Program focus: Abuse, Behaviour Difficulty, LGBT, Mental Health, Nutrition, School, Sex Work, Trauma more…
The What’s Up Walk-In® Clinic is Toronto’s only free, six day a week mental health counselling walk-in service for children, youth, young adults, and families. The clinic helps with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, sexual identity matters, bullying, behavioural concerns, addictions, and anything else that might be on one’s mind. All the information you provide is confidential.
Therapists offer single sessions up to an hour long. We don’t judge. We will support you in your concerns and work collaboratively with you. The focus is on abilities, resources, and skills that you have, or you want to develop. Together we will target a priority concern and develop a plan with you that you feel comfortable with. If you feel you need more help, you can come back to the What’s Up Walk-In. All our therapists are clinically trained.
The clinic is barrier free, and accessible. No health card or appointment is necessary and it’s completely free! The What’s Up Walk-In network is a collection of 6 agencies operating at 8 sites across the City of Toronto.
Hours of service
In-person Sessions at Strides Toronto (as of September 11, 2023)
Monday, 2 PM – 8 PM
Tuesday, 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM
Friday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: 1200 Markham Road, Suite 200, Scarborough
Wednesday, 9:30 AM – 5 PM
Friday, 2 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM
To be connected to a counsellor for a telephone or video session, call us at 416-438-3697 ext. 0 for reception.
- Registration closed 1h 30 mins prior to the end of in-person service hours.
- No appointment is necessary; first come, first served.
- Face masks are recommended for in-person sessions.
- Services closed on statutory holidays.
Supported by RBC:
In partnership with:
Program focus: Nutrition, Postnatal, Prenatal
The Growing Healthy Together – Prenatal program offers prenatal and nutrition information, healthy snacks, and peer support in a group format to pregnant individuals experiencing risk factors including low income, newcomer status and poor nutrition, in community locations throughout Scarborough.
The program provides various topics related to healthy pregnancy, nutrition, and community resources delivered in partnership with community agencies, such as EarlyON centres and community health centres, with guest speakers from a variety of local community organizations. Staff also provide one to one nutrition counselling and opportunities to connect with peers.
Childminding, interpretation, public transit assistance, and a grocery gift card in a nominal amount is provided to reduce barriers to participation. The program is offered in community locations such as EarlyON Centres and is meant to be flexible to meet the needs of participants.
Pregnant individuals who may be:
- living on a low income,
- feeling isolated, or
- needing extra support for a healthy pregnancy.
Current Locations and Hours
Scarborough Centre Ontario EarlyON
3478 Lawrence Avenue East, Unit C4
Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Scarborough Agincourt EarlyON
3410 Sheppard Avenue East, Unit 304
Thursdays, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Wednesdays, 10 AM – 11 AM
Funding for this program is provided (in part) by the Government of Canada and operates in partnership with community organizations.