About Mental Health Services:

We provide free, private counselling services to support people addressing many different challenges.  We assist people of all ages with different concerns.

Examples include:

  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Anxiety or Worry
  • Grief and Loss
  • Chronic Pain
  • Parenting
  • Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Relationship and Family Problems

We have also helped people access housing, financial and crisis management services.  

You do not need to see a doctor or nurse practitioner at the Health Centre to access these services!

A self-referral can be made by filling out the application form below or by filling out a referral form at the Health Centre's reception.

We are taking referrals for all ages.

Click Here for Referral Form  Complete and submit in-person, by fax or mail service. Please do not email the completed form.

Other Forms (to be completed with your counsellor):

Click Here for informed consent form for Counselling

Click Here for informed consent form for Counselling for a Child

Click Here for informed consent form for Counselling for a Youth

Consent to Virtual Service Form

Virtual Counselling:

The Mental Health Team is now offering appointments virtually through OTN.  OTN is compliant with Canadian privacy legislation regarding personal health information (i.e. PHIPA and PIPEDA) and neither stores any of your personal health information.

Requirements for Counselling Using OTN

  • You will need a computer or device with internet access as well as a camera and microphone (eg. laptop or mobile phone).  You will need a telephone in the same room and to provide your Therapist with an emergency contact number.  This will allow your Therapist to reach you if the session is suddenly interrupted or stopped.
  • You will need a location with sufficient lighting and privacy that is free from distractions (including television or cell phone) or interruptions.
  • It is recommended that you use ethernet (a cable) and not wifi.  If that is not possible, limit other wifi using devices to try to get the strongest signal.
  • Your Therapist will provide you with an email link to the appointment.  Please arrive on time.

Printable Counselling Services Brochure

On-Line Resources:

TWO NEW ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE.  WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TRY TO ACCESS THEM WHILE YOU ARE WAITING FOR SERVICES:

1.  Bounce Back https://bouncebackontario.ca – Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) self-help course with free professional coaching available for ages 15 and up.

2.  Togetherall (formerly Big White Wall) togetherall.com - Online peer-support monitered by professionals for those ages 16 and up

Click Here for a detailed list of partners and links to their websites.

Click Here for links to more resources to help with coping strategies and improving your mental wellbeing.

Click Here for where to go for help if you are an adult, youth, or child in crisis.

Child and Youth:

Individuals interested in accessing youth mental health services can also contact:

Wellkin

99 Edward Street (St. Thomas)

1-877-539-0463

Welkin provides walk-in counseling services at their St. Thomas location every Thursday from 10am-6pm.  Wellkin.ca

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