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Wellington Centre


The Wellington Centre’s mission is to provide recovery and social integration services for individuals with living with challenges related to mental health issues. Skills development makes it possible to take an active role in society (full citizenship).


As part of the Ministry of Health and Social Services’ Action Plan on Mental Health 2015–2020, the centre aims to:

  • Support recovery
  • The destigmatization of mental health challenges through community-based resources. these resources may be linked to education, recreation, employment, or other areas;
  • Respect and promote the rights of individuals, by encouraging their engagement in the orientation proposed during their time at the centre;
  • Encourage the participation of family and loved ones in the support, treatment, and recovery of individuals.

Services Offered

A number of services and activities are offered. The aim is to work actively toward personal recovery goals. 


In partnership with the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)

  • Social Integration Program
    • Identifying a personal objective and taking part in a process to move towards active and integrated participation in society
    • Individual meetings, a group on communication, and a group for discovering community resources
  • Educational Support Program
    • Skills development for a return to school
    • Individual and group study support (French and Math, Sec. 1 to 5)
  • Socio-Professional Integration Program
    • Developing three competencies to support a successful return to work: finding a job that suits me; executing my job well; maintaining mutually rewarding relationships at work
    • Individual and group support through the PAAS-Action Program

In partnership with the Lester B. Pearson School Board

  • Social Integration Program
    • Developing abilities to support social integrating
    • Thematic activities focused on communication, nutrition, personal finance, computers, problem-solving, and French (beginner)

Therapeutic Activities Offered:

  • Cooking workshops
  • Carpentry workshops
  • Horticulture workshops at the Douglas Institute’s greenhouses
  • Art workshops with Les Impatients
  • Music therapy
  • Zootherapy
  • Recovery group moderated by a peer support worker certified by the Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale (AQRP)

Occasional Activities Offered:

  • Coffee time chats on various topics related to mental health
  • Group committees to organize Wellington Centre activities (ex., year-end party, Christmas dinner, etc.)
  • Current affairs workshops 
  • Various activities: Yoga, dance, computers
  • Anxiety management group

Employment Support Programs:

  • Individual Placement & Support program
  • Social assistance and support program (PAAS-ACTION): activities to prepare for a return to work, in collaboration with Emploi-Québec

The services of the Wellington Centre complement the clinical follow-ups and treatments offered by clinical teams in mental health. These transitional services are available for a duration of 3 months to 24 months. 

Admission criteria

You must:

  • Live within the territory of the Montréal West Island IUHSSC, the CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, or the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
  • Be diagnosed with a mental health disorder
  • Be followed appropriately for your condition

The mental health care provider who refers you must:

  • Be your primary mental health care provider
  • Be available to collaborate with the Wellington Centre team


To register for activities, ask your mental health worker to complete the following documents with you and send them to the Wellington Centre by internal mail or by fax (514-768-6960). 

Only individuals who are being followed by a treatment team from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute can apply for Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services.

Once the referral forms have been received, a group or individual welcome interview will be scheduled. In some cases, the treatment team or a loved one may attend the welcome interview. 

If you are interested in activities offered in conjunction with a school board, remember to bring your birth certificate when you go to your first meeting at the Wellington Centre.

Contact us

Wellington Centre
4932 Wellington St.
Montréal, QC  H4G 1X6

Tel.: 514-768-2668, extension 7328
Fax: 514-768-6960