Dear Client of Mental Health Services:
In response to the pandemic all counseling appointments will be offered by telephone only. Your counsellor will call you at the scheduled appointment time. Please do not attend the health centre in-person for counseling appointments. Please call to reschedule any missed telephone calls. As of this time in-person appointments will only be scheduled after April 30th, 2020. Thank you for your understanding.
For all other inquiries please call us at 519-768-1715.
We provide free, private counselling services to support people addressing many different challenges. We assist people of all ages who are experiencing a crisis or facing ongoing challenges that have been around for awhile.
- Anxiety or Worry
- Grief and Loss
- Chronic Pain
- Low Self-Esteem
- Relationship and Family Problems
In addition to counselling, the Mental Health team can help clients to access housing, financial and crisis management services, or provide Psychiatry or Psychology services to children and youth clients of the Health Centre.
You do not need to see a doctor or nurse practitioner at the Health Centre to access these services. All residents of West Elgin and Dutton Dunwich municipalities are welcome. You can make a self-referral by filling out the application form below or by filling out a referral form at WECHC reception.
NOTICE: TWO NEW ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TRY TO ACCESS THEM WHILE YOU ARE WAITING FOR SERVICES
- Bounce Back (bouncebackontario.ca/) – Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) self-help course with free professional coaching available
- Big White Wall (www.bigwhitewall.ca) – Online peer-support monitered by professionals
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.
We are taking referrals for all ages.
(Complete and submit in-person, by fax or mail service)
Please do not e-mail the completed form.
Individuals interested in accessing youth mental health services can also contact:
Oxford-Elgin Child and Youth Centre
99 Edward Street (St. Thomas)
OECYC provides walk-in counseling services at their St. Thomas location every Thursday from 10am-6pm.
Link to Mindfulness Group & Resources on mindfulness. Follow this link: http://wechc.on.ca/mindfulness/