Nelson Youth Centres and ROCK merge to improve mental health services
September 10, 2021
Nelson Youth Centres (NYC), and ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids are excited to announce the merger of our agencies to improve mental health service efficiencies for children, youth, and families in Halton Region.
The Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Health’s Roadmap to Wellness Mental Health Services Initiative, has been focused on improving mental health service delivery in Ontario. As core service providers in Halton, we have been looking closely at how the Ministry of Health funding has been spent and how access to child and youth mental health services can be improved in Halton. Together, we can better meet the strong demand for mental health services. By joining ROCK and NYC together, we can create better pathways, improve access, expand service offerings and enhance opportunities for children, youth, and families.
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Working together to promote and achieve optimal mental health in kids and families.
ROCK is the Lead Agency for the child and youth mental health sector in Halton. We are an accredited, multi-service organization providing services to children and youth from birth to 17 years of age and their families. ROCK aims to improve the lives and relationships of families with children who are having social, emotional and behavioural concerns. At ROCK, we function on a multidisciplinary team basis that may include persons trained in psychology, social work, therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education, early childhood education, family and individual therapy, and child and youth therapy.
Accessing Virtual ROCK Services
For access to all ROCK services, please call our Access Line at 289-266-0036. This line is live-answered Monday to Friday, between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Our Virtual Walk-in Clinic is open and accessible Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., by calling our Access Line. In-person appointments will become available through the Access line.
If you are in crisis, contact our 24/7 ROCK Crisis Line at 905-878-9785.
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The expansion of our Pearl Street location in Burlington is underway. This expansion will increase the number of children, youth and families that we are able to serve. We will be able to provide the necessary mental health prevention and intervention programs and services in a timely fashion to those in need.
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