Mental Health and Addictions Services
How we help
At Vasantham Tamil Wellness Centre, we understand the need for having ethnically specific services for marginalized people. We dedicate our services to make our clients feel understood and to have mental health professionals who have a knowledge of their clients’ background, traditions, and culture. By providing Tamil-speaking counselors, we aim to remove the invisible wall between clients and mental health professionals.
Did you know since 2020, South Asian Canadians were the highest of ethnic minorities to report worsening mental wellbeing?
Did you know 1 in 5 Canadians have a mental illness or an addiction?
Alcohol Addiction Group Counselling
Group counseling for Tamil-speaking adults seeking to get help on their alcohol use. Takes place every week for twelve weeks.
Addiction Individual Counselling
Addressing substance use and/or gambling in-depth with a Tamil-speaking counselor. Clients and counselors work together on meeting the goals to help clients on their path of recovery.
Women’s Mental Health Group
Weekly CBT group sessions for Tamil women between the ages of 25-55 years old with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or have experienced domestic abuse.
Women’s Mental Health Individual Sessions
Individual sessions with a female Tamil speaking counselor for women between the ages of 25-55 with symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and/or have experienced domestic abuse.
A weekly support group for Tamil individuals who are in a caregiver position for someone with a mental illness/addiction. Learn about mental illness/addiction, how to handle stress, and protect your own wellbeing while taking care of your loved one.
Elder Abuse – Direct Services & Counselling
Protecting Tamil seniors from abuse and neglect by providing clients in need with necessary items (toiletries, groceries, etc.). Clients can also get counseling from a Tamil-speaking counselor to help relieve mental distress and help find care services that they require.
Referrals for Community Services
If you’re looking for a mental health service but are not sure where to go or how to start, we’re here to help you find the perfect service to meet your needs. Contact us to get find the right support.
If you or someone you know would benefit from our services, contact us to join or learn more about what we offer.
All of our services are taking place virtually to make sure our clients remain safe.