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Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program(OSP)

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.

Please review the eligibility criteria listed on the 2nd page of this document to learn if this program may be right for you or your clients.

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


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.

If you have any questions about the referral form, please contact Waypoint at 1-877-341-4729 ext. 2883 or email us at:

If the person being referred does not have access to email, a completed questionaire can also be sent to 705-527-0390.

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