Are you on a waiting list for counselling?
It can be frustrating when you call for counselling and find out it will be a few weeks–or more–before your sessions will begin. The resources on this page can help you while you wait! You may be able to gain some understanding of the issues you are facing as well as develop some coping strategies while you are waiting. You can even discuss these strategies with your therapist when your counselling begins.
While waiting for counselling, you can also attend any of our Walk-in Clinics!
Has your counselling finished but you would like to continue your learning?
Just as it can be difficult to start counselling, it can also be difficult to end. You are not alone! These are great “post counselling” resources to help you further your insights and skills.
If you are in crisis, please contact 1-844-HERE247 (1-844-437-3247) anytime, day or night.
The Government of Canada has created a website for mental health and addictions support. It includes a wide range of online resources. Options to connect with a peer support person or a licensed counsellor are also available. You can even track your mental health progress through their self-assessment tool. Go to https://www.wellnesstogether.ca to learn more.
Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington website has a wide range of resources to support your ongoing mental health. Go to https://cmhaww.ca to have a look.
Check out their schedule of online webinars at https://cmhaww.ca/events/
Woebot is an artificial intelligence app that uses cognitive behavioural therapy to help you think and feel better. It is free to download and use.
Watch this YouTube video to learn about Woebot. Go to https://woebothealth.com/try-woebot/ to find out more information or to download the app.
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. You will connect with a BounceBack Coach on the phone and get access to online tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness. To sign up, go to: https://bouncebackontario.ca/