Counselling

Are personal problems, family issues, a crisis, or events from your past causing you stress or anxiety? Talking to someone may help you work things out. Of course, talking to your friends can help at times, but speaking with a professional or individual who is used to talking with people in your situation can be very helpful. Often, they can help you see another point of view or make suggestions you might not have thought about.

If you don’t want your family involved or don’t want anyone to know you’re seeking help, many of the resources below offer free, confidential services. Try to write down your thoughts or make a list of questions/concerns to ensure you’re getting the help you’re looking for when you call or visit.

RGA Psychological and Counselling Services
http://www.rgapsych.com

Diverse group of experienced practitioners * provide short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families from ages 4 and up *a variety of group therapy interests are also represented. Issues that are treated include:
*anxiety
*depression
*relationships
* adjustment to illness or injury
* trauma
* anger management
* Cognitive Behaviioural Therapy (CBT)
* family and marital relationships
* mediation
* separation and divorce
* meditation
* personality problems
* substance abuse

Rotary Hospice Stratford Perth
https://www.rotaryhospice.ca/

COVID19 In home services are suspended but volunteers are calling to check in on the patients.

Compassionate care and support * trained volunteers * information and support to individuals with life threatening conditions * family support * community awareness * ensure spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical support * bereavement support is provided for anyone who has experienced a death of a loved one

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
http://www.amgh.ca/Default.aspx?cid=3-22-80-82

COVID19 Continue to provide support via telephone or video conferencing. Psychiatrists also connection via telephone or video conferencing. For service call 519-524-8316 ext 5750

Outpatient mental health programs * services for adults include: therapy groups * psychosocial rehabilitation groups * skill based education * individual counselling and advocacy * 5 Centres in Huron County: Wingham, Exeter, Clinton, Goderich, Seaforth

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
http://amgh.ca

Outpatient mental health programs * therapy groups * psychosocial rehabilitation groups * skill based educational groups * individual counselling and advocacy * five Centres in Huron County – Wingham, Exeter, Clinton, Goderich, Seaforth

Huron Safe Homes for Youth
http://www.huronsafehomes.com

COVID19 Committed to ensuring youth and their families have access to support, services and advocacy during the pandemic via telephone, email, and video conferencing. To access service please call 1-800-361-1640

Provides voluntary, confidential services for youth (16 years of age to their 18th birthday) and their families in Huron County
Services include:

  • temporary shelter in a Safe Home when the youth has no other viable alternative
  • mediation between youth and their parents/caregivers
  • short-term counselling
  • immediate and long term planning developed in conjunction with the youth and the family to address their needs
  • crisis intervention and support services for youth and/or families
  • support services for pregnant teens
  • provision of life skills training
  • education and resources
  • supported independent living
  • ability to act as a trusteeship for Ontario Works
Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
http://www.amgh.ca/Default.aspx?cid=3-22-80-82

COVID19 Office Closed. All services being offered via phone or planned video conferencing service.

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital provides outpatient mental health programs * services for adults include: therapy groups * skill based education * individual counselling and advocacy * 5 Centres in Huron County: Clinton, Goderich, Seaforth, Exeter, Wingham

Alexandra Marine and General Hospital
http://www.amgh.ca/Default.aspx?cid=3-22-80-82

COVID19 Continue to provide support via telephone or video conferencing. Psychiatrists also connection via telephone or video conferencing. For service call 519-524-8316 ext 5750

Outpatient mental health programs * services for adults include: therapy groups * psychosocial rehabilitation groups * skill based education * individual counselling and advocacy * 5 Centres in Huron County: Goderich, Seaforth, Clinton, Wingham, Exeter

Huron Perth Public Health – Perth
http://www.hpph.ca

Huron Perth Public Health works in partnership with the community to foster conditions in which people can be healthy * promote health, protect health, and prevent disease by providing community health services and programs for Huron and Perth County

Services include: prenatal classes * stop smoking help * sexual health clinics * immunization * communicable disease investigations and outbreak control * food safety inspections * rabies investigations * safe drinking water measures

ConnexOntario Health Services Information
http://www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca

Confidential telephone, chat, and email information and referral and listening service providing detailed descriptions of mental health services and supports in Ontario, including how to access them

  • information about community-based counselling services and supports
  • strategies to meet goals
  • support
  • basic mental illness education

Web chat with information and referral specialist available * operated by ConnexOntario Health Services Information

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society
http://www.h-pcas.ca

COVID19 Physical office closed and staff are working remotely to respond to client’s needs. Screeners are available during office hours to receive referrals/incoming information. Phone system will connect to answering service after hours for a Protection Worker to respond to client needs. During COVID19 court dates/services suspended except emergency apprehensions. Home visits with prescreening or rescheduled

Serves children, adolescents and families * provides child protection services as mandated by the Child and Family Services Act, and family support including:
* Counselling services to children and families
* Placement of at-risk children in individual and group home foster family settings
* Adoption placement of infants and older children who are legally and emotionally free for adoption
* Supervision, finalization of adoptions
* ongoing assistance to adoptive families
* Information Dissemination regarding “Duty to Report” suspected cases of child abuse and neglect through the Purple Ribbon Campaign

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselling Centre
http://www.choicesforchange.ca

COVID19Offices open. Call for intake and protocols. Clients will be supported over the phone and via OTN or other forms of videoconferencing as well as in-person. Intake and main office lines will be monitored and messages responded to within one business day. Some peer support groups are running via Zoom. Ensuring clients have resources they need to stay connected and safe. Still taking referrals – please call.
The Addiction Medicine Clinics supported in partnership with Dr. Datema, are considered an essential service so will remain open on their usual days. They are doing active telephone screening day before clinic and active screening is taking place at clinics and practicing social distancing by limiting the number of clients at the clinic at one time.
Anyone in acute mental health or addiction crisis should contact the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484

Community-based agency offering professional counselling, resources and support for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and problem gambling/gaming, assessment and community counselling for individuals experiencing difficulties with either their own or a loved one’s substance use or gambling/gaming behaviour

Main offices in Stratford and Seaforth with outreach offices in many locations throughout Huron County and Perth County as well as in all Huron/Perth Secondary schools.

Choices for Change: Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselling Centre
http://www.choicesforchange.ca

COVID19 Offices open. Call for intake and protocols. Clients will be supported over the phone and via OTN or other forms of videoconferencing as well as in-person. Intake and main office lines will be monitored and messages responded to within one business day. Some peer support groups are running via Zoom. Ensuring clients have resources they need to stay connected and safe. Still taking referrals, please call.

Outreach for homeless and precariously housed individuals with addictions available providing food and additional resources. Daytime warming centre available in Goderich (not at Choices For Change office)Nov 15, 2020 to Apr 15, 2020. Call to connect

The Addiction Medicine Clinics supported in partnership with Dr. Datema, are considered an essential service so will remain open on their usual days. They are doing active telephone screening day before clinic and active screening is taking place at clinics and practicing social distancing by limiting the number of clients at the clinic at one time.

Anyone in acute mental health or addiction crisis should contact the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484

Community-based agency that provides professional counselling, resources and support for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse and gambling. Assessment and community counselling for individuals experiencing difficulties with either their own or a loved one’s substance use or gambling/gaming behavior.

Main offices in Stratford and Goderich with outreach offices in many locations throughout Huron County and Perth County as well as in all Huron/ Perth Secondary schools.

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

COVID19 After hours response line continues to be available 519-274-2848. Visitors encouraged to phone rather than visit office. If case manager responds in person to a client situation, symptom screening will take place. The response by CMHA staff may not be the assigned case manager. Toll-free 1-888-875-2944 and dial 0 for reception

Advocates with and provides programs and services for people with mental disorders * enhance, maintain and promote the mental health of all individuals

Services include: community support programs including case management, concurrent disorders and court support services, peer support programs, family support programs, education, volunteering and supported housing program

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha-hp.on.ca

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society
http://www.h-pcas.ca

COVID19 Physical office closed and staff are working remotely to respond to client’s needs. Screeners are available during office hours to receive referrals/incoming information. Phone system will connect to answering service after hours for a Protection Worker to respond to client needs. During COVID19 court dates/services suspended except emergency apprehensions. Home visits with prescreening or rescheduled

The Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society (H-PCAS) serves children, adolescents and families under the Child and Family Services Act
Services provided by the H-PCAS include:

  • Child Protection
  • Counselling services to children under 16 years of age and their parents
  • Placement of children at risk in individual and group home foster family settings
  • Adoption placement of infants and older children who are legally and emotionally free for adoption
  • Supervision, finalization of adoptions through the court
  • Ongoing assistance to adoptive families
  • Information Dissemination regarding “Duty to Report” suspected cases of child abuse and neglect through the Purple Ribbon Campaign