SHALEM MENTAL HEALTH NETWORK
is a faith-based, Ontario-wide network that provides responsive and preventive mental health support to individuals, families and communities. Our support services seek to restore hope.
We develop new, innovative partnerships between communities and professional mental health services—using the strengths of each to effectively meet real mental health needs.
Providing individual, couple & family counselling.
Including specialized therapies, such as for children and youth who struggle with attachment disorders and their caregivers.Learn More
Meeting mental health needs where they happen.
Getting your mental health needs met in your neighbourhood, workplace, faith community or school—when & where they emerge.Learn More
Thankful for our past, embracing our present
and working towards the future
In the late 1950s, a number of visionary people began to dream of providing a service in Christ’s name for people who struggle with mental illness and psychiatric issues.
Today we are now a network of more than 150 practitioners and offer new, community-based ways of reaching out to the very group of people envisioned by the organization's founders.
Our dream is for every person to thrive in healthy relationships in strong communities, regardless of circumstances. We are constantly working towards this vision. Donations bring us that much closer.
Give today. Change tomorrow.
THE SHALEM FOUNDATION
Our purpose is to strengthen support and create growth in the Shalem Mental Health Network through donations. These donations enable the Network to continue providing quality counselling and community support programs. We invite you to learn about the ways you can give today!Learn More
What’s Happening at Shalem
EVENTS + WORKSHOPS
We invite you to join us for one of our workshops or events!
April 18, 2020 – April 19, 2020
Shalem facilitates Hold Me Tight® weekend workshops. We have two weekends to choose from in each year. The Hold Me Tight® Workshop, developed by Dr. Sue Johnson is a weekend workshop designed for couples around seven conversations based on the new science of love and the
October 5, 2020 – October 7, 2020
St. Cuthbert’s Church | Get Directions
This train the trainers program provides participants with training that will equip them to deliver the Foundations for Attachments (FA) and the Nurturing Attachments (NA) Group Work program with parents and caregivers parenting children who are living away from their
March 23, 2020 – March 26, 2020
George Hull Centre | Get Directions
This is an introductory four-day training course facilitated by Betty Brouwer on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Parenting and Practice (DDP), an intervention model developed by Dr. Daniel Hughes, Clinical Psychologist, USA. DDP is based on attachment theory and interpersonal neurobiology and
November 1, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church | Get Directions
Mark Vander Vennen, Executive Director, will be speaking on the topic of Loneliness. Mark will address: why do people feel lonely? Who feels lonely? How can we identify loneliness in our community? What can we do about loneliness in our
Evaluating Impact. Finding New Directions.
THE SHALEM CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE & LEARNING IN COMMUNITY-BASED MENTAL HEALTH
The Centre is Shalem’s public platform for Learning, Dialogue, Communication and discovering New Directions in supporting all communities—neighbourhoods, workplaces, faith communities, schools—to effectively care for all of their members, especially their most vulnerable.Learn More