Child and Youth Counselling & Therapy and Parenting Support
We are still here!
Our Walk-In Clinic is currently a Virtual Walk-In – you can get quick access to mental health and parenting support by calling 24 hours a day / 7 days a week (519-941-1530) or book an appointment on-line. Please let us know in the “reason” box if we can leave a voice message on your phone if necessary. Note: If this is a mental health crisis please call 519-941-1530 or 911.
If you have concerns that a child or youth is at risk of harm, please contact DCAFS directly at 519-941-1530.
Mental Health Care for Professionals
Educational workers, Health Care Workers and support staff (including kitchen, admin, cleaning, and other staff) in Hospitals, Long-term Care, Retirement Homes, Group Homes, and Shelters.
Our community cares about you!
During this difficult time, we recognize your courage, sacrifice, and the many challenges that you or your family may be facing. We want you to know that we care and truly recognize the demands that you are, and have been, facing.
CMHA, DCAFS, DAFHT, FTP, Hospice Dufferin, and SHIP are collaborating to provide mental health therapists/counsellors – representing our Dufferin community – for you. We would like to help – even in a small way. If you need emotional support, encouragement, or just someone to talk to about your well-being or your concerns.
Please contact any of our community agencies to set up service:
CMHA Peel Dufferin 519-941-0465
DCAFS: Child and Youth Mental Health 519-941-1530
Dufferin Area Family Health Team 519-938-8802 ext. 330 or 401
Family Transition Place 519-941-4357
Hospice Dufferin 519-942-3313
SHIP (Dufferin Office) 519-307-2870
You matter, and your well-being matters!
Child and Youth in Care Day – 2021
On Children and Youth in Care Day we raise
awareness about the struggles faced by
children and youth in care. Being in care can
be a challenging, isolating, and unpredictable
experience. Supportive friends, services,
and community can make the difference.
Check out this great video put together by the Grand River Zone Youth Champion Team:
Foundational Family Services – online Booking available
We are pleased to announce that you can now book an appointment to access our Foundational Family Services support on line for the following services:
Caregiver workshops and follow-up coaching sessions – information, education and resources on a variety of topics
Brief targeted consultations – direct support to help address a specific need and support your child’s skill development
Transition supports – help preparing for your child’s personal and educational transitions as well as transitions to adulthood
Family resource and clinic days – brainstorm, consult and problem-solve with professionals
Families who are registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) can book an appointment by clicking on the GREEN button at the top of this page.
COVID Lessons…kid2kid: The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team Initiative
In March 2021, The Hills of Headwaters Collaborative Ontario Health Team Children and Youth Mental Health and Addictions Sub-Committee issued a call to action to the children and youth in our community. Kids were asked to share their experiences, how they are coping and what is working for them when facing all the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sharing their stories, their experiences and what they have learned about themselves and mental well-being during this time is meaningful information for other children and youth to hear. The responses were wonderful! A full gallery of the submissions is available for viewing on www.covidlessons-kid2kid.com
With their amazing submissions, the COVID Lessons…kid2kid Video Series was created! The video series features short videos targeted to help children, youth and their families find some inspiration and ideas on what they can do to help cope with the stress and frustrations brought on by this pandemic. Check out the videos at www.covidlessons-kid2kid.com or on YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCRa2n4pl8r7U8FeDqujIZQw.
The committee would like to thank the children and youth in our community for taking the time to create their submissions and share them with us. Without your input, this project and video series would not have been possible. You have made a big difference!