Note: For those not living in the Halton area, check your local community for similar free or sliding scale opportunities. 🙂
DBT PROGRAM STARTING
For anyone living in the Halton area, Halton Family Services is offering a 15 week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Group September 2016 to December 2016 in Oakville, Ontario. The course has a fee and it is on a sliding scale basis. Limited space to apply soon.
Phone number: (905) 845-3811 Extension 106
Also, If you are in distress and need someone to talk to, there is a free hotline called COAST Crisis Outreach and Support Team. I called them once when I needed a distraction while I was taking the bus home. It helped relieve my anxiety as I was able to take my mind off of my usual paranoia and anxious thoughts about riding the bus and focus on the phone call.
Phone number: 1 (877) 825-9011
FREE WALK-IN COUNSELLING
Oakville now offers free-walk in counselling sessions every Wednesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. There is no appointment necessary, but be mindful that it is on a first come, first serve basis go early 🙂
Address: 1540 Cornwall Road, Oakville
Phone number: 1-877-693-4270.
OAKVILLE OUTPATIENT DAY PROGRAMS
If you suffer from a severe mental illness and you need to learn some coping skills, the Oakville hospital has day programs for inpatients who are slowly being released back into society, as well as for outpatients who are currently living in the community but are not coping well. Your doctor can refer you to one of these programs and they are OHIP covered. The programs usually run from Monday to Friday 9:00am-2:00pm, but may vary depending on the program. For more information, please see the links below.
ELDERLY WITH DEMENTIA