St. Catharines, ON (January, 5th, 2022) – Deemed an essential service, Pathstone Mental Health remains open for in-person mental health support.
With nearly two years of pandemic restrictions and measures, mental health support is not only an essential service, it’s become a life-line for so many children and youth in Niagara. Preventing access to care would be more harmful than beneficial for the thousands of young people we see each year. January and February as well as September and October tend to be two of the busiest mental health seasons at Pathstone. Shaun Baylis, CEO Pathstone Mental Health
We also know that the preference of many is to speak to someone in person, privately, versus over the phone or over video. Clients come first. Being able to offer mental health support and access in many forms ensures we are best supporting our youngest clients the way they are most comfortable and in a way that will be most beneficial to them. Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy & PR
Our Pathstone team is reaching out to their clients and families to make arrangements for their sessions in the format best for them. Those options include, in-person, video, or over the phone.
With any in-person appointment, clients will be screened in advance, asked to sanitize their hands, and masks will be mandatory. A physical distance of 6ft (2 meters) will also be respected.
Speaking specifically to our off-site walk-in clinics located across Niagara. In-person support will also be available, by appointment only, beginning the week of January 10th. That appointment can be made by calling 1-800-263-4944.
Keeping in mind, Pathstone staff are not immune to COVID-19 and may need to make other arrangements with clients should they become sick themselves.
Appointments for all in-person or video counselling sessions are to be made in advance by calling the Pathstone Mental Health’s Crisis & Support line at 1-800-263-4944
About Pathstone Mental Health
Pathstone Mental Health is a community-based organization whose mission it is to provide innovative and effective treatment for all children in Niagara struggling with mental health issues. Thanks to support from our donors and volunteers, we are able to address and meet the needs of more children and their families. We are the primary provider of mental health services for children in Niagara and have been helping kids for over 50 years. Note, Crisis Services are offered 24/7 by calling 1-800-263-4944.
Media Contact / Interviews: Kim Rossi p. 905.688.6850 x 167 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
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