Aboriginal Mental Health & Addiction Services

We are a Mental Health and Addictions wellness team whose mission is to provide is to provide mental wellness services that are culturally safe for all members of the urban community who self identify as having Aboriginal ancestry.

 

Child and Youth Services

We serve children from 6 years of age to 24 years of age. We work with parents, families, caregivers and the broader community in providing culturally safe mental wellness services delivered by Registered Social Work (BSW/MSW). We strive to be strength based in our practice and collaborative in our process of wholistic treatment planning. All our services are informed by a trauma and attachment perspective.

Our Services Include:

  • Counselling
  • Creative and Expressive Arts
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Skills Building for Children and Families
  • Mindfulness Informed Practice
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Parenting Support

 

Adult Services

Our adult services are available to individuals 25 years of age and older who may be experiences imbalance in their mental wellness.

Our Services Include:

  • Counselling
  • Wellness Planning
  • Addictions Counselling
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Case Management Services
  • Family Support and Education
  • Trauma Support
  • Advocacy for Community Services

Aboriginal Youth Mental Health Patient Navigator

Our Aboriginal Youth Mental Health Patient Navigator is available to provide a blanket of support approach of the best interest to families, the community, and service providers, to ensure that the individualized needs of youth are addressed with suitable supports. This role is crucial in helping all Aboriginal youth reconnect with the communities of Hamilton and Brantford; especially those who are crown wards of the Child Welfare system. The intent of this service is to develop and guide youth to engage in a support system similar to a traditional family unit.

 

Contact Information:

To request Mental Health & Addictions Services please call:

Hamilton: 905-544-4320 ext. 215

Brantford: 519-752-4340 ext. 215

A worker will return your call within 72 business hours.

 

** We are NOT a crisis service. If you need immediate help, please go to the nearest emergency room, or call 911**

 

Funding:

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

 

External Links:

Canadian Mental Health Association – Brant County Branch

Canadian Mental Health Association – Hamilton Branch

Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) – Hamilton

Hamilton Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)

Native Horizons Treatment Centre

Six Nations Mental Health Team

St. Joseph’s Hospital Hamilton, Mental Health and Addiction Services

St. Leonard’s Community Services

Youth Wellness Centre

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement