Mental health support has become more critical than ever in today’s world, and a new online platform has emerged to offer hope and aid. 1door.ca is a platform that offers swift access to publicly-funded therapy and counselling sessions, as well as various support services. It’s designed to help individuals on their unique mental health journeys.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many organizations to offer their services virtually, and 1door.ca has emerged to improve access and convenience for patients and caregivers. Thanks to funding from Ontario Health, this innovative platform connects individuals of all ages in Simcoe County and Muskoka to low to no barrier access to vital mental health supports.
1door.ca provides access to a wide range of services from an extensive network of trusted providers, reducing the stress of juggling multiple platforms, or not knowing where to turn for support. From individual and family counselling and therapy, to peer support and navigation services for youth, to adult individual and couples counselling, support groups, and services for immigrants and newcomers, 1door.ca offers access to many mental health supports.
The platform is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Users can browse to explore the services available on the platform and choose a service that suits their needs and preferences. They can select the date, time, and format that works best based on the available sessions, fill in the required fields, and book an appointment. Plus, all interactions are strictly confidential, allowing individuals to seek help without concerns about their privacy.
The 1door.ca platform is accessible anytime, anywhere, making it possible for users to book an appointment at their convenience. Dr. Nadiya Sunderji, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care President and CEO, recognizes the courage it takes to reach out for help when struggling, noting the platform aims to be an open door for anyone in need, providing a safe and accessible space where individuals can find the help they deserve.
The site is a collaborative effort within the Central Ontario Specialized Health Network to better coordinate access to care. By breaking down barriers to access and offering a wide array of support options, the platform takes a significant step towards improving the mental well-being of people in our communities.
banner image: Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care