Thank you to the hundreds of people who walked through the doors and joined us to celebrate Pathstone's new home of Children's Mental Health. We are thrilled you were able to join us for the official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the Branscombe Mental Health Centre on Friday June 16, 2017. This state of the art facility can be seen as a symbol of hope for children, youth and families dealing with mental health issues, and a grateful tribute to all those who made it possible.
Thank you to our local media partners for your support and news coverage:
To view more photos please visit our Facebook photo album: http://bit.ly/2sLBgPX
Join us to celebrate 10 years success of The Arson Prevention Program for Children that we run in partnership with Fire Prevention officers across Niagara.
For more information about this program visit: https://www.pathstonementalhealth.ca/services/high-risk-services
Exciting to see so many of our favourite landmarks across the Niagara Region shining green in support of Childrens' Mental Health Awareness Week. The colour green is used to help raise public awareness and show support to children, youth and families dealing with mental health issues. Green signifies new life, new growth and new beginnings.
Pathstone responds to the Netflix series '13 Reasons Why' with a statement and an interview in the local newspaper.
Pathstone CEO, Shaun Baylis was quoted in the Niagara this Week article in response to questions surrounding the Netflix series. Baylis stated "while it has led to discussion about bullying, sexual assault, victim blaming and other issues, it hasn't necessarily been done in the healthiest way." He added, "young people are already watching the show, and parents, should watch it with them or at least open a dialogue, asking if they've ever had feelings of anxiety"
Click on statement below to read more :
May 1-7, 2017 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week!
This week is about increasing awareness of the signs of child and youth mental health problems, decreasing stigma, understanding that help is available and "Treatment Works".
Keep an eye out for landmarks across the Niagara Region that will shine green to raise awareness of this week (Niagara Falls, Peace Bridge, Skylon Tower, Welland Bridge, Pelham arches)
Why green? Today we use green to signify new life, new growth and new beginnings.
Wear green coloured clothing or a green ribbon to help raise public awareness and show support to children, youth and families dealing with mental health issues.
Our new home was featured on CHCH news on April 18th. Watch this video for a view inside the Branscombe Mental Health Centre, and an interview with our CEO, Shaun Baylis.
Effective April 24th we will be at our new home for Children's Mental Health!
Visit us within the Branscombe Mental Health Centre at 1338 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines. Our contact number remains the same 905-688-6850
Our mental health crisis line remains available to you 24/7, 365 days a year at 1-800-236-4944
We have been providing free mental health services to children and families in the Niagara Region for more than 50 years. Last year alone we provided services to 4400 children and youth. We are moving to a brand new location - but we can’t do it without your support!
Newstalk 610 CKTB will be broadcasting from Pathstone Mental Health at 3340 Schmon Parkway, Thorold, Ontario February 24th from 5:30am to 7pm. It’s a “Day of Support” to raise money for new facilities to benefit our community. Drop by with a donation during the day or text the word FUN to 30333 to make a $5, $10 or $20 donation to help open Niagara’s centre of excellence for children’s mental health.
Tickets are on sale now for the 2017 Hope Award featuring Dr. David Suzuki. The Hope Award takes place on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Fallsview Casino Grand Ballroom in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year we will be honouring Walter and Lucienne Chemerika, founders of Loving Outreach, a support group for families dealing with the aftermath of losing a loved one to suicide. Secure online ticket sales: https://guestlist.co/events/446169
Please note our offices will be closed from Monday December 26th, 2016 to Monday January 2, 2017. We will re-open on January 3rd.
Should you require mental health crisis support please call our Crisis Line at 1-800-263-4944 which is available 24/7 to help you.