We offer several different mental services for adults and youth. Each service has different eligibility requirements. Before referring, check the requirements for each service.
The Assertive Community Treatment Team is designed to help 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.
To qualify for this service, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:
We offer case management services for residents. These services focus on providing support to individuals with serious, ongoing mental health needs.
To be eligible for the Region's clinical case management services, individuals must meet the following criteria:
Psychosis refers to a loss of contact with reality. Psychosis can be treated, and many people make a good recovery, especially if they get help early.
Common symptoms of psychosis include:
To qualify for the Early Psychosis Intervention service, a person must:
If a person doesn't meet the criteria for this service, we'll provide information for other services that are available.
Referrals can be made by yourself, family member or friend, community agency or health care professional.
Research shows that family involvement supports recovery. A free family education group is available to those who are supporting a family member in the Early Psychosis Intervention service. Family members can also seek support with our program even if their child won’t engage.
This group provides an opportunity to learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment of psychosis, as well as many other helpful ways to support your loved one through their recovery process.
For more information, family and self-referrals can call 905-688-2854 ext. 7262.
We offer two streams of care for youth needing mental health treatment and support. These services are provided in your home, our office or at a location of your choice in the community. Our staff will work together with you on a plan for recovery. We can provide you with counselling, education, and support that can assist you in making choices about your life.
This service provides assessment, treatment plan and counselling for young people experiencing emerging mental health or addiction concerns. Participants must:
This service offers transition support and help navigating adult mental health system and community services. It's for young people with complex mental health or addiction issues who are moving into adult mental health and addiction services. Those eligible include:
If you have questions about someone's eligibility, speak to an intake worker at 905-688-2854 ext. 7262.
Telemedicine is a service that provides consultation appointments with a psychiatrist through secure video conferencing. It's available for people 16 years of age and older.
Video conferencing appointments can be held in our offices in Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland or through partnerships with other agencies in St. Catharines and Port Colborne.
Individuals will complete an initial assessment with a nurse or nurse practitioner before meeting the psychiatrist. Reasons for referring to this program include making a mental health diagnosis and evaluating medications.
Only physicians and nurse practitioners are able to refer to this program, and they must be willing to follow and provide the psychiatrist's treatment recommendations.
Our geriatric program provides counselling, treatment and ongoing follow-up support to seniors in a safe environment of their choosing. Program staff includes a nurse, mental health caseworker, occupational therapist and social worker who provide:
If someone you know is experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, they may be living with a mental illness:
Take a geriatric depression screening test to identify the early symptoms.
To benefit from this program, clients must be:
For children under the age of 14, visit Pathstone or call Contact Niagara at 905-684-3407.
Learn about other Niagara youth services.