Grieving, stressed, or just needing someone to talk to? The Canadian Mental Health Association Oxford County, in partnership with Woodstock Hospital, Oxford Elgin Child and Youth Centre and the United Way, offers free walk-in counselling services in communities across Oxford County. No referral or appointment is needed, and people are seen on a first come, first served basis.
Services are available for people of all ages in Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Tavistock, Norwich, and at Woodstock Hospital.
Youth under 18 years of age and their parents can be seen at the Oxford Elgin Child and Youth Centre. When people arrive, they can speak to a trained mental health professional. Together, they will discuss the issues and create a plan to improve wellness.
The service is preventing unnecessary visits to hospital emergency departments, improving access to mental health services, and providing care closer to home for those who struggle with finding transportation.