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Counselling Connect

We want to make sure that everyone who needs counselling can get it. Quickly. 14 counselling services, including Somerset West Community Health Centre, have joined forces to give all ages same-day or next-day access to a free counselling session. Visit

Support Line for African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Communities

Let’s be in charge of our wellness! Are you feeling sad, anxious, confused or overwhelmed by life's struggles and dealing with COVID-19 impacts? We are offering phone support for ACB residents of Ottawa. Support for the community, by the community. We are here to help you regain your wellbeing. We offer practical and emotional support including resource navigation, health coaching and advocacy. 

Mental Health and Counselling Supports (By phone)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering single session counselling sessions by phone. To book a counselling session, please call (613) 402 - 2499. Counselling is offered in English and Mandarin.  

This service includes our ongoing​ Walk-in Counselling Clinic previously operating only on Tuesdays.

Counselling for the Chinese Community

Individuals and families, appointment-based counselling for the Chinese community. 

Social Services (Modified Service)

Our community support workers are offering social services and practical support by phone. This service is available to anyone living in our service area.

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Craving Change

Craving Change is a 4-week workshop that helps people change their eating habits by changing their thinking habits. This workshop will help you learn why you eat the way you do and will give you multiple strategies, tips, and techniques to better manage emotional eating. This program is co-facilitated by a Dietitian and a therapist and runs several times per year. 


5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Walk-In Counselling Clinic (Modified Service)

Free counselling to individuals, couples, and families in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Counselling (Phone support available)

Free individual, short-term counselling services for adults.

Social Services Walk-In (Modified Service)

Practical assistance, crisis support, and information and referrals for people who require immediate help with a personal crisis.

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