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.

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.

YOUTH OUTREACH WORKER

The Youth Outreach Workers (YOW) are able to help in a variety of ways. Along with service navigation, they can teach new skills and assist with meeting basic needs.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

Meet with the education support staff to get help with homework, plan for postsecondary and much more!

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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

Windsor Groups

QUEER SELF-CARE

LGBTQIA2S+ youth can socialize, learn new self-care skills and have fun in a supportive and safe environment.

 

This group focuses on the strengths within and helps bring them out in a meaningful way.

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.

SELF-LOVE CLUB

How you see yourself effects how you see the world.

 

This clinical lead group will guide youth to build confidence in themselves and brighten the world around them.

PEER-TO-PEER

Peer-to-peer offers an opportunity to support and be supported by others who have lived experience.

 

This group focuses on relatability, communication and guidance.

EDUCATIONAL GROUPS

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

KICK THAT HABIT

Meet within a safe, supportive environment with others facing addiction. This club allows for youth to speak openly, learn new skills and support each other.
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.