The Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub is an integrated “one-stop-shop” that addresses a gap in care for 12-25 year olds. The Hub addresses needs related to mental health, substance use, primary care, education, employment, training, housing and other community and social services. We also offer peer services, outreach, and system navigation services.
At the hub, we welcome young people from all walks of life. This includes youth who have historically experienced barriers to access, such as:
- First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth
- 2SLGBTQIA+ youth
- Francophone youth
- Immigrant, refugee, ethnic/cultural minority youth
- Racialized youth
- Youth with disabilities
Frequently Asked Questions
What services do you offer?
We offer free mental health services. Our qualified clinicians are here to listen and help, no matter the issue, big or small. We also have a nurse practitioner that provides primary care services. They can assess, diagnose, treat and monitor a wide range of health problems. In collaboration with community partners, we provide housing, employment, and youth justice services.
We also run daily social programming that ranges from art, skill building, tournaments and more. For a full list of services and availability, visit our schedule at https://ywhsudbury.ca/schedule/.
How much do the services cost?
Nothing! All of our services are free for youth aged 12-25.
How do I access mental health services?
To access mental health services, first speak with a Peer Support Worker who can help get you to the correct services!
Do I need an Ontario Health Card to access services?
No, an Ontario Health Card is not required to access services at the Hub. You do not need any form of Government identification to access services.
Will I have to wait for services?
Sometimes there may be a short wait for a service within the Hub, or you may be asked to come back another day when a service is being offered.
What if the Hub does not offer the services that I need?
You can speak to a Peer Support Worker and they will help guide you to a relevant service.
When are mental health services available?
Every Wednesday 12:00pm-6:00pm is our 1:1 therapy drop-in day. There will also be a Mental Health Clinician at the Hub on various other days on a drop-in basis.
Do I need an appointment?
No, you do not need an appointment to access our mental health services, however you can make an appointment if you’d prefer.
How would I make an appointment?
The services at the Hub are available on a drop-in basis, but if you prefer to make an appointment call us at 705-280-7581, send us a message on Instagram at @ywhsudbury or send us an email at email@example.com.
Do I have to be a Permanent Resident or Canadian citizen to get services?
No, the Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub provides services to any youth aged 12-25 years old, regardless of citizenship, visa, or permit status.
Do I need a YMCA membership to access the Hub?
No, we are located in the same building as the YMCA but you do not need a membership to visit the Hub.
What services could I access outside of hours?
We are open Monday-Friday from 12-7 PM. Many of our community partners have services available outside of these hours. Visit https://ywhsudbury.ca/resources/ for a list of resources available to you.
If you or someone you know is in crisis or feeling overwhelmed, please contact Crisis Intervention Services – Health Sciences North. 24 hour hotline—365 days/year 1-877-841-1101.