Resources

Media

Oakville, Burlington  April 2019

Widowed Friends – A Safe Social Space For Friends

 

Grief Support Counselling

Acclaim Health

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Halton Peel

Wellspring Halton Peel

Carpenter Hospice

Ian Anderson House

Flavia Ceschin  –counsellor specializing in complicated grief and traumatic bereavement

 

Grief/Loss Oriented Websites

SecondFirsts.com

HeartachetoHope – support for those affected by suicide loss

 

Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch 
* providing case management and peer support by phone
* 24/7 COAST Crisis line available at 1-877-825-9011, Information and Referral 905-315-8664
* providing free walk-in counselling by phone, call 289-291-5396 and you will be contacted by a counsellor within 24 business hours

Thrive Counseling

*providing sliding scale counseling by videoconference
*they have different offices in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and the phone numbers are found on: https://thrivecounselling.org/contact-us/
Links2Care – Phone Assurance Program
* adaptation of Friendly Visiting Program for anyone isolated by the pandemic restrictions
* if you or someone you care about could benefit from friendly, reassuring, regular phone calls, please call 905-873-6502 or email sbhimani@links2care.ca

Big White Wall
* mental health and wellbeing chat service, safe and anonymous, includes online peer community support
* a place for creative and artistic expression of emotions, guided support courses and tools to help with self-management
* see website for full details

BounceBack
* a free, evidence-based skill-building program designed to help adults and youth aged 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
* helps participants learn skills to help them deal with problems such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance
* one-on-one telephone coaching, workbooks, and online videos that participants can do from the comfort of their home
* see bouncebackontario.ca for more details

For Ontarians interested in public addictions services and mental health services for those over 18, they can contact ConnexOntario, Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line at 1-866-531-2600.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. Learn more at www.good2talk.ca[RR(3] .
Acclaim Health 
*offers Social Support Programs —these can be found at https://acclaimhealth.ca/programs/social-supports/
 
Private Practices:
 
Burlington Psychological and Counseling Services has different psychologists:  http://burlingtonpcs.com/Staff/
The Therapy Centre has a number of therapists with different specializations:  https://thetherapycentre.ca/
Dr. Laidlaw & Associates, Dr Flavia Ceschin works with this practice and also has a number of therapists with different specializations:  https://www.laidlawpsych.ca/
 
Here are some other resources for handling stress: