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The Aylmer Mental Health Clinic is dedicated to providing effective, empathic, confidential mental health services in English and French. We serve adults, adolescents, children and families. We value compassion, inclusivity, and diversity, and strive to make services accessible for all members of our community. We work collaboratively with our clients, treating each person as an individual with unique experiences and needs. We work to understand the context in which each client lives and navigates their daily challenges, and to provide services tailored to each person’s unique situation. We work in a non-judgemental fashion to empower our clients to work towards their own healing and mental health.
The Aylmer Mental Health Clinic is mindful of the hardships that have been placed on the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples from colonization until now, and we acknowledge that the land on which we are located is traditional, unceded Algonquin Anishinaabeg territory. We recognize the mental health consequences of generational trauma, inequity, and discrimination, and we are committed to honouring truth and reconciliation. We incorporate the key values of respect, trust, self-determination, and commitment in our work, and it is important to us to ensure our Indigenous clients feel safe in the space we have created. Some ways in which we practice allyship include accepting Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) and other third-party payment for Indigenous clients; strongly encouraging all staff and students at the clinic to receive training and education around providing contextually and culturally relevant care to Indigenous individuals; and ensuring clinic staff and students are aware of local resources for Indigenous people.