Mental Health Resources
Make it a Priority
Your mental health matters, but we recognize it can be overwhelming. If you don’t know where to start, call 2-1-1 or visit here. A toll-free, confidential text, call or website that connects you to resources in your area.
If you are in distress right now, please call 9-1-1.
Huron County Mental Health Service Providers
Canada Mental Health Association
Provides a wide range of support services to people with mental illness, while continuing to place an emphasis on educating the public and eliminating the stigma of mental illness. Services include case management, housing, advocacy, income support, education, community connections, peer support, family support, and supported housing.
CMHA Huron Perth | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-888-875-2944
CMHA Elgin Middlesex (serving Exeter & Goderich area) | Learn more! | Phone: 519-235-0335
Caregiver Support (during COVID-19) | Learn more!
COVID-19 Community South West Region Pandemic Planning Table recognizes the increased strain and challenges of caregiving during this time. An online one-stop shop with printable sheets has been created to support caregivers in Grey-Bruce, Huron-Perth, London-Middlesex, and Oxford-Elgin.
Choices for Change | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-877-218-0077
Provides a range of free and confidential services for those over the age of 12 experiencing issues related to their own or someone else’s substance use, gambling, or other behavioral issues. Choices offers individual counselling as well as case management support, peer support, family counseling, and the Back on Track program.
Eating Disorder Programs (in collaboration with London Health Sciences Centre) | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-877-695-2524 x 5750
Provides assessment and treatment for individuals diagnosed with an eating disorder, or engaging in eating-disordered behaviors.
Huron Community Mental Health Services (formerly known as Community Psychiatric Services) | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-877-695-2524 x 5750
This service supports individuals, aged 16 and older with serious mental health concerns through skill-building, group offerings and limited individual counselling. The primary focus is on goal-specific treatment for individuals with persistent, severe mental health issues. If concerns are situational or not specific to mental health, treatment would best be supported through other resources, for example social work support through the local family health team or various other community resources. HCMHS is not a crisis service. Intakes occur on a site-by-site basis and there is a wait for service.
Huron Perth Centre for Children and Youth | Learn more! | Phone: 519-482-3931 x 3221
Community-based children’s mental health centre. The HPC provides free, confidential assessment and treatment services for a wide range of mental health concerns for children and youth up to their 18th birthday.
Huron Perth Clinical Intensive Case Management Program | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-877-695-2524 x 5750
This program serves individuals 16 years of age and over with serious mental health issues. It provides supports to clients not able to receive supports by existing community resources. It offers time-limited, goal-specific in home community treatment, assistance with medication issues, relapse prevention, psychoeducation, liaising and referrals to other agencies, as well as advocacy.
Huron-Perth Helpline & Crisis Intervention Program | Learn more! | Toll-free helpline: 1-888-829-7484
This program provides 24 hour/7 days per week crisis telephone services. Assessments are available in all Huron and Perth emergency departments, doctor’s offices, and schools. It provides short-term crisis counselling, crisis-oriented education, and referrals to community resources.
Huron Women’s Shelter | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-800-265-5506
Located in Goderich, the 10-bed emergency shelter is a safe and secure facility for women and children experiencing abuse of all types. All necessities are provided and supportive staff are on site 24 hours a day. Also connected to the shelter is Second Stage Housing. There are 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units in secure buildings in Goderich, Clinton, and Exeter. Rent for each unit is geared to income and includes support from staff to assist in reaching your goals. Residency is available for up to one year. In addition to shelter services, the HWS also offers counselling, children’s services, and sexual assault recovery services.
Prevention and Early Intervention for Psychoses | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-866-527-8421
Assessment and treatment planning for people who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis.
Stratford General Hospital Inpatient Care | Learn more! | Inpatient Psychiatry: 519-272-8210 x 3479 | Outpatient Psychiatry: 519-272-8210 x 2570
Provides inpatient psychiatric care for patients 16 years and older as well as outpatient mental health services.
Free Online Mental Health Resources
Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT)
Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) is a practical, short-term program delivered online. It helps people develop skills and strategies to address symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. It can also help people cope with situations related to COVID-19 such as isolation, pressure caring for family and community members, information overload and stress.
If iCBT is right for you, you will be supported by a therapist online to: work through modules, complete readings and exercises, learn coping and resilience skills.
MindBeacon | Learn more!
During COVID-19, MindBeacon’s therapist-guided program is free to all Ontario residents, paid for by the Government of Ontario. They also offer live therapy sessions that are covered by most benefit plans in Canada. MindBeacon also offers a Workplace Mental Health Program, available to employers. MindBeacon is not an emergency or crisis service.
AbilitiCBT | Learn more!
Self-guided learning with scheduled check-ins from a therapist.
BounceBack | Learn more!
A free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.
Togetherall | Learn more!
An online peer-to-peer support community for mental health. An anonymous community where users can support each other.
Wellness Together Canada | Learn more!
Provides free online resources, tools, apps, and connections to trained volunteers and qualified mental health professionals when needed.
Child and Youth Mental Health Resources
Good2Talk | Learn more! | Toll free: 1-866-925-5454 | Text: GOOD2TALKON to 686868
A 24/7 service that offers confidential support through phone and text to post-secondary students (aged 17-25).
Kids Help Phone | Learn more! | Toll-free: 1-800-668-6868 | Text: CONNECT to 686868
For support at any time of day, children and youth can call or text the Kids Help Phone. They can also help you find public resources, services and support for children and youth based on your location.
Mind Your Mind | Learn more!
An interactive resource for people aged 14-29, helping answer your questions to guide you to the right next steps on your mental health journey.
My Journey Program | Phone or Text: 1-519-525-6959
Matches youth in need with a dedicated social worker who helps them to navigate local services and support options. The social worker will make recommendations, act as a liaison, and follow up on the youth in need to make sure they get the help they need.
Tanner Steffler Foundation | Learn More!
TSF aims to enhance and improve mental health and addiction resources and support networks for youth between the ages of 12-24 within Huron County.
Other Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 Workbook | Learn more!
This workbook includes aspects of DBT, CBT, gratitude, general wellness, mindfulness, and a wellness action plan.
Canadian Mental Health Association Webinar Series | Learn more!
A webinar series to discuss the mental health impact of COVID-19. Topics are related to loneliness, young adult mental health, older adult advocacy, and the mental health fallout of the pandemic.
How Can We Help?
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Goderich, ON N7A 1W2
+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6