Mental Health

Program Overview: 

The Mental Health Program offers a wide range of in-patient and out-patient services designed to provide the highest quality of care in the least restrictive and most effective setting. Psychiatrists, social workers and nurses provide a diverse mix of clinical services to patients with mental illnesses.

Services: 

Programs include:

The Mental Health Unit (MHU) is a 20 bed acute care unit for adults who are 18 years of age or older who are in acute psychiatric distress. The health care team works with the patient and their families to provide short term assessments, consultations, treatment, stabilization and discharge planning. Individuals seeking a psychiatric admission can speak with their family physician, call our local crisis line (705-264-3003 or 1-888-340-3003), or present to their local emergency department.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program (CAMHP) is an acute care unit for youth who are 17 years of age or younger who are in acute psychiatric distress. Working in collaboration with North Eastern Ontario Child and Family Services (NEOFACS), this 4 bed unit provides in-patient treatment to adolescents at risk of harming themselves or others, or struggling with acute symptoms of mental illness. Youth requiring a psychiatric admission can speak with their family physician, call our local crisis line (705-264-3003 or 1-888-340-3003), speak with their school nurse, or present to their local emergency department.

The Outpatient Mental Health Program (OPMH) provides brief therapy and educational programs to clients coping with mental illness. Nurses and social workers work with the individual to set goals for therapy and utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions to help individuals reach their goals. Trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy, our clinicians accept referrals from physicians or primary care practitioners within the Cochrane District, and from the Timmins and District Hospital's Crisis Team.

The Crisis Team is a 24 hour, 7 days/week service available to individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The Crisis Team assesses individuals presenting to the Timmins and District Hospital's Emergency Department seeking assistance, and can assist with connecting individuals with services that may meet their needs. The Timmins and District Hospital also has a 24 hour, 7 days/week crisis line service that individuals can access by calling 705-264-3003 or 1-888-340-3003.

The Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Phobia Program is a solution focused group providing participants with the opportunity to develop the strategies needed to manage their anxiety in a non-threatening and supportive environment. The program consists of 10 weekly 2 hour sessions. Self-referrals are accepted by contacting the OPMH department at 705-267-6315.

The Transitional Care Program (TCP) is a teaching program that is provided in a small group setting that promotes healthy lifestyles and positive coping skills to clients coping with an acute or serious mental illness. There are three one-hour sessions per day offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 0900 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and one two hour session held on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00a.m. Self-referrals are accepted by contacting the OPMH department at 705-267-6315.

The Eating Disorders Program is a community based assessment, coordination and treatment program. The program offers services to children, adolescents and adults suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia and mixed syndromes, and their families. Self-referrals are accepted by contacting the OPMH department at 705-267-6315.

The Community Treatment Order (CTO) Program provides individuals with serious mental illness a comprehensive plan of community based treatment or care and supervision that is less restrictive than being detained in a psychiatric facility. The Mental Health Act lists specific criteria that need to be met to issue or renew a CTO. Please contact the CTO coordinator for more information at 705-267-6315.

The Timmins and District Hospital provides psychiatric consultation and follow-up on an out-patient basis through the Outpatient Mental Health Department (OPMH).

Referral Information: 

Referrals are accepted from physicians or primary care practitioners within the Cochrane District, and from the Timmins and District Hospital's Crisis Team.

Location: 

Mental Health Program
700 Ross Avenue East 
Main Floor
Timmins, ON
P4N 8P2

Contact Us: 

The TADH Mental Health Service manager is available for feedback, suggestions, or inquiries regarding the above services. You can contact:

Vicky Bernard
Manager of Mental Health Services
Tel: Out-patient (705) 267-2131 ext. 6315

Crisis Line: 705-264-3003

Toll-free Crisis line: 1-888-340-3003