As experienced mental health care professionals, we work with youth and their families to determine what services are needed and then provide ongoing review and follow-up.
At Oolagen we regularly encounter physical and sexual abuse, school issues (behaviour, attendance, performance) violence, grief and death aftermath, family conflict, separation and divorce, substance misuse and abuse, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, gender and sexuality issues, self-harm and suicidal behaviour. This list is by no means exhaustive—if you are concerned about a young person’s safety or mental health, we are here for you.
You may choose to attend our Walk-in Clinic (parents, family members and caregivers often find it helpful to attend on their own without the youth), or call for more information. After listening to your concern, we may determine it’s appropriate to direct you to another resource. A visit to our Walk-in Clinic is the gateway to most of our programs and services.
We offer a number of programs to meet specific needs which include:
- Counselling for youth and families
- Walk-in Clinic
- Residential program
- School based mental health programs
- Intensive Services
- Wraparound programs for young and/or homeless parents (age 25 and under)
- Wraparound program to prevent child welfare clients from being admitted into care
All Oolagen programs and services are provided at no cost to youth or their families.
Wait times across Ontario at all youth mental health agencies can be a long as one year. That’s why our Walk-in Clinic may be your best option. While waiting for the service that is most appropriate for your child, you will have regular access to trained therapists during Walk-In Clinic hours.