Mental Health and Substance Use Services

At Village Family Health Team, we have staff social workers, who work in consultation with your family physician and our team psychiatrists to provide a range of mental health services. In addition to time-limited individual psychotherapy, our social workers offer group programming designed to help you develop skills to manage a mental health concern, as well as brief supportive services and access to community resources.

For information on how to find an individual therapist, low-cost and/or free therapy, and self-help resources see below:

Choosing a Therapist Guide + Private Therapist List
CBT Self-Help Handout

For online self-help options you can also visit:
Mood Gym: https://moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome
ECouch: https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome
Big White Wall: https://bigwhitewall.ca

For a list of free and low cost meditation groups please visit:
https://yogameditation.ca/

For free, confidential help navigating mental health and addiction resources and support in Ontario: https://www.connexontario.ca/

Some of the specific programs currently being offered at Village Family Health Team are listed below:

Addiction Support Program

A social worker is available to provide support if you are struggling with substance use. The social worker will work with you to identify your goals, help you to take next steps, and refer you to needed resources and supports. The program is designed to be a supportive, non-judgmental, and harm-reduction approach that helps you to achieve your personal goals regarding your substance use. If you are interested, you can speak to your physician or another team member who can connect you to the social worker/addiction counselor.

Psycho-educational webinars for mental well-being

The Village Family Health Team will be offering one-hour lunch time webinars throughout the fall and winter on various mental-health related topics. Check the website regularly for new webinars, dates, and changes. To receive a link to the virtual webinar registration is required. To register please email Leticia at Leticia.oba@villagefht.ca

All webinars are on Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dates                                  Topic

September 23rd                A life worth living: connecting to your values

September 30th                Mindfulness 101

October 14th                      Self-Compassion

October 21st                      Distress Tolerance

October 28th                      The Importance of Emotions

November 11th                 Mind over mood

November 18th                 Boundaries

November 25th                 Interpersonal Communication Skills

December 9th                    Sleep Better: treating your Insomnia part 1

December 16th                  Sleep Better: treating your Insomnia part 2*

*must attend part 1 to attend part 2

Due to policies in place to limit the spread of covid19 in person groups have been put on hold until further notice.

COVID-19

 Updated
October 5, 2020  2.15pm

Village Family Health Team is open and seeing patients. As per By-Law, a face covering is required for everyone except children under 2. For the safety of you and our team, you will be asked screening questions before your appointment. If you require someone to attend your appointment with you, please limit to one additional person.

Toronto Public Health Flu Clinics

The flu vaccine is free for people six months of age and older who live, work or attend school in Ontario. A health card is not required at a TPH clinic. Flu clinic appointments can be booked online here  . Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, walk-in appointments will not be available this year.