Mental Health Services
Mental health services at HQ
We offer a stepped-care approach to matching cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people with the intensity of care they need rapidly, regardless of HIV status. Stepped-care aims to provide the right care at the right time for each individual, with the goal of reducing waitlists.
Compassionate Care at HQ
HQ strives to bring compassion to mental health care and focuses on your experience of the services. After you receive mental health support, you will be asked about your experience and your alliance with your therapist. By sharing your experiences of care, you will help shape and improve HQ’s mental health services.
Mental Health Experience and Outcome Measures
Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMs) are self-reported measurements that you will complete to provide information about your satisfaction with and experience receiving healthcare at HQ. PREMs are focused on your experience of the processes of care.
Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) are self-reported measurement tools that you will complete to provide information on your health and how the service has impacted your quality of life.
Why do we ask?
Research over the past two decades has clearly demonstrated that when those receiving care are asked to regularly and systematically rate their symptoms (PROMs) and their experiences of care and alliance (PREMs) – and those providing care actively use the information from the PROMs and PREMs to inform care – mental health outcomes improve.
HQ offers online self-assessment and resources that empower guys and trans people to address their mental health needs immediately.
Mental Health and Substance use Services at HQ
Service Navigation / Referrals / Case Management
Rapid Psychiatric Assessment Clinic
Behaviour Change / Goal Setting
Understanding my Personality
Getting Help for My Mental Health
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
Community Reinforcement Approach /Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Crystal Meth Use
Cognitive Processing Therapy - Trauma Intro
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Counselling and Referrals
At HQ you will have access to the newest and best mental health treatments to support people living with trauma, depression, anxiety, or managing substance use, including crystal meth. Learn more about the screening and assessment process.
Get Help Now
If you are struggling with thoughts of ending your life or harming yourself please contact crisis support or visit your nearest emergency department.
Crisis Services Canada
Trans Life Line (for trans and gender non-conforming folks)
YouthLine (for Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit youth under 29)
How to Get Service
You can get care, and get your results.
HQ welcomes all cis guys into guys and all trans and non-binary people.