Counselling & Related Resources
CONTACT Hamilton – 905-570-8888/www.contacthamilton.ca
This is a central referral agency for all youth (up to age 18) requiring counselling services. Students must self-refer.
Catholic Family Services – 905-527-3823, ext. 279/http://www.cfshw.com(all ages)
This agency operates a Walk-in Counselling Clinic for individuals, couples and families. The clinic is held every Tuesday from noon until 6:30 p.m. at 447 Main Street East, Unit 201. No appointment required. Fee is geared to income (so students need not be concerned). Note: this agency serves the general public; counselling is not Catholic faith-based.
COAST – 905-972-8338/www.coasthamilton.ca
This is a 24 hour crisis line. If you require immediate assistance due to emotional distress, you may phone COAST. Note: if you are experiencing a medical emergency, phone 911!
Youth Wellness Centre – http://www.stjoes.ca/hospital-services/mental-health-addiction-services/mental-health-services/youth-wellness-centre Provides a safe environment for young people age 17 to 25 to receive expert care for mental health and addiction issues.
Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868/www.kidshelpphone.ca
Professionally-trained counsellors are available by phone 24 hours/day. If your issue is less urgent, you may post questions and read responses on their web site.
Bereaved Families of Ontario (Hamilton/Burlington) – 905-318-0070
Offers support for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.
Family Physician/Walk-In Clinic
Remember that your family doctor is your primary healthcare provider. S/he may have a counsellor attached to the medical practice whom you may be able to access; also, your doctor needs to know what’s going on with you to assess you for serious medical conditions (such as depression or anxiety).
To Find a Family Doctor – www.hamiltondoctors.ca
Sexual Health Information Line – 905-528-5894
Offers confidential phone counselling and clinic information. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sexual Assault Centre Crisis Line – 905-525-4162/www.sacha.ca
Suicide Prevention Hotline & Supportive Counselling – 905-522-1477/www.hopesalive.ca
Alternatives for Youth – 905-527-4469/www.ay.on.ca
Al-Anon/Alateen – 905-522-1733/http://www.alanonhamiltonburlington.ca/alateen.html
This agency offers confidential counselling for young al-anon members, usually 10 – 19 years of age, who are experiencing difficulties related to someone else’s alcohol use. Service is free of charge. Visit the web site for meeting times and locations.
The Well – 905-525-0300/www.thewellhamilton.ca
The Well facilitates various peer support groups and social groups for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community. Visit the web site for further information.
Ontario Works – 905-546-4800