De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre

Site: Brantford - Brant Ave

Service: Mental Health & Addictions Services

Record #: SIM0158
Last Full Update: 30 Aug 2023

Service Details


Mon-Thu 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm * Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-3 pm

  • later appointments may be accommodated pending counsellors availability
Areas Served Brant County ; Brantford ; Six Nations of the Grand River
  • Counselling is available for children and youth ages 6-24 years and Adults
  • Outreach Case Management and Navigation Services are available to anyone age 10 years and older to provide a holistic range of support to individuals, families, and community to ensure that the needs of the community are met
  • Peer Support is available to ages 16 years and older to provide support and hope for recovery from the perspective of someone with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions

Self-referral is highly encouraged/preferred and can be done by contacting any of the Aboriginal Health Centre numbers and ext 555

  • referral will be accepted from other sources/agencies/service providers
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Brantford
Address & Map
72 Brant Ave
Brantford, ON N3T 5Z8
Intersection Brant Ave and Church St
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service)

Mental health and addictions team provides mental health wellness services that are culturally safe and trauma-informed for members of the urban community who self-identify as having Indigenous ancestry

Child and Youth Services - working with children and youth ages 6 years to 24 years. Also work with parents, families, caregivers and child protection professionals in providing culturally safe mental health services

Adult Services - available to individuals age 25 years and older experiencing mental health issues / psychosocial stressors that are interfering with mental wellness

Services Include:

  • trauma-informed care
  • intake and assessment
  • counselling
  • wellness planning and ongoing maintenance support
  • service coordination and referrals
  • advocacy for appropriate services when needed
  • play therapy
  • sand therapy
  • skills training for children and families
  • ASIST suicide intervention
  • cognitive behavioural therapy
  • solution-focused brief therapy
  • mindfulness practices

Mental Health Youth Patient Navigator - available to provide support to youth ages 15-24 who need support in navigating and accessing service and who are transitional-aged

Services Include (but not limited to):

  • advocacy
  • provide pathways to promote healing through a holistic approach ( physical, mental, emotional, spiritual)
  • assisting with Navigating the Health Care System
  • navigation/accessing services and programs
  • linkage to specialized services for mental health and addictions
  • accompany youth to their medical appointments (upon request)
  • assist with social determinants of health that impact an individual's mental health (i.e. identification, housing, food security, life skills)

Presentations available upon request on relevant mental health topics

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-752-4340 ext 555
Toll Free Phone 1-877-402-4121
Fax 519-752-6096
Social Media Facebook
Primary Executive Jo-Ann Mattina, Acting Chief Executive Officer

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