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The Space Within is an urban oasis in the heart of Stratford, Ontario. We are a group of private practitioners who offer health and wellness services including psychotherapy, naturopathic medical care, massage therapy, and doula services with pre- and post-natal programs and support. Contact 519-275-2187 to arrange for a consultation.
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Our bright, sunny studio space is often described as a real oasis in the heart of downtown Stratford. The Yoga Collective teachers are highly trained yoga practitioners, interested in making yoga accessible to everyone. Our community of students enjoys the wide variety of class styles that we offer. Namaste.

Sometimes people don’t want to talk or have the words to express themselves. Kind-heARTed Studio offers individual and group counselling to all ages, using art and journaling to enhance the communication process. We also provide women’s retreats (art therapy, meditation, hiking, yoga), paint nights, kid’s art classes, birthday parties and private paint parties.

Need help overcoming an obstacle in your life? We are here to help! Compassionate counselling support is available to individuals, couples and families for many issues including bereavement, anxiety, workplace stress and chronic illness/chronic pain. Give us a call at (519) 272-0441 or check out our website at www.ipiceducation.ca

Goderich Place is passionate about encouraging our residents with varying abilities to participate in activities that help them to remain physically, spiritually, socially and cognitively active in order to promote successful aging.  We provide residents with the confidence they need to develop relationships and enjoy the social aspects of life.

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 Huron-Perth, Ontario area geared at helping people who are facing adversity.

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Video features

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.

Practicing gratitude

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.

Letting go

When my sister Meghan got stuck in the mud, she learned a valuable lesson about the importance of letting go.

Community resources in Huron-Perth, Ontario

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 Huron-Perth 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

Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team

Canadian Mental Health Association – Huron-Perth

ConnexOntario Health Services Information
Mental Health Helpline
Information Line: 1-866-531-2600

Huron-Perth Centre
(counselling service for children and youth)

RGA Psychological and Counselling Services

Local therapists

Local anxiety therapists

Local depression therapists

Local grief counselling

Physical health

Alzheimer’s Society – Huron County

Alzheimer’s Society – Perth County

Canadian Cancer Society – Huron-Perth Community Office

Directory of nearby physiotherapists

Long-term care homes for seniors

ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services
(home-based care services for seniors and people with disabilities)

Families and individuals

Family Services Perth-Huron
(counselling, family support services, hospice, financial literacy and more)

Connect YOUth – Perth-Huron
(directory of local resources for youth)

Perth County Elder Abuse Committee
Victim Services: 1-866-376-9852

Meals on Wheels
(low-cost meals for seniors)

Food Banks – Huron and Perth

Huron County Food Bank

Huron Women’s Shelter (Goderich)
(emergency shelter, housing, support, counselling and advocacy for women)

Optimism Place (Stratford)
(women’s shelter and support services)
24-hour crisis line: 519-271-5550 or 1-800-265-8598

Emily Murphy Centre
(providing safe transitional housing and supportive services to abused women, with or without children)

YMCA of Stratford-Perth

YMCA of Goderich-Huron

Resources for children with special needs

Children’s Aid Society – Huron-Perth
(519) 271-5290 or 1-800-668-5094​

Employment and financial

The Centre for Employment & Learning

Employment assistance programs
(Huron County)

Credit counselling/financial literacy
(Family Services Perth-Huron)


Multicultural Association Perth Huron
(settlement and support services)

Huron County Community Portal

Opportunity Lives Here
(resources for newcomers to Perth County)

Want to help others in your community overcome obstacles? Here are few local opportunities to consider:

I Volunteer Perth-Huron
(local volunteer opportunities)

Habitat For Humanity – Huron County

Blood donor clinics
(search for nearby clinics by location)

Big Brothers Big Sisters
North Huron – https://northhuron.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
South Huron – https://southhuron.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/
Listowel – https://listowel.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/