Mental Health

We all have mental health just like we all have physical health. Mental health is the ability we have to feel, think and act in ways that help us to enjoy life and deal with any challenges we face.

Life is a constant up and down, and we can never completely rid ourselves of problems or avoid crises all together. However, by learning how to cope with everyday, life events and by making positive health choices, you can reduce your chances of emotional and physical illness.

These web pages provide information about programs and resources that support positive mental health. There are also related links to other websites that provide information about mental and physical well being as well as mental illness.

Services Provided:

The Health Department works in the community to provide information, programs and resources on a wide variety of mental health topics to teens, parents, adults, seniors, caregivers and professionals.

Topics include:

What we do:

Mental Health Assessment – we use a holistic approach to find out the needs of children and their caregivers.

Counselling – we provide supportive counselling including skills development to teens and their caregivers as needed.

Referral – we help link children and their caregivers to community resources.

Consultation – we provide information and support to teachers, parents, community partners and other healthcare professionals about mental health issues in children.

Mental Health Support in Elementary Schools

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Services in Halton Schools

  • The Health Department has a team of Mental Health Liaison Nurses (MHLN) who work in Halton secondary schools.
  • The MHLN provide mental health assessment, short-term counselling and referral to children identified as "at risk" of mental health issues.
  • Mental Health Support in Elementary Schools

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Halton Resources

  • Mental Health Services Directory for Children in Halton
  • Mental Health Liaison Team

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