Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario

Resources for Specific Anxiety-Related Issues

Hopewell Eating Disorder Support CentreOttawaEating disorders– Offers support groups and mentoring for people who struggle with eating disorders and their families and friends
– Also do community outreach to educate the community about eating disorders
Ontario Shores Eating Disorders UnitDurhamEating disorders– 12-bed unit for children and adolescents who struggle with eating disorders
– Includes a pre-admission process, post-discharge support, and planning for transition home
– Offers: intensive individual therapy, group and family therapy, psychoeducation, meal support, nutrition and eating rehabilitation, psychopharmacologic treatment, schooling, treatment for co-morbid disorders, secondary School Education Program
Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa AssociationWindsorEating disorders– Free
– Aimed at all Ontario residents
– Provides centralized intake and referrals to streamline access to treatment and provide a continuum of care
– Only provides clinical treatment to adults, but will refer youth and adolescents to community partners
OCD Canada’s Youth Support GroupDowntown TorontoObsessive compulsive disorder– Aimed at children and youth aged 6 to 16
– Support group that meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
OCD Ottawa Support GroupOttawaObsessive compulsive disorder– Aimed at people aged 16+
– Support group to discuss symptoms, treatment, and coping strategies for OCD
– Focuses on cognitive behaviour therapy and exposure and response prevention
– Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 7 PM to 9 PM
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders CentreTorontoObsessive compulsive disorder– Aimed at anyone aged 18+
– Residential program open to clients from across Canada and the United States
– Treats OCD and related disorders including hoarding, hair pulling, skin picking, and body dysmorphic disorders
Toronto Shyness and Social Anxiety Support GroupTorontoSocial anxiety– Support group for people who experience shyness and social anxiety
– Meets every Sunday from 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Addiction GroupInternationalAddiction and substance abuse– Aimed at anyone who has struggled with addiction or substance abuse
– Offers information and resources to help people who experience addictions to manage this
Alcohol Rehab HelpOnlineAlcohol addiction and abuse– Aimed at people who struggle with alcohol addiction, and they’re loved ones
– Has practical guides for identifying and managing problematic drinking, well summarized in
this article about ways to reduce or stop alcohol use
Guide to the Connection Between Anxiety and AddictionOnlineAddiction– Helpful information about how and why anxiety and addiction often co-occur