Welcome to the current web location of the Mental Health and Addictions Health Hub for Children and Youth in North Grenville, now known as WAY – Wellness Access for Youth


The Mental Health and Addictions Health Hub for Children and Youth in North Grenville, now known as WAY, is a collaborative made up of service providers who provide, refer, and support mental health and addictions services for children and youth aged 12 to 25 years of age in North Grenville. The overall goal of WAY is to increase access to safe, efficient, effective, timely and equitable integrated mental health and addictions services for children, youth and families living in North Grenville.

One number to call to get the help you need

On April 6, 2020, WAY launched its new 800-number: 1-866-741-1WAY (1929).

The number provides access to the wide range of services provided by the WAY partners. Children and youth and/or their families and caregivers just need to make one call, and WAY will connect them to the help they need.

A first step might be an appointment with a Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville counsellor. For youth who need help with housing, employment or support while waiting for a referral, WAY will put them in touch with Connect Youth. WAY can also connect parents and caregivers to help through PLEO – Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario.

Walk-In Clinic in Kemptville

There is a walk-in clinic in Kemptville for children and youth and their families looking to work toward a solution to a problem or concern. The clinic is held every Wednesday between 11 am and 7 pm at the Kemptville office of Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville (CMHLG), located at 79 Shearer Street (lower level) on the Kemptville Campus.

The clinic offers each child and youth an appointment with a counselor to focus on behavioral, emotional and/or mental health concerns. If additional services, such as intensive service, group services or psychiatry consultations are required, CMHLG will facilitate that.

Pandemic Update: Walk-Ins changed to Book-Ins

  • In-person sessions by appointment will be scheduled from 11 am to 7 pm on Wednesdays in the Kemptville office (note: this service is also available at CMHLG’s Brockville office).
  • Families or youth can call in advance or same day to schedule an appointment.
  • As part of our support to the community response to COVID-19, everyone will be required to complete a screening protocol prior to their in-person session.

Please note that CMHLG’s regular services will continue to be provided from Monday to Friday by telephone, video conference and, when appropriate, in person. Flexible appointments are available throughout the week. For more information please call CMHLG at 613.498.4844 or 1.800.809.2494.

Not Sure Where To Go? Connect Youth – A Safe Place for Youth In Need

Connect Youth provides service to all young people who seek our help and seeks to create awareness within the community, so that both the youth and those that care about them know that there is a place they can go, and people who can help them cope with their problem.

Connect Youth fills in a gap in community services by helping and supporting youth with employment, outreach, life skills and many other services.

In between counselling sessions at the walk-in clinic, while waiting for a referral, or any time they need to discuss a problem, youth can call or text 613.246.1548.

Physicians, teachers and others with concerns for a youth can contact Connect Youth at  613.918.0173 or info@connectyouth.ca.