Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health refers to a level of emotional or cognitive well being. Achieving and maintaining a healthy mental state requires ongoing care of our physical, psychological, social and spiritual self. Establishing and maintaining a healthy balance is a life-long learning process. When we lose our personal balance, we place ourselves at risk for mental illness. Each person’s self care is unique. Self-awareness is imperative.


Mental Illness

Mental illness impacts one in every five Canadians at any time. By the time Canadians reach the age of 40, 1 in 2 are living with, or have experienced mental health concerns. Mental illness refers to a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia. Support and hope is available. With appropriate help and treatment, most people can recover.


Getting Support

If you or someone you know would benefit from support, speak with your Physician or Nurse Practitioner. The Windsor Family Health Team is here to support you and meet your needs. There is a Registered Social Worker available at no cost to you. The Social Worker can provide you with counselling and therapy, referrals, information and answer any questions you may have. Mental Illness is treatable.

When we practice good mental health and wellness, we feel more confident in our ability to cope with stress and other life challenges. In the link below, you can read about practical ideas to build positive mental health and balance.

  1. Take care of and fuel your body
  2. Practice healthy and balanced thinking
  3. Slow down
  4. Have fun and find enjoyment
  5. Reach out and connect


Crisis Management:

Community Crisis Centre

24 hour Crisis Telephone Line at (519) 973-4435

  • Walk-in Service at Community Crisis Centre
    1st Floor Jeanne Mance Building
    1030 Ouellette Ave.
    available 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Crisis Walk-in Service is available at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus (1030 Ouellette Ave) Emergency Department from 7 – 11 p.m. 7 days a week


Community Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

  • In partnership with Windsor Police Services and the Community Crisis Centre of Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital. Provices on site crisis and mental health assessments for Windsor residents age 16+ whom are experiences complex mental health and life challenges.


Self Help Links and Tools:

Anxiety BC: Self Help Education and Tools for Anxiety


Here to Help: Mental Health and Addictions Self Help Education and Resources


Mood Disorders of Canada: Education, Advocacy and Resources


BounceBack: Reclaim your health

A free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based, skill-building program effective for individuals 15 years or older with mild to moderate symptoms of depression and anxiety. It is a guided self-help program offered in two formats in multiple languages:

  • Telephone coaching with skill building workbooks
  • BounceBack Today online videos that help offer practical tips and education on managing sleep, problem solving, healthy living and coping skills.


Big White Wall: You’re note alone

A free online mental health and well being community. It offers safe and anonymous peer support, 24/7 moderation by a clinically trained “Wall Guide”, self help programs, and creative tools for self expression.