Child & Youth Mental Health Services

We offer a number of services to meet a broad range of mental health concerns. These services, funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth are consistent with the Core Services that should be available in every community across Ontario. Click to read more about each service available in our area:


“Timely Access Team"

Our Timely Access Team offers:

  • Access Intake/Service Planning – immediate access to a staff member who will complete an assessment and start the service planning process

  • Referral/linkage to other services offered by the Centre

  • Brief Services 

    • Weekly Drop in Clinic

    • Solution –focused sessions

    • Referral to Tele-Mental Health (access to child psychiatric consultations by video conference)

    • Referrals to other services in the community

    • Consultation with other professionals who are also involved with your child and family

    • Linkage to the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team for situations for which crisis intervention may be needed



Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is in serious mental health crisis contact:

Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at: 1-888-829-7484

Concerns related to imminent risk of self harm or harm to others receive an urgent response on a 24/7 basis. Crisis staff work with others, including hospital emergency staff to help stabilize the situation.

As part of our “Timely Access” Team we work with the staff of the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team to provide follow-up contact with any client referred by the crisis team staff. With client consent this service provides post-hospitalization care to stabilize and determine need for ongoing service from the Huron-Perth Centre or other community options.


Counselling & Therapy Services

Our team of skilled therapists provide a range of individual, family and group counselling and therapy approaches to address a broad range of child and youth mental health concerns. We provide a range of psychotherapeutic interventions such as brief therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness to name a few. We have skilled clinicians in attachment, trauma and loss. Whenever possible we seek out current evidence-informed approaches to help with healing and to restore functioning.

Group therapy is provided to clients in service when a number of people would benefit from the provision of group service and when group therapy is a preferred method of treatment.

  • “Therapeutic Parenting”, a parent counselling group, combines a number of techniques within the philosophic frame of attachment and emotional regulation.

  • “Trauma Group”, a parent treatment group, provides trauma intervention for parents whose own past trauma/abuse is impacting their capacity to respond to their children’s needs, within the philosophic frame of attachment and emotional regulation.

  • Other topic -specific groups when there is a treatment issue identified by clinicians impacting clients in service


Intensive Services

  • Support - 1-1 support from Child & Youth Workers in conjunction with clinicians; the service is provided in- office with some in -home/in- school service provided on a case by case basis. CONTACT US

  • Referral to Residential Care - access to residential care outside of our service area is by referral to London Middlesex and other regional resources via our coordinated access mechanism “Community Services Coordination Network”. CONTACT US

  • Referral for Service Resolution Process – with client consent, this process provides a forum through which individuals, families and service providers can explore a wide range of service options that contribute to an individualized plan to address more complex, child and youth needs. Clients whose needs may be challenging and require higher levels of inter-agency service coordination are discussed in an effort to confirm creative local solutions and/or to access specialized regional resources. 




Specialized Consultations and Assessments

  • Psychological Assessments and Consultations – through internal referral and as part of other child and youth mental health services.

  • Referral to Tele-Mental Health – through referral, this service offers psychiatric consultations via video conference to a range of child and youth psychiatrists.

  • Support referrals and consultations with area pediatricians, child psychiatrists.




Family/Caregiver Capacity Building and Support 

  • Respite – a range of respite options are available by contacting the following community partners:

    • For Respite in Perth – Family Services Perth-Huron – 519-273-1020

    • For Respite in Huron  - Huron Respite Network – 519-482-3115

  • Referrals to other community agencies that provide a range of services and supports to strengthen skills of parents/caregivers