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Our team of professionals are here to support you and your family with evidence-based services

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We have many mental health services to help, from single sessions to intensive supports

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Supports are tailored to meet your unique needs and situation


Survey on Accessing Youth Vaccines

Hands, along with our friends at One Kids Place, is helping the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit distribute a survey about young people accessing the COVID-19 vaccine. This brief survey should take 1 to 2 minutes to complete.  It is meant to identify any supports needed to help get the COVID-19 vaccine to our clients between the age of 12-17. Thank you for your time in considering participating in this important survey. 

If possible, please submit this survey by 5 pm on Thursday, June 24, 2021. 


What does Child and Youth Mental Health do?

We help children and youth under 18 years, and their families, who are struggling with mental health concerns.

Our services are tailored to meet your needs, and we offer many different services depending on what you’re looking for. Our team is here to help you create a plan that best meets your needs and situation.

If you are in crisis, please call 1-844-287-9072 to access the Child and Youth Mental Health Crisis Line. You can also visit SomewheretoTurn.ca to learn more about the Crisis Line or explore our crisis resources.


How do I get started?

Your first step to accessing our Child and Youth Mental Health services is through Hands Counselling Clinics. Right now, Counselling Clinics are offered online. Once you have called and registered for an appointment, you will get instructions for connecting with a therapist online.

During our Counselling Clinics, you will talk with one of our registered therapists. They will listen to your concerns and help you take the next step in your journey. You may access our Counselling Clinics more than once if needed.

Book if:

  • You would like a single therapy session or mental health check-up
  • You are seeking additional mental health services while waiting for an appointment 
  • You or your family is in an urgent situation

Appointments are available:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • From 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (last booked appointment at 5:30 PM)

Contact us to book an appointment or get more information.

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What if I need ongoing support?

Counselling Services are longer-term supports than what is offered by our Counselling Clinics. Counselling Services can be individual or group-based sessions.

These services are tailored to meet the needs of each child, youth, and family. Right away, we will have a conversation with you about your needs and goals, while respecting culture, family, language, and community. This will help us decide on the setting, frequency, and goals of service.  

We can help with mental health challenges, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment
  • Attention difficulties
  • Eating disorders, in partnership with North Bay Regional Health Centre
  • Emotional dysregulation 
  • Depression
  • Divorce and separation
  • Grief
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Self-harm
  • School refusal 
  • Trauma

Hands Counselling Clinics are your first point of access to our longer-term Counselling Services. Contact us to book an appointment or get more information.


What if I need intensive support? 

We offer Live-In Treatment Services for youth ages 12 to 17 who require intensive, out-of-home mental health treatment. 

Our treatment centre is located in North Bay and supports families in Nipissing, Parry Sound, and Muskoka. The treatment centre also has an on-site classroom to ensure our clients are keeping up with their curriculum in a space with mental health support.

Our Live-In Treatment services can support with:  

  • Trauma informed crisis intervention strategies
  • Managing parent-youth relationships
  • Accompanying behaviours and emotions

Hands Counselling Clinics are your first point of access to our Live-In Treatment Services. Contact us to book an appointment or get more information.

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Workshops and Resources

We offer workshops and resources for parents and caregivers who are supporting a child or youth with mental health needs. Explore our calendar of events to view our upcoming workshops.


Our Team

Our team is dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment for children, youth, and their families. We are made up of Psychologists, Child and Family Therapists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, and Child and Youth Workers. We have all been trained to deliver mental health treatment for children, youth, and families, with expertise in treatments such as: 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapies (CBT)
  • CBT-Exposure Response Prevention
  • Trauma Focused-CBT
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Eating Disorders, in partnership with the North Bay Regional Health Centre
  • Family Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

We look forward to meeting you and supporting your family. Contact us to book an appointment or get more information.