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IN CRISIS?

For immediate assistance, you can contact:

Reach Child & Youth Crisis (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 or Text CONNECT to 686868

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

McMaster Children's 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)
       
    • Call-In Therapy Clinic: The Child Counselling Services Program provides counselling or "therapy" to children, youth and their families.  Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 519-410-1502
       
  • Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Community Database: The Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk Community Database of local programs and services for the public and professionals.
     
  • Canadian Mental Health Association CMHA: 905-701-9119 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: 877-909-4357 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.
     
  • School Mental Health Ontario: School Mental Health Ontario is a provincial implementation support team. We help school districts enhance student mental health through the use of evidence-based strategies and services. Since 2011, we’ve worked alongside the Ministry of Education, English and French school districts and school authorities, and a number of provincial education and health organizations to develop a systematic and comprehensive approach to school mental health.
     
  • 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.