In Mental Health Crisis?

Call: 1-888-757-7766

Hastings County After Hours for Homelessness 

Call: 1-877-528-9514

In Mental Health Crisis

Call: 1-888-757-7766

Hastings County After Hours for Homelessness Emergency Contact Number

Call: 1-877-528-9514


Our counsellors offer short-term (8 to 12 sessions) strength-based and solution-focused counselling that empowers clients and provides tools to manage and improve mental health and well being. We operate from a recovery framework and work with clients to develop healthy coping strategies, social, interpersonal and life skills as well as help them connect with the community. There is no cost to this program.

 We help clients find solutions and strengths, and gain tools to deal with life situations. We provide assistance in maintaining mental wellness until other services start. Clients can be connected to other community resources through referrals as necessary.

 Who can qualify for this program?

  • Individuals over the age of 24 only. We do not provide counselling for couples or families.
  • Individuals who need/want short-term counselling.
  • Individuals living in our catchment area of Hastings and Prince Edward and Brighton.
  • Individuals on a waiting list for services for another agency.
  • Individuals participating in another program within our agency.

Contact ECMH at (613) 969-8874 to set up an appointment to speak with a counsellor to ensure program fit.

Thoughts of Suicide?

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, you are deserving of help and can call the Crisis Line at 1-888-757-7766.


If you require immediate, in person emergency care, call 911, or go to your nearest emergency department.