Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick
“Come stop by for some homework help, board games, drum making and beading, counselling services or just to have a safe, warm place to hang out with friends. We are here for you!” Want more activities? Different drop-in dates and times? Movie nights? Gaming night? Let us know, let your voice be heard by joining one of our advisory councils (see below). Learn more about the provincial ACCESS OM New Brunswick project.
ACCESS Safe Space/Drop-in
Wednesdays and Thursdays at Elsipogtog Youth Center
4:00pm – 6:00pm for ages 13-17
6:30 – 8:30pm for ages 18-25
All ACCESS staff can be contacted by telephone at (506) 523-8345
Note: We are all outreach workers, and so we’re not always in the office to receive your call. We welcome you to use our Facebook page to inbox us for a speedier response.
Peer Support/Youth Outreach Workers: These workers are your first contact point for the ACCESS OM project, and they’ll be hosting the weekly youth drop-in nights, giving presentations in your schools and community, and participating in community events. You can find their office at the Youth Center.
What can the ACCESS Peer Support/Youth Outreach workers do for you?
- Help you with your homework
- Help with any school troubles you may be experiencing (i.e., bullying, discrimination, behaviour troubles)
- Provide you with a safe space
- Be your advocate when you feel your voice is not being heard
- Organize fun activities based on what you tell them you want
- Provide Peer Support Counselling
- Refer you to our own Clinician if you are seeking mental health help
- Accompany you to mental health appointments if you are nervous or anxious about going alone
- Continue to help guide you through your healing journey until you feel you no longer need their services
ACCESS Clinician: The ACCESS Clinician is here to help you with all your mental health needs. ACCESS is not just a typical mental health program… our team is very flexible to be able to ensure that you are as comfortable speaking with our team as you would be with your own friends. The ACCESS Clinician’s main goal is to help you. You are the one who guides the process to best suit your needs, and the Clinician will accommodate those needs.
What can the ACCESS Clinician do for you?
- Help you with having an initial mental health assessment completed within 72 hours of you first seeking help
- Meet with you day or evening at the place of your choice
- Help guide you through the mental health process
- Help in developing a treatment plan for you with you
- Continue to help and provide regular follow-ups with you
Elsipogtog Youth Center Supervisor
Peer outreach worker
Peer outreach worker