The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy (OSP) 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.
The OSP program provides treatment for:
• depression and low mood
• generalized anxiety and worry
• unexpected panic attacks and agoraphobic fears
• social anxiety and performance fears
• specific fears
• health anxiety
• obsessive-compulsive concerns
• other anxiety and stress-related problems
• posttraumatic stress
Am I eligible?
Clients with depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions will have access to different services in the OSP program based on their age:
• 15+ years of age – BounceBack® guided self-help program provided by telephone is available
• 18+ years of age – Individual and/or group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provided in person or
virtually is available
Please review the eligibility criteria listed on the 2nd page of this document: Summary of Services and Referral Process to learn if this program may be right for you or your clients. How to access the program:
In Ontario Health Central Region, referrals for the OSP program are being coordinated by Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, and services are being delivered in a wide range of community settings. This includes primary care, community mental health agencies, post-secondary institutions, Indigenous organizations, and family services agencies.
If you are a psychiatrist, a primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner), or other health care professional, you can refer clients into the OSP program. Alternatively, clients may sign up for the program themselves.
A referral or self-referral can be made by completing and submitting the following online referral form. If the person being referred does not have access to email, a completed faxed form can also be sent to 705-527-0390. Click here to find printable versions of the questionnaires.
If you have any questions about the referral form, please contact Waypoint at 1-877-341-4729 ext. 2883 or email us at: email@example.com