Access Mental Health Support

Access Mental Health Support

For intake and access to child and youth mental health services in Niagara, Pathstone can support you or your child/youth.

If you/your child/youth is under 18, living in Niagara, and needs mental health
services, connect with us directly and one of our intake social workers will support
you to access the type of programming that best suits your needs and goals.

Pathstone Mental Health is the intake and access point for:
  • Pathstone Mental Health Services and Supports
  • Niagara Health Outpatient Child and Youth Mental Health Clinic
  • Centre de Santé Services and Supports.

* Please note you may also access French Language Services directly by calling 905-734-1141 or visiting www.cschn.ca

There are two ways to complete a self-referral to child and youth mental health services in Niagara.

Call Pathstone Directly

One of our intake team of social workers will immediately support you through the intake process. They will engage in a conversation with you to learn about your child/youth’s strengths, needs, challenges, and to understand your goals and objectives for treatment.

Once the intake team has the necessary information, you will be assigned to the most appropriate program/service that best meets your targeted goals and objectives.

You will receive a copy of your completed intake and information regarding the program or service that you will be participating in. Included in this information package will be the estimated wait time for service, and the name and contact information of the most appropriate person to contact should you need to connect prior to starting your program.

OR

Complete the online self-referral form

This intake form is intended for counselling and therapy services. For Supervised Parenting Time Niagara intake, please click here

Please provide as detailed information as possible for each of the categories, this will assist us in understanding you/your child/youth’s strengths, needs, and which programming would be a best fit.

Please note, that once submitted one of our intake team members will call you to review the information submitted to ensure its accuracy and also ensure our understanding of your goals and objectives.

You will receive a copy of your completed intake and information regarding the program or service that you will be participating in. Included in this information package will be the estimated wait time for service, and the name and contact information of the most appropriate person to contact should you need to connect prior to starting your program.

Access to Psychiatric Consultation

Psychiatric consultations are provided through Niagara Health. This is a one-time consultation for children and youth from age 3 up to their 18th birthday, specializing in diagnostic clarification and pharmacological treatment with the understanding that the referring primary care provider is responsible for the implementation of recommendations.

The psychiatric consultation requires a primary care referral and is NOT an ongoing counseling/therapy program. On-site services are available at the St. Catharines Site and via video-conference at the Niagara Falls and Welland sites.

If you believe you/your child/youth requires a psychiatric consultation, please consult with your primary care provider who can facilitate the referral.

Primary Care can refer to psychiatric through our online portal

Please note, that any forms submitted not completed by a primary care provider will NOT be processed.

Completion of the Primary Care Referral Form.