Children & OCD
Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service
They offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.
Whether by phone, text, mobile app or through our website, you can connect with us whenever you want, however you want.
The service is completely confidential — you don’t even have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
Need help now?
Text CONNECT to 686868 to chat with a volunteer Crisis Responder 24/7.
Call 1-800-668-6868 to reach a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7.
Download the Always There app to chat live with a Kids Help Phone counsellor 24/7.
peace of mind
Kid’s Online Support Group
(17 years or younger)
1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm (CST)
The Peace of Mind Foundation’s Online Kids and Teens OCD Support Group goal is to help young OCD sufferers connect with peers and gain emotional and practical support through peer relationships. We hope that this group will help young people realize they are not alone in their journey of taking control of their OCD. At each meeting, a group facilitator will lead a discussion on educational topics involving evidence-based ways to decrease OCD symptoms. This group is not intended to replace treatment, but to provide participants with additional support. Family members may attend meetings, but we ask that they do not participate in a group for the purpose of allowing all young people space to share if desired. This is an online web-based face-to-face platform however you can choose to have your video on or off.
UNSTUCK is an award-winning short film that explains OCD through the eyes of young people. It avoids sensationalizing compulsions and obsessions, and instead reveals the complexity of a disorder that affects the brain and behavior. As the group of resilient kids and teens roadmap their process of recovery, the film inspires viewers to believe it is possible to fight their worst fears and beat back OCD.
Start watching with your public library card or university login.