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.
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 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 (EDP) offers assessment, treatment and care planning to children, adolescents and adults.
The referral form must be completed by your doctor or nurse practitioner. To access the referral form or for further information please call 705-267-6315.
Adults (17 years and 6months old and above): Time limited treatment will be offered, if appropriate.
Children and Adolescents: Care planning will be offered, if appropriate. North Eastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services delivers counselling and therapy services to children and youth. Please visit their webpage for further details.
The following Eating Disorders Program resources may be of assistance. The resources are for education purposes only. PDF Document
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).
The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, also known as OSP, brings help to those who are struggling with mild to moderate anxiety, depression and anxiety related concerns. This program offers a number of service options and is available to anyone over the age of 18.
All referrals begin at Health Sciences North (HSN) as the lead agency, and services are delivered by a number of partner agencies across the Northeast to keep care closer to home.
For more information and ways you can refer to the service please visit neosp.ca. If you are unsure if this service is right for you, please speak to your health care provider or give us a call.
Referrals are accepted from physicians or primary care practitioners within the Cochrane District, and from the Timmins and District Hospital's Crisis Team.
Mental Health Program
700 Ross Avenue East