Youth Engagement & Supports
Linck is committed to meaningful youth engagement. This includes sharing power and decision making with young people about matters that impact and are important to them.
We are here to help youth, support their well-being and ensure connections to family, kin, friends and community. We centre services and planning around a youth’s voice, identity, culture, and heritage.
CK Youth Social
CK Youth Social is a thriving youth group offered in a safe, welcoming space.
The CK Youth Social is a drop-in space that supports youth with social skills, recreation and learning life skills. It was developed by the Youth Engagement Team at Linck in response to feedback from youth and parents in the community.
Drop-in is open Monday – Thursday 2:45 – 6:00pm at the Linck cafeteria (during the school year, Mondays are in Wallaceburg).
Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Advisory Council
The CK Youth Advisory Council (YAC) brings together young people to give them an opportunity to provide meaningful input into the decision-making process of organizations who serve youth. It gives young people the opportunity to express their views and have their voices heard on topics that are important to them.
Youth Wellness Hubs
Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) aims to bring the right services to youth (and their families) at the right time and place. The Youth Wellness Hub in Chatham was formerly known as Access Open Minds. The hub brings together community partners who are committed to working in a new collaborative and innovative way, offering a “one-stop shop” for young people aged 12 – 25 looking for mental health and substance use support.
Youth Mental Health Services
Linck offers a wide range of mental health services for youth, including counselling, therapy and crisis services. Youth may refer themselves, with or without parent consent (although family support is always encouraged).
Please visit our Child and Youth Mental Health page for information.
We have also partnered with One Stop Talk to offer immediate access to free mental health support. Visit onestoptalk.ca for more information or to access service.