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Infant & Child Mental Health Services

Infant & Child Mental Health Services


The Infant & Child Mental Health Services offered by Children’s Centre Thunder Bay are designed to improve the family’s ability to deal with a child’s mental health issues, as well as to enhance the parent/child relationship and contribute to the child’s overall well-being.

These services are offered to children from birth to 7 years of age who are experiencing severe emotional and/or behavioural issues. A psychosocial assessment may be beneficial, as it will identify a child’s specific strengths and needs, and suggest the best course of action for treatment and support.


Options for support in this area may include social skills development, parenting education and support, and individual counselling when appropriate.


For more information, or to make a referral for services, please call the Access Network at 1-855-486-5037, or Children's Centre Thunder Bay at 807-343-5000.


Intensive Child & Family Intervention


This intensive home-based parenting program may be helpful for parents of children who are already involved in another service through Children's Centre Thunder Bay.


Please click here for information about this service.


Walk-in Counselling


Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, in partnership with Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, offers single-session counselling services on a weekly basis. This service is available to children, youth, and adults of all ages, as well as to couples, parents, and families. No appointment is necessary during walk-in hours, and clients are met with by professional counsellors on a first-come, first-served basis, with no fees for service.


Some of the issues that can be discussed include, but are not limited to abuse, budgeting and debt management, depression and anxiety, family conflict, relationship issues, school issues, separation and divorce, sexual abuse or assault, stress, substance use, and bereavement issues.


Walk-in counselling hours are held every Wednesday between 12 pm and 8 pm. On the first and third Wednesday of each month, the service is offered at Thunder Bay Counselling Centre. On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, the service is offered at Children’s Centre Thunder Bay. The addresses for each organization are as follows:


Children's Centre Thunder Bay

283 Lisgar Street

Thunder Bay, ON


Thunder Bay Counselling Centre

544 Winnipeg Avenue

Thunder Bay, ON


In some cases, child care may be available. To find out more about this, or to find answers to any questions you may have about this service, please contact Children’s Centre Thunder Bay at 807-343-5000, or Thunder Bay Counselling Centre at 807-684-1880.


For more information on the Thunder Bay Counselling Centre, please visit their website.