Those under the age of 17 can now take advantage of the new One Stop Talk Program through Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness.
OXFORD COUNTY - One Stop Talk/Parlons Maintenant (OST/PM) is a new program coming to Oxford County.
Wellkin Child and Youth Mental Wellness in Woodstock will be adding this service to the list they provide. Executive Director Kelly Baker gives us the rundown and explains who it is geared toward.
"It is a service available to anyone up to the age of 17. It is to provide clinical therapy for kids and youth where they need it, and when they need it."
You can access the service online here or by calling 1-855-416-8255. There is no limit to the number of times this service can be accessed.
The focus of the session will usually be on a single issue and the clinician will support the individual through the development of an action plan. If additional or ongoing services are needed, an OST/PM Service Navigator will be available to provide a warm handoff by sending a referral to local services.
Baker adds, what this service means for their organization.
"This is a new add-on to our service, and anyone call and get the help that they need. It doesn't matter where they're from, but we are primarily responsible for anyone calling in from our area."
Wellkin covers both Oxford and Elgin County. OST/PM is available Monday to Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.