MENTAL WELLNESS RESOURCES

CRISIS COUNSELLING:

Canadian Mental Health Association-Middlesex [CMHA]:

Website: https://cmhamiddlesex.ca/ | Phone: 519-434-9191 | Email: info@cmhamiddlesex.ca

24-7 Support: offers single session, crisis counselling available 24/7 for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. If you would like to connect with a Crisis Counsellor to discuss your concerns/crisis in person, please attend the Crisis Centre which is temporarily located at 534 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario. You are welcome to come anytime that is convenient for you, no appointment required.

Support Line: a resource available for supportive listening. You can reach trained volunteers by calling 519-601-8055 or 1-844-360-8055.

Community Wellness Programs: https://cmhamiddlesex.ca/events/

Reach Out: a free, 24/7, confidential, bilingual mental health and addictions support and services line for people living in Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford and London.  

Website: https://reachout247.ca/ | Phone: 519-433-2023 or toll-free 1-866-933-2023

Text 519-433-2023 | Connect online through the web chat feature

PRIVATE COUNSELLING:

Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists?search=London, Ontario

Counselling Centre of London https://www.communitycounsellinglondon.com/

PRIVATE COUNSELLING – GEARED TO INCOME:

Daya Counselling: http://dayacounselling.on.ca/

Family Service Thames Valley: https://www.familyservicethamesvalley.com/service/community-counselling/

The Counselling House http://www.thecounsellinghouse.ca/ 

DEALING WITH GRIEF/BEREAVEMENT:

  • Ask family doctor/GP/local community health for referral to a Social Worker/Therapist/Grief Group.
  • Hospices often have resources or connections because they refer or support families who have lost loved ones.
  • The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) in Elgin and Middlesex have wonderful grief support groups, and I do see mention here of other branches with this service Bereavement Services | VON
  • The Bereaved Families of Ontario runs programs and has a lot of connections Home | Bereaved Families of Ontario this is their main site and then if one clicks on “affiliates” there are different locations
  • There is a woman named Barb Saunders here who is supposed to be wonderful.  She does online sessions too from the looks of it.  Grief & Loss Counselling – Healing a Hearts Loss
  • The Center for Loss and Life Transition in the U.S. has great resources for reading etc.  Home – Center for Loss & Life Transition  I think Dr. Wolfelt is brilliant in his approach to bereavement and grief.
  • I was on the “Street Team” in 2020 letting people know about the release of the book The AfterGrief by Hope Edelman. I assisted with the resources page on the website and there may be things here of interest.  The book is also one I highly recommend for anyone to gain insight into grief and its effects throughout your life.  Resources | The AfterGrief  There is also a very supportive community on Facebook if you search for The AfterGrief Community.
  • For some people, a member of the clergy to speak to is a very important part of the healing of grief.
  • If someone or a member of the family has the support of an Employee and Family Assistance Program, they often have access to grief and bereavement supports.

LOSS OF A PET:

https://ontariopetloss.org/
https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pettrust/petlossresources
https://www.tinypetmemories.com/articles/resources/pet-loss-support-groups-hotlines-and-therapists/a/quebec-pet-loss-therapists-support-groups-and-grief-hotlines