Mental Health Services
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) offers a full range of services for persons with a serious mental illness. 24-hour support can be provided through telephone contact and/or mobile assistance to individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis; referrals to community services, crisis follow-ups, and overnight safe bed accommodations for short term stays are also available.
- Walk-in hours are available at the St. Thomas location from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
- MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION LINE 519-433-2023 or 1-866-933-2023
- Office: 110 Centre St, St. Thomas, ON
- Phone: 519-633-1781 or Toll free: 1-855-633-1781
- Satellite Office: 113 Sydenham Street, Aylmer, ON
- Walk-in hours are available across Oxford County, including locations in Woodstock, Ingersoll and Tillsonburg
- MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS INTERVENTION LINE 1-866-933-2023
- Office: 522 Peel Street, Woodstock, ON
- Phone: 519-539-8055 or Toll free: 1-800-859-7248
- Satellite Offices: 167 Rolph Street, Tillsonburg and 19 King Street East, Ingersoll
For eating disorder resources and support services available to your clients in Elgin St. Thomas and Area, see the following referral guide.
- Provides counselling and mental health services to youth ages 12-17 on probation as well as individual, family and relationship counseling of all ages.
- Fees are NOT covered by OHIP. Hourly sessions have a fixed rate; however, fees can be negotiated.
- Office: 19 Queen Street, St. Thomas, ON
- Phone: 519-633-4423
- Services include confidential counselling, outreach and advocacy, as well as referrals and connections to community resources.
- Office: 745 Talbot St, St. Thomas, ON
- The Kids Help Phone provides immediate, professionals counseling to kids 24/7
- about a wide range of issues that include everything from struggles with relationships, to moving to a new school, to cyber bullying, abuse, and mental health concerns.
- Phone Line: 1-800-668-6868
- Youth Line offers confidential and non-judgmental peer support through our telephone, text and chat services.
- There is a peer support volunteer from Sunday to Friday, 4:00pm to 9:30pm.
- Phone: 1-800-268-9688
- Connex Ontario
- 24 hour confidential telephone information and referral service for mental health services and supports in Ontario.
- Children and youth Mental Health Services and Support directory
- Support through the provision of current and relevant information to kids, parents, educators and service providers within Elgin, Huron, London/Middlesex, Perth and Oxford Counties.
- Mindyourmind is a not-for-profit youth mental health promotion program.
- Mindyourmind works with youth, emerging adults and the professionals who serve them, to develop resources and communication platforms.
- The Mental Health Care Program provides inpatient and outpatient care to people with mental illness 18 years and older.
- The inpatient unit is recovery oriented and provides short-term and acute care.
- The outpatient service offers acute care in psychiatry and counselling that is goal-directed and time-limited.
- A referral is required from a Physician or a Regulated Health Care Professional.
- Primary care providers can also attain a psychiatric telephone consultation as is a timely alternative to case consultation when medication optimization or further treatment options are sought. This can be obtained through the Outpatient Mental Health Care Referral form.
- 189 Elm Street, St. Thomas, ON
- Phone: 519-631-2020
- Free and confidential counselling services for all ages within the catchment area.
- Self-referrals accepted.
- Office: 153 Main St, West Lorne ON
- Phone: 519-768-1715
- Wellkin (formerly OEYEC) provides mental health services for children and youth under the age of 18 in Oxford and Elgin County
- Crisis/Urgent service available during regular office hours and after hours is covered by a worker from C-IT (Crisis & Intake Team) who will provide telephone support. There are various group sessions available such as Strategies for Overcoming Self-Harm, Anger Solutions and Worry Warriors, etc.
- St. Thomas - 99 Edward Street, St. Thomas, ON
- Woodstock - 912 Dundas Street, Woodstock
- Ingersoll - 121 Thames Street North, Ingersoll
- Tillsonburg - 1 Library Lane, Tillsonburg
Crisis Line: 1-877-539-0463
Woodstock General Hospital provides assessment, counseling, inpatient treatment and more for children, teens, adults and families. To access these services, contact the Intake Secretary at 519-421-4223 x 2342. The intake social worker will review your concerns and options for service in our programs and /or community services that would assist you and your family.
- Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- 310 Juliana Drive, Woodstock
Mental Health Resources (For Educators)
- CAMH offers an integrated set of web based resources for teachers, schools and allied partners to utilize in their prevention/health promotion work with youth
- The CMHO works to identify and develop solutions to policy issues affecting the child and youth mental health sector.
- Resources are provided about the most common mental health problems present in today’s classrooms, including anxiety and mood disorders, AD/HD, and behavioural disorders. They also include tips on early identification and intervention, practical suggestions on accommodating and responding to kids with mental health problems, and ways to combat stigma in the classroom.
ETFO and School Mental Health ASSIST have partnered to co-create resources that educators can use to promote elementary student mental health and wellbeing in the classroom using simple, everyday practices that can be embed into daily classroom life. The focus is on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and is the “process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions” (Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning - CASEL, 2016).
- The website provides resources for supporting and affirming gender creative kids within their families, schools and communities.
- There is information and opportunities for connection between parents and caregivers, educators, health and social service providers, researchers, activists, and children and youth across Canada.
The Psychology Foundation of Canada created the Kids Have Stress Too! Toolkit in partnership with multiple channels and diverse partnerships across Canada. Their goal is to develop, promote, support and distribute programs that:
- “Bring Psychology to Life”, so people across Canada can function more effectively in their homes, schools, workplaces and communities.
- Help children and adolescents recognize, understand and manage the stresses in their lives.
- Make parents and caregivers become more aware of children’s ongoing needs to enhance their resilience and build healthy relationships.
- Minimize barriers and maximize access to support for newcomers to Canada and their communities.
- Mindyourmindpro is a not-for-profit youth mental health promotion program that provides professionals resources.
- The Centre works toward an integrated mental health system that meets the needs of children, youth, caregivers and families.
- The Centre works with Ontario child and youth mental health agencies to strengthen services and build an effective and accessible system of care. They offer a diverse collection of tools, services, products and training to help professionals find, use and share evidence that improve outcomes.
- The Safe at School website offers teachers relevant resources regarding bullying prevention, equity and inclusion education (focus on homophobia, racism and sexism) for parents and caregivers and partners in prevention.
- School Mental Health ASSIST (Awareness, Strategy Selection, and Implementation Support Team) is a provincial implementation support team, with direct responsibility for school mental health. This team provides leadership, resources and direct coaching support to the province’s 72 Ontario school boards and 5000 schools, serving approximately two million students across six distinct geographic regions. They are working alongside the Ontario Ministry of Education to promote student mental health and well-being across all 72 district school boards.
- The guide provides educators with information on the early signs of mental health and addiction problems, along with strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students (kindergarten to Grade 12).