Programs
& GROUPS

For youth.
By youth.

Programs and services offered are evidence-based and approved by youth in our community.

 

The Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex offers free services to youth ages 12 to 25 without a wait list or referral.

 

When a youth or family member enters the building, they will be greeted by a friendly face. The Intake Clerk will help guide the way to the proper services and people to ensure a smooth and low stress experience.

Programs and services offered are evidence-based and approved by youth in our community.

 

The Youth Wellness Hub Windsor-Essex offers services to youth ages 12 to 25 without a wait list or referral.

 

When a youth or family member enters the building, they will be greeted by a friendly face. The Intake Clerk will help guide the way to the proper services and people to ensure a smooth and low stress experience.

Windsor Programs

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING

Mental Health Counselling involves one-on-one talk therapy using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Therapy. Youth are able to discuss their thoughts and emotions in a confidential setting with a Masters Level Social Worker. A single session model is used to allow for youth to drop-in as needed without the pressure of scheduled appointments. No topic is off limits.

 

Clinical groups include evidence-based treatments to address anxiety, depression and other emotions that may cause distress. In a group setting, youth will engage in activities and discussions in order to learn new skills and tools to cope with difficulties.

ADDICTION COUNSELLING

Addiction Counselling involves one-on-one evidence-based psychotherapy, tailored to the needs of each client. Youth are able to receive support managing substance use behaviours, the challenges of change and recovery. Along with substance use, counselling can also focus on gaming and gambling. A single session model is used to allow for youth to drop-in as needed without the wait.

 

Groups are offered specifically for those experiencing addiction. They will teach new skills, create an environment of support and provide education along the way.

ADDICTION SUPPORT

Addiction Support is available for individuals who are looking to make any changes to their substance use. Abstinence and harm-reduction treatment methods are accepted and explored utilizing a client-centered lens. Treatment goals may include coping strategy building, relapse prevention/safety plans, exploring personal cravings and urges, and psychoeducation on the basics of addiction, peer pressure and healthy relationships.

PEER SUPPORT

Peer Support offers a strength based, non-clinical, recovery approach to help youth with their recovery journey. Each Peer Support Worker bring with them their own lived experience with mental health, addiction, and adversity. They can provide a relatability to experiences that others cannot.

 

One-on-one sessions are provided on a walk-in basis in a low pressure, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.

 

Groups are offered regularly with the goal of promoting health and safety, encouraging self-care and making connections.

PRIMARY CARE

Nurses are able to assist youth with sexual health, physical health, and mental health needs. No questions are off limits.

 

All sessions are held in a one-to-one, confidential setting by trained professionals.

FAMILY NAVIGATION

Navigating the multitude of services within the community can be difficult.

 

Our Family Navigator is able to make that process a little easier. By meeting with youth and their families, the Navigator will listen to their needs and provide options that are geared to each person.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

Need help with homework? Our tutoring volunteers can help! Check out our events calendar to see when our tutors are at the Hub

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Yoga, art, board games, music, gardening, sports… the opportunities are endless!

WELLNESS 101

Explore different coping strategies for addiction and overall mental health and leave the group with new tips, resources, or strategies that promote your wellness!

 

Each week will focus on a different aspect of wellness, whether it be mental, physical, environmental, social, spiritual, or emotional. Offered biweekly on Thursdays from 5-6 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates.

Windsor Groups

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY ART

The meaning of art can change from person to person, as can the meaning of wellness. This group allows for everyone to find their own wellness through the use of art.

 

Offered on Fridays from 5-6:30 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

SELF-LOVE CLUB

Join the Self Love Club where we discuss how we can increase our level of self-worth through identifying our strengths, accomplishments, and all things we adore about ourselves through fun activities and discussion.

 

Offered on Wednesdays from 5-6 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

EDUCATIONAL GROUPS

Learning new skills can be fun. Educational groups will focus on resume building, mindfulness, tutoring, budgeting, and much more.

 

Offered on select days. Please check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

RECREATIONAL GROUPS

Ready to kick back and have fun? Join us for events such as Karaoke Night, Therapy Dogs, game nights, and more! Check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

KICK THAT HABIT

This group is a safe and supportive place for youth facing addiction. During group, youth are encouraged to share their experience in a place where they will be understood, not judged and – most importantly – can leave knowing they aren’t alone in what they’re facing.

 

Anyone aged 16-25 and struggling with substance use is welcome. Offered biweekly on Thursdays from 5-6 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates.

COOKING GROUP

Join our friends from New Beginnings to learn how to make delicious food! All ingredients are provided.

 

Offered on Mondays from 4-6 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

SAPACCY GROUPS

Join our friends from SAPACCY for café-style groups that focus on mental health and wellness for Black youth!

 

Offered monthly on Mondays from 3-6 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

FRIENDSIPS

Making friends can be hard as an adult. Why not do it over snacks and conversation starters?! Join a group of friends for a night of refreshments and chats.

 

Offered on Tuesdays from 5-6 pm. Ages 18 to 25 welcome to join. Check out our events calendar for exact dates and times.

CULTURAL APPRECIATION NIGHT

Culture is an important part of everyone and everything. Join us to learn about and appreciate cultures from around the world!

 

Offered on the last Tuesday of every month from 5-6 pm. Check out our events calendar for exact dates.

CELEBRATING PRIDE

Do you have a 2SLGBTQ+ TV show, TikTok creator, author, or another creator that you can’t stop talking about? We want to hear about them! Join our friends from QLink for “Celebrating Pride”, a 2SLGBTQ+ sharing and crafting group. We will be sharing some of our favourite 2SLBGTQ+ creators while connecting over crafts and snacks, and we hope you will join us!

 

Check out our events calendar for dates/times!

Leamington Programs

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING

Mental Health Counselling is available at the Bridge Youth Resource Centre – 310 Sherk St, Leamington. Counselling is on a one-to-one, drop-in basis and can focus on any topic.

Amherstburg Programs

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING

Mental Health Counselling is available at The House Youth Centre – 320 Richmond St., Unit #400, Amherstburg. Counselling is on a one-to-one, drop-in basis and can focus on any topic.

Virtual Programs

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING

Mental Health Counselling involves one-on-one talk therapy using evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Therapy. Youth are able to discuss their thoughts and emotions in a confidential setting with a Masters Level Social Worker. Appointments can be requested up to 7 days in advance. No topic is off limits.

 

View the YWHO Virtual Hub and book appointments.

PEER SUPPORT

Coming soon!

Following first visit, appointments with the same worker can be scheduled.

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