New Participants

How to get connected—virtually

Info for New Stella’s Place Participants

Are you between the ages of 16 to 29 and looking for tools to support your mental health journey? You have come to the right place! We offer free mental health services for young adults living in Toronto.

Is Stella's Place Right for Me?

We support young adults living with mental and emotional health issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-esteem

  • Coping with trauma

  • Relationship challenges

  • Boundary setting

  • Life transitions

  • Compulsions, perfectionism and overcontrol behaviors

  • Impacts of homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other structural oppressions

  • Support with struggles relating to identity, sexual orientation, and gender identities

  • Mild to moderate substance use

Our Counselling Philosophies

Anti-Oppressive & Anti-Racist:

  • Understanding of the ways in which participants are harmed by systemic oppression.

  • Looking critically at how oppression occurs and is resisted between participants and clients.

  • Acknowledging the intrinsic worth of all individuals, whatever their background, preferences or situation.

Trauma Informed:

  • Acknowledging the widespread impact of trauma and the many paths to individual recovery.

  • Recognizing the signs and behaviors that are consistent with survivors of trauma and responding accordingly.

Supportive, Strengths Based and Solution Focused:

  • Acknowledging the strengths of individuals and their communities.

  • Utilizing personal strengths to find solutions to challenges participants face, instead of emphasizing limitations and weaknesses.

Self-determination Oriented:

  • Having faith that each person knows which path towards recovery is most suitable for them and their needs and to see our role as supporting them in acknowledging and increasing that capacity.

Harm Reduction Informed:

  • Utilizing practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing health issues and the social and legal consequences associated with substance use.

Hope and Recovery Oriented:

  • Acknowledging the power of hope and the positive impact that comes from a recovery approach.

Collaborative:

  • Engaging in dialogue that encourages mutual growth, learning and change for both the Participant and Clinician.

More Questions?

Navigating support services can be challenging! We are here to help answer any questions you have.

Program Calendar

Categories:  BeanBagChat  Drop-in Services By Appointment Access

Events in May 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
April 25, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: BIPOC Drop-In: Mosaic

April 26, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

April 27, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

April 28, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Game Night

April 29, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

April 30, 2022 May 1, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 2, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: BIPOC Drop-In: Mosaic

May 3, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 4, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 5, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 6, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

May 7, 2022 May 8, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 9, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 10, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

May 11, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 12, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Game Night

May 13, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

May 14, 2022 May 15, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 16, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 17, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

May 18, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 19, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Game Night

May 20, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

May 21, 2022 May 22, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 23, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 24, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

May 25, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 26, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Game Night

May 27, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

May 28, 2022 May 29, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 30, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

May 31, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

June 1, 2022(2 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

June 2, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

3:00 pm: Virtual Drop-in Counselling

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Game Night

June 3, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

June 4, 2022 June 5, 2022(1 event)

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

  

How to Get Connected

Individual Intake

Meet with our Access Coordinators, Ajay and Nakeesa, to discuss what programs you are interested in and get placed on a waiting list.

Drop in Programs

Drop-in Programs are available throughout your time at Stella’s Place. They can be accessed while on a waitlist for registered programming.

Registered Programs

The wait list for our registered programs is 4 months to 1 year. Before enrolling in your program you will meet with a Clinician to speak about goals.

Fill out the Intake Form to meet with one of our Access team members so we can learn more about how to support you. 

Fill out the Intake Form Link to page 

A photo of a wall in the Stella's Place café. A very bright and vibrant wooden shelf hung up on the wall has books, stuffed animals, drawings and more plastered all over.

“I really don’t think there is anywhere else like this. I can only imagine how many other young people are stuck in the darkness, trying to find help…I don’t know what I would have done without Stella’s Place, without the DBT program here, it changed my life!”

-Stella’s Place Community Member