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At CMHA SCB, we promote the mental health of all, because we believe that there is no health without mental health, and we support the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental health challenges.
We are passionate about providing person-centred mental health and addiction services and support. We advocate for the needs of the individuals and families we serve. We are committed to innovation and are continuously improving our programs and services. We collaborate with our community partners to design and transform an integrated system within Simcoe County.
Crisis Phone Line – Local 705-728-5044 * Toll-Free 1-888-893-8333 * TTY Services Available
If you are in crisis and looking for support, we can help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Crisis Services offers 24hr telephone support to assist individuals, community agencies, and emergency services – to work through the resolution of identified issues and challenges.
System navigation support for individuals looking for assistance with accessing CMHA SCB services and programs. Please call us at 705-726-5033 Ext. 438 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday to Friday.
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Addiction Services is for individuals who are concerned about their own or someone else’s substance use. You have the right to make your own choices while being treated with respect, compassion and dignity. You will not be judged. Services are voluntary and you don’t need a medical or outside referral.
Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is a client-centred, recovery-focused mental health service for individuals 16 years old or older with serious mental illness with complex challenges requiring long-term intensive treatment and support. Click on the icon on the left for more information.
Assertive Outreach Team – The Assertive Outreach Team is embedded in the shelter system in the communities of Midland, Orillia and Barrie. This regional program provides support to those most marginalized in the community and the least likely to be accessing traditional social services.
Case Management is for individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or can be diagnosed with a serious mental illness. You are guided to set up your goals and you will receive support for achieving them.
Community Awareness Program strives to create a better understanding of mental health and to reduce the stigma. A variety of tailored workshops are available upon request.
Community Homes for Opportunity program provides supportive, affordable housing to those who are living with a serious mental illness, which also affects their day-to-day living. This program is designed for those who are 16 years of age and older and looking to live in a congregate residential living setting, with ample support.
Crisis Services – Includes the 24/7 Crisis Line, Crisis Bed Unit, Crisis Outreach and Support Team(COAST) and the Crisis Call Diversion Unit.
Dual Diagnosis Program is for individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness or can be diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Individuals must also have been assessed as having a developmental disability. You have limited support in the community.
Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPI) is a team made up of professionals from various disciplines who provides intensive service to youth and young adults who are experiencing first-episode psychosis. Services include individual and group treatment, family support, and education for anyone wanting to learn more about the onset of a psychotic disorder.
Justice Program provides support to individuals living with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system or have criminal charges pending.
Family Health Team provides services for individuals, couples, and families dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief and relationship issues, among others. A doctor’s referral is required.
Justice Safe Bed Program – launching 2023 The Justice Safe Bed Program provides temporary housing and provision of basic living needs and is intended to divert persons 16 years of age and older in mental health and/or addictions crisis from incarceration, the justice system, and/or unnecessary hospitalization by providing them with voluntary community crisis accommodation and support.
Nurse Practitioner Program offers temporary medical support for individuals residing in Simcoe County 18 years of age and over who do NOT have a doctor (or General Practitioner). This program requires an intake process to be completed and is provided by appointment only, not accessible on a walk-in basis.
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program provides individuals with publicly-funded, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and related approaches to help manage depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions. CBT is a structured, time-limited therapy that is problem-focused and goal-oriented and teaches practical strategies and skills.
ONTARIO TELEMEDICINE NETWORK (OTN) All clients and community partners of CMHA SCB have access to Telemedicine. Telemedicine uses video cameras and monitors to connect clients to specialists who are not located near them. This reduces travel time and expense for our clients. Ask your doctor or counsellor to set it up for you for your appointments to access this service. All you need is a computer with a camera and microphone.If you don’t qualify for any of these services or would like additional information on other services in the community, please click (here.)
Peer Support is created through a trusting, equal and empowering recovery-oriented relationship between two individuals who share a similar experience. This service works with individuals to support their recovery socially, emotionally and practically to empower them in their day-to-day lives.
RSVP (Recreation, Social, Vocational, Peer Support) Clubhouse offers individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues an opportunity to build relationships, learn and re-learn life skills in a supportive, welcoming and safe setting.
Urban Pantry Barrie Urban Pantry is a community food program of the Canadian Mental Health Association Simcoe County.
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