Our Programs

How to Access Services

At Stella’s Place, we offer free mental health services for young adults ages 16 to 29 living in Toronto (with a M postal code). Our programs are divided into 3 categories: drop-in, by appointment and registered. To limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the site at 18 Camden Street is closed. We are still offering our programming through chat, phone and online platforms.

 

 

New to Stella’s Place?

Info for New Participants Link to page

Drop-in Programs

No intake required

BeanBagChat

An online Chat-Based App

Mondays to Thursdays
4:00 to 9:00pm

Get some one-on-one support online for whatever is on your mind. Download the free app at beanbagchat.ca or in the app store for iPhone or Android. Available for anyone ages 16 to 29 living in Ontario, Canada.

Virtual Drop-in Counselling

Tuesdays & Thursdays
3:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you looking to speak to a Clinician and get individual support? Call us on Tuesday or Thursday to book a same-day counselling appointment.

To Access:
Call us at 416-461-2345 ext.1 or email us at connect@stellasplace.ca.

Frequently Asked Questions about Drop-In Virtual Counselling

Virtual Café: Creative Expressions

Wednesdays 5:30PM to 7:30PM
September 14—November 9

Join us for an evening of artistic self-expression and self-exploration, from the comfort of your space. Bring your amazing self, something to paint/draw/write with & we will supply the good vibes. Virtual Café is facilitated by Peer Ambassadors on Zoom.

Register here for Creative Expressions

Virtual Café: Games Night

Thursdays 5:30PM to 7:30PM
September 15November 10

A space for young adults (ages 16-29) to socialize and play various games virtually. The goal of this program is to foster connection in a low barrier setting where participants can connect and have fun together.

The games chosen will be engaging and accessible, and only requires the use of an internet connection and computer to participate.

Game Night is facilitated by Peer Ambassadors on Zoom.

Register here for Games Night

Mosaic BIPOC Drop-In

Mondays, 5:30 to 7:30 PM
September 19November 7

Mosaic is a community-driven, mental health-focused drop-in space created by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Colour) for BIPOC. Built on the idea of solidarity across BIPOC communities, Mosaic is a space that promotes connection through conversation and collective knowledge building.

Mosaic creates space for BIPOC youth (ages 16-29) to come together to discuss their collective experiences. Each week will feature a theme/topic ranging from first generation family dynamics to self-discovery.

Mosaic is a communication circle that relies on individual lived experience; prior knowledge of weekly themes is not required or expected. This group is facilitated by Peer Ambassadors on Zoom.

Register here for Mosaic

DBT Refresh

Wednesdays 1:00 to 3:00 PM
From October 19 — November 9

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Refresh is an open drop-in group facilitated by Clinicians (registered social workers and/or psychotherapists) and Peer Ambassadors (individuals with training and lived experience using DBT skills within their recovery).

The group is available to anyone who has previously participated in DBT programming (at Stella’s Place or elsewhere).

1st session: Wednesday October 19th: Mindfulness Skills

2nd session: Wednesday October 26th: Distress Tolerance

3rd session: Wednesday November 2nd: Emotion Regulation

4th session: Wednesday November 9th: Interpersonal Effectiveness

Register here for DBT Refresh

Programs by Appointment

By appointment, no intake required

Consult a Family Doctor

By appointment

Talk with a doctor familiar about mental health. Ask about general health, mental health, sexual health, chronic illnesses, or anything you’d see a doctor for! 

To Book and Learn More:
Give us a call at (416) 461-2345 ext.1 or email us at connect@stellasplace.ca.

Registered Programming

Intake required
Due to current wait times, participants who submit the intake request form today can expect to begin registered programming in 1.5 to 3 years.

Short Term Individual Counselling

Waitlist is open. Participants will meet with the same clinician for 6 consecutive sessions that take place every 1 to 2 weeks. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

The short term individual counselling approach at Stella’s Place is integrative, drawing primarily from Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT). FACT is a brief version of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and is an effective treatment for many mental health challenges. In a FACT approach, participants are viewed as “stuck, not broken” and treatment targets one primary issue, which is collaboratively selected by participant and clinician. Clinicians introduce experiential interventions during sessions to increase participant awareness, skillfulness, and encourage application beyond sessions. FACT supports individuals in taking values-based actions while coping flexibly and effectively with difficult challenges, thoughts, memories, and emotions.

Fill Out the Intake Form Link to page

DBT Skills

Waitlist for future groups is open.

Learn to apply Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills to your life. You will learn how to identify and cope with your emotions, how to manage difficult situations, and how to build communication skills with family and friends.

Fill Out the Intake Form Link to page

BIPOC DBT Group

Waitlist for future groups is open.

For BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) folks. Learn to apply DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) Skills to your life. You will learn how to identify and cope with your emotions, how to manage difficult situations, and how to build communication skills with family and friends.

Fill Out the Intake Form Link to page

Drop-In Program Calendar

Categories:  BeanBagChat  Drop-in Services  Access

Events in October 2022

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
September 26, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

September 27, 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

September 28, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

September 29, 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: Games Night

September 30, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 1, 2022 October 2, 2022
October 3, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

October 4, 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

October 5, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 6, 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: Games Night

October 7, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 8, 2022 October 9, 2022
October 10, 2022(1 event)

All day: Closed for Statutory Holiday

October 11, 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

October 12, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 13, 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: Games Night

October 14, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 15, 2022 October 16, 2022
October 17, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

October 18, 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

October 19, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

1:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 20, 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: Games Night

October 21, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 22, 2022 October 23, 2022
October 24, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

October 25, 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

October 26, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

1:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

October 27, 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: Games Night

October 28, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

October 29, 2022 October 30, 2022
October 31, 2022(3 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Mosaic: BIPOC Drop-In

November 1, 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

November 2, 2022(4 events)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

1:00 pm: DBT Refresh Drop-In

4:00 pm: Online Chat Via BeanBagChat App

5:30 pm: Virtual Café: Creative Expression

November 3, 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: Games Night

November 4, 2022(1 event)

9:00 am: Access Team In Office

November 5, 2022 November 6, 2022
  

Call for Co-Design

Are you interested in helping to inform our programs and services? We are looking for current and future participants’ help to create our mental health programs! Please fill out this Google Form if interested.

Fill out the Co-Design Google Form Link to page

How to Get Connected

Individual Intake

Discuss what programs you are interested in with Access Coordinators 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.

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

“Stella’s Place means community. It’s not the place that makes it so wonderful, it’s the group of people in it that makes it such a safe haven.”

 

-Stella’s Place Community Member

“Before coming to Stella’s Place, I guess I was lost, and felt a bit lonely. I felt like a crisis was about to happen and I needed to take some preventive action. I was able to choose several options in one place: the job connection program, figure out my financial situation, participate in WRAP with a peer supporter, and one-on-one counselling.

 

Victoria, Participant & Young Adult Council Member

A photo of Victoria sitting down, laughing and looking to the right. Victoria has their hand up tucking hair behind their ear and is sitting in front of a wood table. In the background is a white wall with a drawing of a tree hung up on the wall.