(Serving ages 0-18, including their families, in Windsor-Essex County)
The Indigenous Child & Youth Mental Health and Addictions program (AYCMHA) provides friendly and confidential support to children and youth up to the age of 18 who (i)are struggling with mental health and/or addictions issues, (ii) may be experiencing difficulty navigating services in the community, or (iii) may simply have questions or concerns. This program is accessible regardless of a formal diagnosis, and welcomes family involvement.
The AYCMHA program is based within an Indigenous wholistic world view which understands mental health and wellness as balance between one’s spiritual, mental, emotional and physical self. Principles of this program include: person centered planning based on individual needs, self-determination and choice. Further, the AYMHA program will include cultural traditions and teachings, as well as access to ceremonies.