Merrymount Children’s Centre is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that provides around-the-clock family capacity building and support services, for children aged 0 to 12, across Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford counties. Merrymount provides a wide-range of crisis, respite and early intervention mental health services and programs to strengthen children and their families. All Merrymount programs are tailored to the individual needs of the child and to the needs of the family to support the child.
Healthy emotional and social development in childhood lays the foundation for mental health and resilience throughout life. Early intervention services work with mental health as they do with physical health; just as we treat a cold before it becomes pneumonia, Merrymount addresses initial behaviour or emotional problems before they become more complex and deep-seated, requiring much more intensive interventions. When mental health issues are left untreated, treated late, or treated poorly, negative consequences can result including school failure, strained relationships, violence, hospitalization, and family breakdown. Merrymount works with families to ensure their issues are addressed as early as possible.
Every day in our community people struggle against overwhelming odds to keep their lives and families together. Merrymount is often the first agency a family accesses in their journey towards stability. Last year, Merrymount helped over 8,000 families in London and the surrounding area and had over 2,500 children stay overnight in our 18 on-site beds.
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There’s no place like home…
but when children can’t be at home, there’s no place like Merrymount.