GRH’s mental health and addictions program supports patients of all ages. We want to instill hope and foster recovery for people who have a mental illness as well as their families.
Most of our programs are based on specific ages and conditions. We have information on services in an emergency, help for children and youth and programs for adult patients. We offer those programs at our Freeport and KW campuses and other locations around Waterloo Region.
Grand River Hospital does not work alone in providing mental health care. We partner with community mental health agencies and providers to help patients once they have left the hospital.
We hope we can be a partner with you in improving mental health in our community.
Where to get help:
If you are experiencing a mental health and addiction emergency that requires immediate treatment call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.
For non-urgent information about the mental health services and programs offered at Grand River Hospital, please call 519-749-4310.
To get help in the community you can call Here 24/7 any time at 1-844-437-3247 or TTY 1-877-688-5501. Here24/7 provides intake, assessment, referral, crisis support and can help you figure out what will be the most helpful.
To access children and youth mental health services call Front Door at 519-749-2932, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you need crisis support outside of business hours, call:
- Here 24/7 at 1-844-437-3247
- Kids Help at 1-800-668-6868 also provides immediate counselling help
Families for Awareness, Change and Education (FACE) is a volunteer advisory committee that works in partnership with our program to promote patient and family centered care. If you are interested in more information, please email email@example.com.
How to access emergency mental health careMay 3, 2017
If a mental health emergency affects you or a family member, Grand River Hospital wants to help support you or your loved one on the road to recovery.
An "unending kindness in his interactions with patients and staff": Dr. Abraham Popoola wins GRH award of excellenceApril 26, 2017
“His seemingly unending kindness in his interactions with patients and staff” has helped GRH psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Popoola win the hospital’s latest award of excellence. Dr. Popoola supports adult mental health patients at GRH’s KW Campus through inpatient care as well as in day clinics.
Aaron Argenti: providing mental health and addictions careApril 12, 2017
Many people face a dual struggle in recovering from both a mental illness as well as an addictions issue. Aaron Argenti works hard to help patients who face this added challenge, while also supporting their families.
Raynna Cameron: helping make addiction recovery a realityMarch 24, 2017
Raynna Cameron is proud to be part of a team making recovery possible at GRH’s withdrawal management centre.
Shelley Huisken: helping make outpatient mental health a successFebruary 22, 2017
Shelley Huisken walks about eight kilometers on an average work day, supporting a range of mental health programs at GRH. But for someone who has practiced in many different health services over three decades, she’s happy to have such a full plate.