WES for Youth Online offers free, ongoing, one-on-one counselling support with a professional counsellor.
This is a self-referral service so that means you do not need to ask your parents for permission, talk to your guidance counsellor or get a Doctor’s note.
You can discuss any topic you wish with your counsellor. Common reasons youth reach out for counselling support include the following, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, peer relationships, concerns about the future, grief, loss, and trauma.
Our service is private and confidential. Each of our counsellors has a Masters level education, many years of work experience, and is regulated by their specific professional health college.
At this time, we offer two different types of virtual service all provided through our website platform:
If you would like more information on how our free, private and confidential service works, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
If you are ready to connect with a counsellor REGISTER HERE.
*Please note that WES for YOUTH ONLINE is not a Crisis Emergency Service. If this is an emergency, for example, if you are: thinking about suicide or ending your life, or harming yourself right now, or feeling unsafe or in danger from someone else right now?
PLEASE CALL 911 OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM
If this is not an emergency, but you would still like to connect with someone soon, please visit HERE for a list of crisis support services available to you.
You can talk to your counsellor about anything you want. Everything you share is private and confidential. Common things youth reach out about for counselling support include the following, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, peer relationships, parent relationships, sexuality and gender issues, managing stress, concerns about the future, grief, loss, and trauma.
YES, WES for Youth Online’s counselling service is available to youth Ontario youth ages 13-24, free of charge!
After you sign up, you will be assigned to a specific counsellor based on your needs. Within 24-48 hours your counsellor will reach out with a welcome letter, which includes some important information.
You will be able to connect with the same counsellor, unless your needs change. You may request a change of counsellor through your counsellor or by contacting email@example.com.
WFYO service is provided online ONLY. We do not offer in-person counselling. If you are interested in finding a counsellor to work with in person, your counsellor can help you connect to local resources.
WFYO does not provide crisis support services. Your SAFETY is our top priority, so please visit I NEED IMMEDIATE HELP to access local crisis services.
Providing personal information to WFYO assists us to understand you better, which helps us to support you better too! Having your personal information will also assist us in finding local resources for you or in case we need to send you help.
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