Regional resources: Hanover


Mental Health Matters!

You are more likely to encounter someone — a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Hanover Community Services offers a variety of programs to help you to recognize and respond to these situations. 

For more information about Behavioral Health Wellness Programming
Call (804) 365-4222
Email HanoverBHW@hanovercounty.govcreate new email

What are Behavioral Health Wellness Services?

Activities and programs promote individual, family and community behavioral health wellness. Our services include:

  • Community education about mental health, suicide, substance misuse prevention, adverse childhood experiences and trauma.
  • Consultation with parents and other professionals
  • Parent education
  • Youth prevention programs
  • Dissemination of safe storage and disposal tools including medication disposal pouches, medication lock boxes and gun locks

Same Day Access

Individuals seeking help for mental health or substance use concerns, or who want to begin the process of accessing services related to a developmental disability, do not need an appointment.

The CSB’s Ashland Office at 12300 Washington Highway has walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday (except County Holidays). 

Individuals will be able to speak with a staff member. After eligibility & other screening, he or she will receive an initial comprehensive assessment that same day (please plan for this to take approximately 2 hours). Within seven business days of the initial visit, individuals will have their first treatment appointment and/or a plan for accessing resources and/or services.

CSB staff conducting the assessment are trained to assess for substance use disorders as well as mental health and co-occurring disorders. Trained staff will also be available to assess and consult related to developmental disabilities.

To expedite the intake process for developmental disability services, individuals will need a psychological evaluation. If one has been completed, individuals should bring a copy; if not, staff will provide referral information for other providers that can complete this evaluation.

You can also download the HCCSB Information Form to complete and bring with you.

The Behavioral Health Wellness team coordinates and implements programs and community-wide strategies that promote resilience and well-being.

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Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is a full-day, interactive workshop that provides participants with a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health problems.

Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid is the initial help provided to a person developing mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves.

Participants will learn about the prevalence of common mental health issues, including signs and symptoms and strategies to connect with appropriate professional, peer, social or self-help care.

We offer four versions of Mental Health First Aid tailored to specific audiences:

  • Adult (original version)
  • Youth (for adults who work with adolescents)
  • Higher Education
  • Fire/EMS/First Responder

Click here to learn more and register for an upcoming class.


More than Sad

This 2-hour workshop will help participants understand how depression can affect adolescents. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify teen depression as a medical illness that involves chemicals in the brain
  • Describe the key symptoms of depression
  • Identify different ways depression can be expressed in adolescents
  • Describe the most effective treatments for depression in teens
  • Identify local resources to help teens with depression

Click here to learn more and register for an upcoming class.

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Hanover Cares Coalition

The Hanover Cares Coalition is dedicated to helping Hanover kids grow up alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free. This is a grass-roots organization that welcomes anyone interested in helping kids make positive choices. Hanover Cares is a partnership of Hanover parents, citizens, youth-serving organizations, and county agencies dedicated to positive youth development. For additional information raising drug-free kids visit:


Lock and Talk Virginia:
Lock Meds, Lock Guns, Talk Safety

We provide gun locks, medication disposal kits, and lock boxes to community members who want to help keep their families safe. Please visit  for more information. 

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Help us build a self-healing community by becoming informed about Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Visit to learn about our next scheduled workshop or to request a course for your group.

REVIVE! is the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education (OONE) program for the Commonwealth of Virginia. REVIVE! provides training to professionals, stakeholders, and others on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose emergency with the administration of naloxone (Narcan ®).

Contact our Revive trainer at CBTownes@hanovercounty.govcreate new email for more information or to schedule a REVIVE training.


Human Services Building
12300 Washington Highway
Ashland, VA 23005

Crisis Services: 804-365-4200
Phone: 804-365-4222
Fax: 804-365-4252

Monday, Tuesday and Friday:
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday:
8:30 AM – 9:00 PM

Atlee Commons

9734 Atlee Commons Drive
Ashland, VA 23005

Phone: 804-365-6600
Fax: 804-365-6639

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Bell Creek

8475 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Phone: 804-365-6760
Fax: 804-365-6779

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM