Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington

Site: Guelph - Wyndham St N

Service: Centre for Mental Health

Contact Information
Alternate Name CMHA ; CV19 ; Self Help ; Spark of Brilliance
Former Name Wellington-Dufferin Branch (jan 2007)
Office Phone 519-763-4014
Toll Free Phone 1-844-264-2993
Fax 519-836-6237
Primary Contact Helen Fishburn, Executive Director
Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Strauss, Student and Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Description (Site) Located on east side of Wyndham St N
Site Location Guelph-Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
147 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 4E9
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Intersection Wyndham St N and Woolwich St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: CMHA Waterloo Wellington has altered service delivery to protect public health and safety. For more information about service changes, visit COVID-19: Update on Services. If in crisis, or not yet connected to a CMHA service, call 1-844-HERE247. For urgent document requests, call Reception at 1-844-CMHA-WW3 (264-2993). All groups are cancelled unless notified they are taking place online or over the phone.

Provides a full care system for those with addictions, mental health or developmental needs. Promotes the mental health of all people through research and information services, sponsored research projects, education, workshops, seminars, pamphlets, newsletters and resource services. Encourages public action and commitment to strengthening community mental health services, legislation and policies affecting services.

Information and Education: brochures and information sheets, workshops and educational events, leisure information, internet access, advocacy and skill development

Referral Services: provided by HERE 24 SEVEN 1-844-437-3247, for many services in the community from a centralized location * one-to-one meeting where staff can suggest options related to mental health support services (including those provided by the Centres for Mental Health), mental health treatment services and other services available in the community

Support Services: coordinate support services for individuals who struggle with a significant mental health issue so that they may live and fully participate in their community * address and overcome barriers in housing, employment, education, leisure, relationships, financial stability and social pursuits; intensive support to short-term crisis support, to intermittent support, provided as needed

Bridging Employment Supports: helps persons with disabilities (ages 16-65) to obtain paid, competitive employment; call 1-866-387-6660 ext 4087 to make an appointment

Entrepreneurship Project: assists individuals who have been involved with the mental health system become self-employed or start their own business; referrals made through local CMHA Centres for Mental Health, other area agencies, or by self referral

Self Help Program: supportive environment for people with lived experience in mental health and addictions; mutual support, sharing of common issues and resources; one-on-one peer support and support group meetings designed to assist individuals in their own growth and development by sharing successes and developing strategies; self help resource centre; recovery planning groups (men's and women's groups); advocacy support, services of entrepreneurship facilitator

Self Help, Spark of Brilliance: community-based mental health initiative that promotes healing, recovery and discovery through the expressive arts; workshops open to people living with mental health issues and / or addictions and their supportive allies, including family members, friends and mental health workers
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application Intake services provided through HERE 24 SEVEN 1-844-437-3247 (1-844-HERE-247)
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Donations ; United Way
Service Categories Art Therapy ~ Mental Health Issues ; Business Assistance Services ~ Mental Health Issues ; Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs ; General Mental Health Information/Education ; Mental Health Associations ; Mental Health Related Support Groups ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Mental Health Issues