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IN CRISIS?

For immediate assistance, you can contact:

Child & Youth Crisis Service (Youth 18 & under and their families) 1-866-32REACH or 1-866-327-3224
24 hours/7 days a week, will go mobile if necessary

Kids Help Phone: http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/ 1-800-668-6868

CAST (Crisis Assessment & Support Team) (Individuals 16 +) 1-866-487 CAST or 1-866-487-2278
24 hours/7 days a week

Six Nations Mobile Crisis Services (Youth 18 & under and their families who identify with the Aboriginal Culture)  519-445-2204 or 1-866-445-2204
24 hours/7 days a week, will go mobile if necessary

Or you can go to:

Norfolk General Hospital-ER Department

West Haldimand General Hospital-ER Department

Need Advice?

  • Vice Principal
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Student Success Team
  • Chaplaincy
  • School Social Worker

The following external links are provided as a resource to assist students and their families in the Haldimand & Norfolk areas. 

  • Haldimand Norfolk Reach: Haldimand-Norfolk REACH is a multi-service agency, providing children's mental health services, developmental services, Autism services, youth justice services, family services, a residential program for transitional-aged youth and several early learning and care services including licensed childcare, Ontario Early Years Centre(s) and Community Action Program for Children.
     
    • Child & Youth Crisis Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children, youth and families 1-866-32-REACH (1-866-327-3224)
       
    • Walk-in Counselling Clinic: Free counselling for children and youth up to 18, and their families. Tuesdays 12 noon to 8:00 p.m., 101 Nanticoke Creek Pkwy., Townsend, 1-800-265-8087, ext. 263
       
    • ROKS: Reaching Out to Kids in School (ROKS) is a time limited service - 8 to 12 sessions.  The focus for involvement is co-developed in collaboration with student, family and involved school staff. The program was created to provide mental health services to students from grades JK to Grade 12 in both the Grand Erie District School Board and the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board who are experiencing mental health difficulties that affect successful school achievement, well-being and overall functioning. Referrals to this program must be made through the school.
       
    • Contact Reach
  • Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA: The Canadian Mental Health Association, Brant County Branch is a charitable, non-profit agency, contributing to the mental well being of the community through education and support services to persons with serious mental illnesses and their families. The Staff of the Canadian Mental Health Association—Brant County Branch is comprised of a team of dedicated mental health professionals, with appropriate educational qualifications and experience working with the seriously mentally ill.
     
  • CAMHS: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental health and addiction issues.
     
  • Mental Health & Addictions Nurses (MHAN): Students may be facing social and educational pressures at home and at school. Pressure can play a role in mental health and addiction and can be more difficult to manage if there is a pre-existing mental health issue. Help is available so students don't have to manage on their own alone. Mental Health and Addictions Nurses focus on the success of students with mental health and/or addiction issues, helping them remain in school, to thrive at school or successfully transition back to school after being in the hospital. Referrals to this program must be made through the school.
     
  • Be Safe App: Be Safe is meant to help you make decisions in a crisis. It will: allow you to make a safety plan, inform you about resources in London, Ontario and surrounding area, give you options for getting help and to empower you to reach out safely.
     
  • Hope More: Hope More is for youth in Haldimand, Norfolk, and Brant who want to access assistance or information about mental health, coping strategies, and well being. 
     
  • Bereaved Families of Ontario South Central Region: At Bereaved Families of Ontario – South Central Region our program objective is to support grieving children, teens and parents to help them learn new ideas and information about grief and coping.Our team helps lead the path to healing by example and experience.