School Based Services

Crossroads Children’s Mental Health Centre provides school-based treatment that combines education and treatment to help children whose emotional and behavioural difficulties are affecting their ability to learn and function in the classroom.

Day Treatment:  Education and treatment for children in the classroom.

Day treatment is a one to two-year program for children who, because of their mental health concerns, are unable to be successful in a regular classroom. Working in partnership with M.F. McHugh Schools, Crossroads operates five classrooms at Frank Ryan Catholic Intermediate School. The day treatment team provides a combination of education and mental health treatment, so children can build skills that will help them return to — and thrive at — their community school.

Depending on the child’s needs, we will work with them to develop social skills, self-regulation skills, and problem-solving skills. We may also provide more intensive treatment for serious anxiety and other mental health problems.

Parents/caregivers who believe their child would benefit from this program should contact the principal of their child’s school.

School Based Mental Health Program:   It is not uncommon for children to experience mental health challenges while at school.  Working closely with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB), the School Based Mental Health team delivers mental health services for children in 14 schools across Ottawa.

The team works with children that are identified by teachers and principals. With parent/caregiver consent we help them build the skills they need to succeed within their regular school environment.

Referrals to the School Based Mental Health program are made through teachers and principals at these participating

OCDSB schools:                                                                                           OCSB schools:

  • Blossom Park Public School                                                           – Good Shepard Catholic School
  • Hawthorne Public School                                                               – Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
  • Manor Park Public School                                                              – Prince of Peace Catholic School
  • Pinecrest Public School                                                                   – St. John XXIII Catholic School
  • Queen Elizabeth Public School
  • Queen Mary Public School
  • Robert E. Wilson Public School
  • Vincent Massey Public School
  • W.E. Gowling Public School
  • York Street Public School

Child & Family Clinic Hours


Let us know if you would prefer an in-person,  phone, or virtual session when booking your appointment.

WEDNESDAY 9am – noon  and

THURSDAY  Noon-8pm 


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