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.
Same Day Single Session
On Wednesdays, Children’s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville offers a same day single session for children and youth and their families looking to work toward a solution to a problem or concern. The single session provides each child and youth an appointment with a counsellor to focus on behavioural, emotional and/or mental health concerns. Appointments are required. Virtual appointments are available every Wednesday between 11 am and 7 pm. In person appointments are available at the Brockville office located at 779 Chelsea St Suite BU Brockville, Ontario.
For more information please call Children’s Mental Health of Leeds & Grenville 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.