Mental Health - Niagara North Family Health Team
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Mental Health

Individual and Supportive Counselling

Our team of mental health counsellors are trained to counsel people who are experiencing challenges in daily living.

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226

Virgil – call 905.468.2177 x130

✓ This service is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our mental health counselors will be available by telephone or by video visits (doxy.me) . Our team will let you know what to expect before your appointment.

Living Life to the Fullest

A group based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a relatively new form of therapy which helps you relate differently to your feelings and thoughts. The aim of ACT is to maximize human potential for a rich and meaningful life.

ACT does this by:

  • Teaching you skills to deal with the thoughts and feelings effectively in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you
  • Helping you clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you (i.e. your values), then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you

How to get involved:

Please click the WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO REGISTER FOR LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST button below.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO REGISTER FOR
LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST

GROUP MATERIALS FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

When it’s offered:

**Please note that group classes scheduled on Tuesday February 16th, 2021 have been cancelled.**

Tuesday January 19, 2021 – March 9, 2021  from 10:00am-11:30am
(VIRTUAL GROUP – Zoom – FULL )

Monday January 25, 2021 to March 22, 2021 from 6:00pm-7:30pm
(VIRTUAL GROUP – Zoom – FULL)

Tuesday March 23, 2021 to May 11, 2021 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm
(VIRTUAL GROUP – Zoom)

Monday May 10, 2021 to July 5, 2021 from 6:30pm – 8pm
(VIRTUAL GROUP – Zoom)

Monday Sept 13, 2021 – November 8, 2021 from 6:30pm – 8pm
(VIRTUAL GROUP – Zoom)

We are always be accepting new referrals for future groups or to keep your name on a cancellation list. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our Living Life to the Fullest group will be offered virtually using the Zoom platform. For participation in this group a device (computer, phone, tablet) with audio and video capability are required.

Mental Health Assessments

Our psychiatrists work at two of our main sites to assess patients with complex mental or emotional problems.

Location

145 Carlton Street, St. Catharines
and
1882 Niagara Stone Road, Virgil

How to get involved:

St. Catharines – call 905.988.9617 x226
Virgil – 
call 905.468.2177 x 130

✓ This service is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our psychiatric assessments will be offered over video visit (OTN) or telephone. Our team will let you know what to expect before your appointment.

Single Session

ABOUT THIS SERVICE:

The focus of a single session is determined by each client’s unique needs.

Whether coping with a challenging situation, inquiring about services, or looking for an understanding or non-judgmental ear, our mental health counsellors are trained to help clients find their personal path forward in a direction that aligns with what is important to them.

When it’s offered:

St. Catharines (for patients of the St. Catharines Sites):

Wednesdays from 9:00am – 12:00pm
Must call to register starting at 8:45am. 905.988.9617 x 226

Virgil /NOTL (for patients of the Virgil/NOTL Sites):

Friday mornings from 9:00am – 2:00pm (closed for lunch from 12-1pm). Last appointment at 1:00pm.
Must call to register starting at 8:45am. 905.468.2177 x130

How to get involved:

✓ This service is only open to patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic Single Session PHONE APPOINTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE! Please phone the morning-of to schedule your appointment time with one of our mental health counselors.

3…2…1…ACTION!

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

This group is based on a treatment approach called Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). At its most basic, this approach is about developing new skills to deal with painful thoughts and feelings in a way that allows you to live a rich, full and meaningful life.  You can do this by changing your relationship with your thoughts and feelings, rather than trying to change your thoughts and feelings.  

Specifically, in this group we will help you to explore various ways to be more present, open up to painful thoughts & feelings and do what matters to you in your life.

When it’s offered:

2021 classes TBA

GROUP MATERIALS FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS

How to get involved:

✓ This service is open to patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team who have been referred by the NNFHT Mental Health Nurse

COVID-19 UPDATE:

The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.

During the COVID-19 pandemic our 3…2…1…ACTION group will be offered virtually using the Zoom platform. For participation in this group a device (computer, phone, tablet) with audio and video capability are required.