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Social Workers at the Timmins Family Health Team (TFHT) have considerable education and specialized training in the area of mental health, and other important aspects of well-being. With several years of experience, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Social workers at the TFHT play an integral part in assisting in the improvement of patient mental health and social well-being. 

Our Social Workers are educated and trained in mental health to deal with a wide range of issues. Services are offered in both official languages to individual patients of the TFHT. You can access short-term therapy by being referred from one of our Primary Care Providers. 

Three major purposes of social work are:

  • to enhance the problem-solving, coping and developmental capacities of people
  • to promote the effective and humane operation of the systems that provide people with resources and services
  • to link people with systems that provide them with resources, services, and opportunities

Some common reasons to see a Social Worker include:

  • Depression
  • Stress / anxiety
  • Bereavement / loss
  • Marital, divorce, separation, relationship problems
  • Work related problems
  • Family problems
  • Trauma
  • Self-Esteem

Social Workers also offer educational and therapeutic groups for various issues. Click here for list. No referral is required to attend.

Healthy Lifestyles Sessions 

  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Understanding Depression
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Developing Inner Strengths
  • Stress Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Resources and Links

The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers

The Ontario Association of Social Workers

Canadian Mental Health Association

Anxiety Resources-Anxiety Disorder Association of Ontario

The Grief JourneyNew!