Youth Mental Health Programs

St. Leonard’s Community Services provides children’s mental health crisis services on the telephone and in person at the Integrated Crisis Walk in Clinic. Appointments also can be made for youth up-to 18 years of age, to see a Child and Youth Worker who can help individuals and families navigate the community service system for children. Groups are available to provide skill-building workshops for both parents and children and emotional controls for children and youth.

Services provided include:

  • Immediate Telephone Crisis Counselling (24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year)
  • Mental Health Walk-in Clinic: No Appointment Necessary (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday to Friday)
  • Crisis intervention and stabilization utilizing a Brief Solution Focused Model
  • Safety and Service Planning
  • Internal and Community Linkages

To access services call the Crisis Line or attend the Walk-in Clinic.

The goals of the Children’s Mental Health Services are to:

  1. To improve the quality of life for children, youth and families by decreasing the incidents of crisis.
  2. To provide parents and caregivers with skills to better handle family situations and increase their confidence in responding to children’s behaviour in a positive way.
  3. To provide referrals to internal and external resources that will build family resilience and decrease children’s vulnerability.

Eligibility Criteria

Age: 18 and under
Other: Voluntary


Katie Curtis

Manager of Crisis Services
Phone: (519) 754-0253 x 2133
Fax: (519) 754-0264