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OUR PROGRAMS

MENTAL HEALTH

Our mental health team offers individual and group counselling and support services to help you navigate life’s challenges and improve your well-being.

CHILD & YOUTH COUNSELLING

Child & Youth Counselling

Mental Health is an essential part of children’s overall health and has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work and in society. Both physical and mental health affect how we think, feel and act on the inside and outside.

Our Child and Youth Counsellors provide short-term counselling for children and youth.

JUST-IN-TIME COUNSELLING

We have learned that a single meeting with a counsellor at the time that it is most needed is a highly effective way of providing the right amount and right kind of support to people experiencing a full range of difficulties across the wellbeing and distress continuum. We have also learned that people who need counselling support do better when they have more control over when it happens and the pace at which it happens. This is what the Just-in-Time approach is about.

You may choose to have just one meeting with a Just-in-Time counsellor or you may choose to have up to 3 meetings. In either case  it may just be the first step in your mental health and well-being work. If more than Just-in-Time Counselling is needed, our team will  help you get connected with the next level of support. This may involve working with other agencies or teams in the community and/or working with one counsellor for up to 4, 8 or 12 scheduled sessions.

RESOURCES

Scroll to the bottom of this web page for more resources.

Child & Youth Depression Resources

Websites:
Mind Your Mind www.mindyourmind.ca
Canadian Mental Health Association www.ontario.cmha.ca/mental-health/child-and-youth-mental-health
Dealing with Depression: Antidepressant Skills for Teens (BC) www.sfu.ca/carmha/publications/dwd
Here to Help (BC) www.heretohelp.bc.ca/managing-depression
Informed Choices about Depression www.depression.informedchoices.ca
Teen Mental Health www.teenmentalhealth.org/for-families-and-teens/depression

Family and Caregiver Support Links www.ontario.cmha.ca/documents/family-and-caregiver-support

Online Support Groups:
Anxiety and Depression Association of America www.adaa.org
Big White Wall www.bigwhitewall.ca

Child & Youth Anxiety Resources

Websites:
Anxiety Canada www.anxietycanada.com
Childhood Anxiety and Related Disorders www.anxietycanada.com/parenting/childhood-anxiety

Online Support Groups:
Anxiety and Depression Association of America www.adaa.org
Big White Wall www.bigwhitewall.ca

Apps:
Apps for Mindfulness – Kids
Apps for Mindfulness – Teens

Books for Parents:
“Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents” by Lynn Lyons and Reid Wilson
“Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents” by Ronald Rapee, Ann Wignall, Susan Spence, Vanessa Cobham & Heidi Lyneham
“Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child” by Katharina Manassis
“Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents” by Andrew Eisen & Linda Engler
“Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids And Teens Say “No Way” –and Parents Say “Way to Go”” by John March

Books related to Selective Mutism can be found at www.selectivemutism.org/learn/shop

Books for Kids:
“Please Explain Anxiety To Me” by Laurie Zelinger and Jordan Zelinger
“Whimsy’s Heavy Things” by Julie Kraulis
“What Do You Do With A Problem” by Kobi Yamada
“Taming Worry Dragons: A Manual for Children, Parents and Other Coaches” by E. Jane Garland & Sandra L. Clark

Child & Youth Divorce Resources

Information for Parents About Separation and Divorce:

Information for Kids About Separation and Divorce

Children’s Books About Separation and Divorce:

  • “Dinosaur Divorce” By Marc Brown & Laurie Kransy Brown
  • “It’s not your Fault, Koko Bear” By Bicki Lansky
  • “Two Homes” By Claire Masurel
  • “The Invisible String” By Patrice Karst
  • “My Family’s Changing” By Pat Thomas
  • “I Don’t Want to Talk About it” By Jeanie Franz Ransom
  • “When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends” By Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Child & Youth Grief Resources

Services:

Children’s Books About Grief and Loss

  • “Till we meet Again” By Julie Muller
  • “I Miss You: A First Look at Death” By Pat Thomas
  • “Badger’s Parting Gifts” By Susan Varley
  • “Someone I Love Died” By Christine Tangvald
  • “Here in the Garden” By Briony Stewart
  • “Grandmother’s Cancer Journey” By Tami Hegge
  • “The Healing Book” By Ellen Sabin
  • “When Dinosaurs die” By Laurie Krasny Brown

ADULT COUNSELLING

Adult Counselling

The GBFHT now offers Just-In-Time Counselling for all ages and for whatever you need to talk about. You will need a referral from your GBFHT doctor. For more information on Just-In-Time Counselling, please scroll down to the Just-In-Time section on this website page.

JUST-IN-TIME COUNSELLING

Just-in-Time Counselling  is a single meeting with a counsellor at the time you need it. You might not need us again for weeks, months , years, or ever! but we will be ready to work with you when you need to reach out. We want to provide support that fits with the changes in your life as they occur. We do that by providing you with a Just-in-Time session the week that you call us.

 

What is Just-in-Time Counselling?

We have learned that a single meeting with a counsellor at the time that it is most needed is a highly effective way of providing the right amount and right kind of support to people experiencing a full range of difficulties across the wellbeing and distress continuum. We have also learned that people who need counselling support do better when they have more control over when it happens and the pace at which it happens. This is what the Just-in-Time approach is about.

You may choose to have just one meeting with a Just-in-Time counsellor or you may choose to have up to 3 meetings. In either case  it may just be the first step in your mental health and well-being work. If more than Just-in-Time Counselling is needed, our team will  help you get connected with the next level of support. This may involve working with other agencies or teams in the community and/or working with one counsellor for up to 4, 8 or 12 scheduled sessions.

How to Schedule Your First Just-in-Time Session

First update your contact information with your doctor’s office. Then talk to your doctor and ask for a referral to Just-in-Time Counselling. Our team will be alerted that day. You can call us after that to arrange an appointment for that week or you can call us the week that you want to be seen. This is for you the week you need it.

Here is our contact information. Feel free to contact us through the Wait-While App or phone if you have any questions about Just-in-Time or if you want to plan to meet with our Just-in-Time team. We can talk then about whether you want to be seen in person; be called on the phone; or whether you want to be sent an email link for a virtual appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

Once you have a referral from your family doctor use the following link to add yourself to our call list. We will reach out to you as soon as a Just In Time Session becomes available.

Location: Medical Building – 186 Erie Street, Suite 100. Collingwood, ON.
Call: 705-444-5885

 

 

Reach out to us the week you want to meet with a Just-in-Time Counsellor.

OTHER COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES / OPTIONS

How to find a counsellor or therapist.

 

How to find a Registered Psychotherapist.

 

What is Psychotherapy?

 

Simcoe Crisis Line for all ages – Crisis support to help you how to navigate your current difficulties and to help others who need guidance to help someone else experience mental health difficulties and you are uncertain how to support them. 24 hours/7days. Call: 1-888-893-8333 or 705-728-5044. https://cmhastarttalking.ca/adult-services/crisis-services

 

Regional Simcoe Crisis Line for children and youth below 18 years of age – This team can provide guidance, counselling and referral support for children and youth experiencing mental health crisis. They can also provide guidance to parents and others who are trying to help a child or youth experiencing crisis. Monday – Friday 9AM – 9PM Saturday & Sunday 9AM-9PM. Call: 1-844-417-1945

 

Kids Helpline – Online chat, text, self-help, and telephone coaching support for children, youth and young adults experiencing mental health and wellbeing distress. Text: 686868 (put CONNECT in the text). Call:1-800-668-6868. Website:https://kidshelpphone.ca

 

Catholic Family Counselling Service – Extensive individual, family and group support that enhances mental health and well-being. Walk-in/call-in support Fridays 9:30AM-3:30PM. Call: 705-726-2503. Website: https://cfssc.ca/locations/collingwood/

 

New Path Child & Family Mental Health – Lead agency in child, youth and family mental health and behavioural support. Provide counselling and therapy support individually and in groups that is evidence based. Call-In Clinic support for children, youth (up to 18 years), and families. Call: 705-725-7656. Email: infor@newpath.ca Website: https://newpath.ca/call-in-clinics/.

 

Canadian Mental Health Association Brief Service – Short term support to stabilize your mental wellbeing and to connect you with the supports that you need to sustain your health and wellbeing. Substance use and mental health support. Call: 705-444-2558 Ext 607 (Leave a message). Email: gstafford@cmhastarttalking.ca. Website: https://cmhastarttalking.ca

 

1door.ca – This service is for everyone: youth, adults and families in Simcoe County and Muskoka. 1door.ca provides quick access to a free counselling session and other support services. You choose a convenient date and time. There is no waiting list. Keep checking back as 1door.ca are consistently adding more providers to serve Simcoe County with MH Care when it is right for you or your family. Other support services include Youth Services such as, Peer Support, Navigation and a Nurse Practitioner, Services for Adults and MH Services for Front Line Workers (including EMS, Hospital Staff, In Home Workers, dietary staff, registered professionals or housekeeping staff). Website: https://www.1door.ca/

 

Feelings Pathway – In this guide you will find a comprehensive and thorough list of resources for anyone displaying a range of mental health symptoms. There are four different scenarios this guide covers each with its own list of indicators and resources that can help.

 

Hospice Georgian Triangle – Hospice Georgian Triangle offers a variety of support programs to help you adjust to the loss of a loved one. They offer one-on-one support to individuals who want to express their grief and receive suggestions on coping with the huge feeling of loss. You can find referral information on Hospice Georgian Triangle’s website. Website: https://hospicegeorgiantriangle.com/what-is-grief-counselling/

CONTACT

Collingwood Health Centre
186 Erie Street
Suite 100
Collingwood, ON.
L9Y 4T3

PHONE & FAX

705-444-5885
Fax: 705-444-1393

PARKING

The parking lot has 3 pay and display machines

Parking is $2.00 for 1.5 hours

The parking lot is run by CarPark (located in Toronto).

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