders program
  • We are not a primary substance use program
  • We do not conduct psychoeducational or developmental assessments. (e.g. for ADHD, learning disabilities or autism)


How to access the CAP Program:

Patients are referred by primary care providers, family doctors, or pediatricians. An MD or NP referral is required.

How to access the CAP program:

Patients are referred by primary care providers, family doctors, pediatricians and other local agencies.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Referral Form


What to bring to the appointment 

  • Patient’s Health Card
  • Report cards from the last few years
  • Prior psycho-educational assessments
  • Any questionnaires that you have been asked to complete
  • Any copies of previous psychiatry assessments


Contact Us

Phone: 905-631-0694 or 905-632-3737 x3412 

Fax: 905-631-5804


Youth Early Intervention Program

The Youth Early Intervention (YEI) program is youth-centred and breaks down barriers that youth encounter when seeking mental health and/or substance use services. This program is recovery focused.

How to access the YEI program: 

YEI is a voluntary program where youth can self-refer, or be referred by a friend, family member, support person, health professional, or physician by completing a referral form.

Contact YEI

Services are provided in the community and in office.

Phone: 905-632-3737 Extension 7506

Fax: 905-631-0513

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