Referral to Mental Health Program

Free case management and counselling for adults 16+ with serious and persistent mental health illness.

Available Programs

There are no fees for these services. The program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Services are provided in the home or a community setting of the client's choice. Office visits are also available.

Program Details Referral
Telemedicine Consultation by a psychiatric specialist through video conferencing to referred clients 16 years and older Must be completed by a family physician or nurse practitioner

Refer a patient:
- Complete online
- Download/print
Assertive Community Treatment Team Assist individuals with the most serious and persistent mental illness.

Individuals served by this service often have co-existing problems such as homelessness, substance abuse or involvement with the judicial system.

Eligibility criteria

  • Suffer from a psychotic (e.g. schizophrenia) or bipolar disorder with psychotic features
  • Experience ongoing illness that impacts several aspects of their life including: activities of daily living, housing, finances, general health and relationships
  • Have had multiple hospital admissions
  • Need treatment support provided in their home or community
  • Have not been successful with less intensive programming
  • Have a focus on recovery
  • Can work with a team of professionals
Anyone can make a referral:
- Complete online
- Download/print
Clinical Case Management Support to individuals with serious, ongoing mental health needs

Eligibility criteria

  • Suffer from ongoing and serious mental illness
  • Have difficulty managing medication and its side effects
  • Need help coordinating multiple services
  • Need help with life skills and activities of daily living
  • Require education and counselling for themselves and their family
Anyone can make a referral:
- Complete online
- Download/print
Early Psychosis Intervention Treats individuals who may have a first episode psychosis as soon as possible

Eligibility criteria

  • Ages 14 - 35
  • Suspected of experiencing symptoms of psychosis, or has been diagnosed with a first episode of psychosis
  • Has never been treated for psychosis, or has been treated with an anti-psychotic medication for less than six months
  • Supported by a family physician willing to continue with treatment recommendations
Anyone can make a referral:
- Complete online
- Download/print
Geriatric Mental Health Ongoing follow-up support to seniors in a safe environment of their choosing, in the form of counselling, health education, advocacy, and support for family and links to community supports

Eligibility criteria

  • Ages 60 years or older
  • Suffer from serious and ongoing mental illness
  • Need help with life skills and activities of daily living
  • Need education about mental illness
  • Need help accessing appropriate services
  • Not in long-term care facilities
Anyone can make a referral:
- Complete online
- Download/print
Early Intervention Provides mental health assessment, treatment, support and education to youth aged 17-25 Anyone can make a referral:
- Complete online
- Download/print

Group Services

Program Target Referral
Senior's Wellness Seniors who want to increase knowledge related to anxiety, depression and coping skills and strategies for overall wellness Anyone
Anxiety and Panic Disorder Individuals who experience difficulties facing activities of daily living due to anxiety or phobia Anyone
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (Borderline
Personality Disorder)
Individuals who struggle to regulate emotions, impulsive behaviors (including self harm), and to manage interpersonal
relationships
Anyone
Hope Recovered (Trauma) Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder or are experiencing trauma symptoms Anyone

For Additional Information

Intake calls are answered Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and noon at 905-688-2854 ext. 7262.


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