The Centre for ADHD Awareness of Canada aims to improve the lives of Canadians affected by ADHD through awareness, education, and advocacy. Visit their website to find out about programs, resources and supports.
Anxiety Canada works to reduce the barrier of anxiety so that people can live the life they want. AC offers trusted resources and programs to help people better understand and manage anxiety—and find the relief they need.
Autism Society of Ontario is a charitable organization that represents thousands of people on the autism spectrum and their families across Ontario. Made up of knowledgeable parents, professionals, and autistic self-advocates who can speak to the key issues that impact autistic individuals and their families, Autism Ontario is the province’s leading source of information and referral on autism, and one of the largest collective voices representing the autism community.
BIAPR provides Personal Support and Independence Training, Day Services, Community Case Management and Coordinated Care Café, Community health promotion, education, development, engagement and System Navigation. They are a non-profit staffed organization who also provide a directory of services and organizations in the Peterborough area.
Supporting the brain injury community through education, advocacy, awareness and collaboration. Brain Injury Canada provides brain injury info, a directory of services available in Canada, events and supports to individuals and families living with brain injuries. E-courses available for family, caregivers and health care providers.
A list of services and organization working both in and outside of Toronto and online to provide support and rehabilitation to people who have experienced an acquired brain injury.
HIRO, "the promise of hope after acute brain injury", is an online community that offers acceptance, hope and a pathway to the future. Helping people with brain injury reach their full and unique potential, HIRO offers group, online and in-person rehabilitation services to facilitate independence and socialization.
The Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) is a provincial, registered, charitable organization working to enhance the lives of Ontarians living with the effects of acquired brain injury (ABI) through education, awareness and support. This website provides info on concussion and brain injury, local and online support groups, support for caregivers, and scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance for the brain injury community. A helpline is available weekdays 9:30 - 4:30 and by email after-hours.
The traumatic brain injury clinic is an outpatient service that provides consultation and management for individuals who are 14-65 years of age and who have sustained a mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. The interdisciplinary team includes a cognitive neurologist, a psychiatrist, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, and a clinic coordinator with a clinical background in occupational therapy. The clinic also has a well-recognized research component, and our extended team includes research coordinators
Agriculture Wellness Ontario is bringing mental health education, counselling services and enhanced community support to rural and agricultural communities across the province. Programs and services include:
Speak with a Canadian doctor about your mental health. Book and chat with a doctor by phone. There is no cost to you. Visits are fully covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP). You will be offered an initial phone consultation, including evaluation and assessment of your concerns, and support with follow-ups and management of medication when appropriate. Consultations are private and confidential.
Through the Farmer Wellness Initiative, farmers across Ontario and members of their household have access to free counselling sessions with a mental health professional. The mental health professionals have received training to understand the unique needs of Ontario farmers. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, in English and French, farmers can call 1-866-267-6255 to speak to a counsellor. This service is provided by LifeWorks.
The Road Ahead is CMHA HKPR’s new Mobile Mental Health and Addictions Clinic. The mobile clinic brings a full range of mental health and addictions services to individuals living in rural and remote areas and who face barriers to accessing existing services and supports. Stops in Northumberland, Peterborough, and Haliburton & Kawartha providing counselling and therapy, support with addictions and substance use, health and mental health education, and medication support and prescriptions, and access to other supports including psychiatry. Call or register on line. Services are free and confidential.
Mind Relief is a Canadian mental health organization dedicated to providing personalized mental health care, whenever and wherever you need it. A dedicated team of therapists, led by one of the online psychotherapy pioneers in Canada, Dr. Nazanin Alavi, helps you along your journey to a more “relieved state of mind.” Services are completely covered by OHIP (you do not have to pay anything) and include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and supportive psychotherapy. Issues commonly addressed are depression, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, PTSD, OCD, pain, and personality disorders.
TALK NOW provides timely access to mental health and addiction services to people of all ages in Peterborough and surrounding area. Patients are not limited to one visit and are welcome to book an in-person, or virtual appointment as often as needed. A health card is not required to access care. No referral is necessary at the TALK NOW clinic. Patients seeking care can call 705-876-5826 to be connected with a mental health professional. Phone lines are answered Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed on weekends and statutory holidays.
Wellness Together Canada provides mental health and substance use support for people in Canada and Canadians abroad. Always free and virtual, 24/7. Wellness Together Canada is designed to be used on demand - choose what you need, when you need it. Services range from basic wellness information, to one-on-one sessions with a counsellor, to community support. Areas of focus include mood, anxiety, grief, stress, addictions, wellness, bullying, harassment and eating disorders. Wellness Together Canada was created in response to a rise in mental health and substance use concerns since the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded by the Government of Canada.
Rebound Child & Youth Services Northumberland (Rebound) is a not-for-profit organization, providing high-quality, private and confidential, community-based programs and services to children, youth, and families in Northumberland County since 1997. They provide supportive and proactive programming to empower children, youth, and their families to work towards positive change. Services include individual counselling and group programs. The Walk-In Counselling Service will provide immediate same-day services. Referrals are accepted from Youth, Parents/Caregivers, Schools, Community Agencies, Probation, Police, Crown Attorney. Please visit the website to learn more.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital. CAMH sets the standards for care, research, education and leading social change. CAMH describes bipolar disorder as a medical condition characterized by extreme mood swings that affect how people think, behave and function. Their page on bipolar spectrum disorders connects to information, tutorials, and treatment programs.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital. CAMH sets the standards for care, research, education and leading social change. CAMH describes depression as much more than simple unhappiness. Clinical depression, sometimes called major depression, is a complex mood disorder caused by a number of factors, including genetics, personality, stress and brain chemistry. While it can suddenly go into remission, depression is not something that people can just “get over”. To view CAMH information, resources, toolkits and treatment programs please visit the Depression Page on their website.
Kids Help Phone’s e-mental health services are available 24/7 across Canada, offering free, confidential support to young people in English and French. Service available for kids, teens and young adults from coast to coast to coast. Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (Phone), Live Chat counselling at kidshelphone.ca or click the button below.
If you are experiencing suicide-related thoughts and behaviours, you need to know that you’re not alone. There are many crisis centres available 24 hours a day to talk to you. The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention will help you Find a 24-hour crisis centre in Canada and also provide other resources, help and information.
Connect to a crisis responder to get help without judgement. Talk Suicide Canada provides nationwide, 24-hour, bilingual support to anyone who is facing suicide.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) provides information, resources, referrals and support to Canadians affected by eating disorders through their toll-free helpline and live chat. Outreach and education programming focuses on the awareness and prevention of eating disorders, and is available online across Canada and in-person in the Greater Toronto. HELPLINE Toll-Free: 1-866-NEDIC-20 (1-866-633-4220) Toronto: 416-340-4156. Online chat is also available - please visit their website.
The Bridge Hospice in Warkworth provides grief and bereavement support (individual and group), outreach presentations, spiritual support, and support to individuals and families who identify as Indigenous.
Canadian Virtual Hospice provides free online resources and support for people who are experiencing grief, loss or trauma. Twenty-eight modules and additional resources on topics including pregnancy and infant loss, grief after trauma, dementia, grief in 2SLGTBQ+ communities, substance abuse, MAID, and COVID and grief for people who work in healthcare.
Lynx is an early psychosis intervention program that helps people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis get their lives back on track and stay well. About 3% of the population will experience psychosis and it often begins during the teenage years. Psychosis can be treated effectively, and early intervention often leads to better mental health recovery. Lynx provide early identification, rapid response and screening, psychiatric and nursing services, case management and support. They have offices in Campbellford, Cobourg, Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton. Visit their website for more information or call toll free 1-866-990-9956.
The Canadian Mental Health Association of Ontario (CMHA) provides information on schizophrenia and helps people access the community resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from schizophrenia and other mental illness.
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada aims to build a Canada where people living with
early psychosis and schizophrenia achieve their potential. They provide education, advocacy and support and their website includes videos, research, surveys and resources.
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Association of Canada are a non-profit organization dedicated to educating those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals, as well as bringing together society at large to form an ocean of compassion, awareness, knowledge and tools necessary for recovery. Their website provides articles, research, coping strategies, neuro nutrition and has special sections for veterans and teens. Please visit their website
Introducing CMHA & HKPR’s new Mobile Mental Health & Addictions Clinic. Bringing mental health and addictions services to Northumberland, Peterborough, Haliburton & Kawartha. Access counselling, support for addictions and medication. Call or register on line. Services are free and confidential.
THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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