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Finding Help

If you are feeling desperate and hopeless...
If you are having thoughts of suicide...
If you have no one to talk to...
If you are worried you might hurt yourself or someone else...
 
Call 911,
Go to your local emergency department, or,
Call the crisis line (Here 24/7)
at 1-844-437-3247
 
Mental Health Supports in Guelph-Wellington:
 
1. You can talk to your school:

If your concerns are about your child or adolescent, talk to someone at your school.
 
  • In elementary schools your child’s teacher or principal, or the school’s youth worker or other support staff can help you determine what kind of help or consultation is needed.
  • At the high school level you can speak with the principal or vice principal, with a guidance teacher, the school social worker, chaplain, or any staff member with whom you feel comfortable, to share your concerns and explore next steps.
 
Talk to us. We can help.
2. You can talk to your family physican:  

Your family doctor or mental health provider can help you deicde if the concerns require medical investigation.

3.  You can make a call:

1-(800)668-6868
 
 
1-(888) 821-3760

 
1-(844) 437-3247
This is the intake line for mental health, addictions, and developmental services for Guelph-Wellington.
 
4. You can go to a walk-in clinic:

​Family Counseling and Support Services
109 Surrey St., Guelph
Walk-in Clinic Tuesdays 1:00 – 7:00 pm
CMHAWW

485 Silvercreek Pkwy, Guelph
Walk-in clinic
Tuesdays, 1:00–7:00 pm
5.  You can check out other services: 

There are other sources in the Guelph-Wellingon of assessment and treatment of social, emotional, behavioural, or mental health problems, and support for parents and families. Some provide services for free and some charge based upon a sliding scale. You can find these in the Wellington Dufferin Resource Guide
There are also many private services available in the Guelph community. You can find them by searching "therapists" "counsellors" and "regulated mental health professionals". Make sure you inquire about the training, specialization, and regulation of the service providers you consider. While there are many outstanding therapists available, not everyone will have graduate training to work with children and youth, or to work with individuals with mental health challenges.  It's okay to ask.
 

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