Local resources. Inspiring stories. Practical advice.
The resources below were made possible by the generous support of the following local businesses
Professional Counselling and Therapy Services for Individuals in and around the Brantford area.
(226) 755-2633 | www.willowrootscounselling.com
Amani is a special place, where your healing journey can begin. Not sure about holistic counselling? Book the Amani tour! It is 30 minutes, and free. It may be traditional talk therapy, walk n’ talk, yoga, equine assisted therapy or art therapy. Call 519.277.3848 | Email: email@example.com
Serving Brantford since 1983 with Professional Counselling for Individuals, Couples and Families
ADhD Learning Centre offers services for adults, families and couples impacted by ADHD and for those who don’t feel good enough to live their dreams. Check out the event page on my website to see where I’ll be speaking, putting on workshops or when a group session will begin. Learn more at www.adhdlearningcentre.com
Whether it’s physical, financial, professional or psychological, everybody goes through tough times in their lives. Josh Martin was 28 years old when he experienced his biggest challenge yet: an aggressive form of leukemia. Inspired by his journey, the Overcoming Obstacles Handbook is a free collection of real-life stories, practical advice and local resources in the Brantford, Ontario area geared at helping people who are facing adversity.
Get your copy of the handbook
Blood donors: helping others
Ten years ago, cancer almost killed me. Blood donors saved my life. And for that, I just wanted to say thanks.
Gratitude. What’s so special about it, and how can we cultivate more of it in our lives to help us through tough times?
Life is awesome. Life is awful.
Sometimes life is an ice cream sundae smothered in chocolate. Other times it’s a flurry of kung-fu kicks to the gut.
When my sister Meghan got stuck in the mud, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of letting go.
Community resources in the Brantford, Ontario area
One of the most important lessons Josh learned from his health crisis was the importance of community. Whether it was accessing peer support programs, using the Cancer Society’s shuttle service to get to appointments or tapping into educational materials from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, community resources played a big role in his success.
Whatever obstacle you face in life — personally, professionally or otherwise — be sure to consider the resources available in your community. Fortunately, the Brantford area boasts all kinds of organizations and programs focused on helping folks overcome a variety of obstacles.
Below, you’ll find information about some of them. This listing is by no means exhaustive, but it will hopefully give you a flavour of the kinds of resources available in your own backyard.
Mental Health Emergency Crisis Line
The Brant Mental Health Crisis Response System
519-759-7188 or 1-866-811-7188
24 hours a day/7 days a week
Canadian Mental Health Association
Brant Haldimand Norfolk
Therapists in Brantford
Anxiety therapists in Brantford
Depression therapists in Brantford
Grief therapists in Brantford
(mental health & addictions)
Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton Halton
Canadian Cancer Society – Hamilton Brant-Norfolk Community Office
Palliative care services
Seniors Guide to Services
Families and individuals
Brantford food banks and cupboards
Local resource centres
Nova Vita Women’s Shelter
519-752-4357 (24 hour crisis line)
(crisis and after hours)
Housing Resource Centre
Youth Resource Centre
Salvation Army Booth Centre
Brantford Welcome In Resource Centre
(homeless men and women)
Housing Resource Centre
(homeless men, women & families)
Laurier Brantford YMCA
Learning disabilities services
Employment and financial
Brant Employment Centre
Career Link Community Employment Centre
Ontario Works Income Support & Employment Services
Newcomer Connections Brantford Brant
YMCA Immigrant Services – Brantford
Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are few local opportunities to consider:
Blood donor clinics
(for nearby clinics, search “Brantford”)
Habitat for Humanity Brant-Norfolk
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie