Oakville, Burlington  April 2019

Widowed Friends – A Safe Social Space For Friends


Grief Support Counselling

Acclaim Health

Bereaved Families of Ontario – Halton Peel

Wellspring Halton Peel

Carpenter Hospice

Ian Anderson House

Flavia Ceschin – counsellor specializing in complicated grief and traumatic bereavement


Grief/Loss Oriented Websites

HeartachetoHope – support for those affected by suicide loss


Mental Health Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association Halton Region Branch 
  • Providing case management and peer support by phone
  • 24/7 COAST Crisis line available at 1-877-825-9011, Information and Referral 905-315-8664
  • Providing free walk-in counselling by phone, call 289-291-5396 and you will be contacted by a counsellor within 24 business hours

Thrive Counseling

Links2Care – Phone Assurance Program
  • Adaptation of Friendly Visiting Program for anyone isolated by the pandemic restrictions
  • If you or someone you care about could benefit from friendly, reassuring, regular phone calls, please call 905-873-6502 or email

Big White Wall

  • Mental health and wellbeing chat service, safe and anonymous, includes online peer community support
  • A place for creative and artistic expression of emotions, guided support courses and tools to help with self-management

See website for full details


  • A free, evidence-based skill-building program designed to help adults and youth aged 15+ manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Helps participants learn skills to help them deal with problems such as inactivity, unhelpful thinking, worry, and avoidance
  • One-on-one telephone coaching, workbooks, and online videos that participants can do from the comfort of their home
    * see for more details
For Ontarians interested in public addictions services and mental health services for those over 18, they can contact ConnexOntario, Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line at 1-866-531-2600.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. Learn more at[RR(3] .
Acclaim Health 
Private Practices:
Burlington Psychological and Counseling Services has different psychologists:
The Therapy Centre has a number of therapists with different specializations:
Dr. Laidlaw & Associates, Dr Flavia Ceschin works with this practice and also has a number of therapists with different specializations:
Here are some other resources for handling stress: