Are you having problems with a relationship, or a recent break-up? Too much fighting at home? Struggling with questions of sexual orientation or gender identity?
The Youth Mental Health Walk-in Clinic offers single counselling sessions for youth whose needs are more immediate. Often, one of the most difficult steps can be gathering enough courage to ask for help. Getting help sooner can make all the difference.
Is the Walk-in Clinic right for me?
* You are 12 to 20 years old—or the parent of a teen
* You think the solution is in your control
* You need reassurance that your reaction to a troubling situation is normal
* You can identify, with the help of a counsellor, helpful solutions, past successes, and reasonable expectations
* You are “stuck” in a feeling (anger, guilt, grief) towards a past event and are looking for ways to get “unstuck.”
A single counselling session may be enough to address your needs.
* Feeling less worried
* Preventing a temporary problem from getting worse
* Feeling less isolated
* Knowing more about the available resources in the Ottawa region
* More ideas about how to manage the problem
The Walk-in is less likely to benefit you if:
* You are feeling suicidal right now or are actively suffering from a serious mental health diagnosis
* You need ongoing support to work through and escape the effects of abuse
How to access the Walk-in Clinic
Youth (aged 12 to 20) and parents can come to the Mental Health Hub during walk-in clinic hours.
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 noon to 8 pm (last appointment − 6 pm)
How to get there
We are located by the Lincoln Fields Transit Station. Bus #85 also passes directly in front of the Hub.
2nd floor-2301 Carling Avenue, corner of Richardson Ave
613-260-2360 (Crisis Line)
Ages served: 12 - 20 years
Languages served: English, French