Early Psychosis Intervention Program (EPI):
- A multidisciplinary team that 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.
- Clients of the EPI program who are First Nation, Métis, or Inuit have access to an Aboriginal Worker on the team.
Eligibility: young people between 14 -35 who reside in the Barrie, Orillia, Midland/Penetanguishene, Innisfil, Angus and Collingwood areas. Family support is offered to any family member of a young person with psychosis. Anyone can make a referral including a self referral. To make a referral or learn more about the program call 705-726-5033.
- Case management is a program for youth age 16 to 24 diagnosed with a mental health issue or struggling with mental wellness
- Case management is a goal based program which helps youth to identify their goals and work towards them.
- Mental Health Counselors help youth to explore the impact of mental health on their daily lives, increase awareness and improve coping
WALK IN SUPPORT IN AVAILABLE AT OUR BARRIE OFFICE MONDAYS FROM 1PM-4PM AND THURSDAYS FROM 2PM-4PM
CMHA in Schools
- There is CMHA youth counsellors in several schools throughout Simcoe County
- To access a youth counsellor in your school, ask your guidance counsellor or other school support and the will arrange an appointment
- If you are not comfortable speaking to a school support person about a referral, call the youth services office at (705)726-5033 for information
- Counselling is available for youth who have concerns with their substance use.
- Counselling is offered with a Harm Reduction approach; meaning respecting choices and promoting safer use and options that help minimize the risks from drug use.
- Support is also offered to those who are impacted by someone else’s use.
- Common support offered includes: moderation, abstinence, alternative coping, exploring support networks, discussing family dynamics and peer interactions, self-exploration, advocacy and connection to community supports and resources.
- Services include individual support, groups, and outreach in schools in Barrie, Collingwood and Stayner (Brief Service).
Eligibility: Youth between the ages of 12 -24 who reside in Simcoe County. Anyone can call to inquire; appointments are booked directly with the youth. To make a referral or learn more about the program call 705-726-5033 (Barrie) or 705-325-4499 (North Simcoe)
Midland Youth Project:
- The program offers a safe place for youth to talk about mental health and substance use issues
- Outreach is provided in the high schools in Midland. This includes individual counselling with students, classroom presentations, and education for parents
- Service is provided both individually and in a group format.
Eligibility: Youth 14 -24 who live in the Midland/Penetanguishene area. For support or information call (705) 526-0393 ext 405