Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental Health Therapists help you identify sources of difficulty, develop new coping skills and make changes to improve your overall quality of life while living with distress or mental illness.
If you are in crisis or this is a mental health emergency, please call: 1-844-437-3247 (HER247)
One-on-One Consultations provided by the mental health therapists are aimed at mild to moderate mental health issues including:
- Individual mental health assessment;
- Mental Health therapy and follow-up as determined in consultation with you and your primary care practitioner;
- Liaison with the broader mental health system to ensure continuity of care for patients requiring more intensive intervention.
HOW TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT:
- To access this service, ask your primary care provider (family physician or nurse practitioner) for more information and to request a referral.
Other options for mental health services
The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) Program*: What is OSP?
*Please note that this service is operated by partner agencies and is separate from the Upper Grand FHT mental health services. It is open to all who meet the program criteria.
Adults in Ontario with depression and anxiety can access free, short-term, evidence-based cognitive-behavioural therapy and related services through the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program.
All services in OSP are informed by cognitive-behavioural therapy approaches and are matched to the level of care that best meets a person’s needs. Cognitive-behavioural approaches focus on practical strategies and skills to manage problems that happen in everyday life. These approaches can help you change the way you feel, think and act.
OSP provides support for adults with depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related concerns, including:
- Depression and low mood
- Generalized anxiety and worry
- Social anxiety and performance fears
- Unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic fears
- Health anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive concerns
- Post-traumatic stress
- Specific fears
- Other anxiety and stress related problems (e.g. work stress, test anxiety)
Different supports are available to meet your needs:
- You will likely begin with the self-led resources guided by a coach or clinician.
- You will complete regular questionnaires to track your progress and inform your treatment.
- If needed, you may move to individual or group psychotherapy.
Want to learn more?
- Click here to learn about the Ontario Psychotherapy program.
- Check out the information sheet to make sure it’s a good fit for you.
Interested in getting started? Click here to start the intake process.
OSP is not a crisis or emergency service. If immediate help is required, please attend the nearest emergency department or call 911. For 24-hour crisis telephone support in your area, please see below, or contact ConnexOntario at 1-866-531-2600 or contact Here247: 1-844-437-3247 or 519-821-3582.