Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
 
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat 
 
Regular Service 
Provides services to anyone, including concerned family members or friends, affected by the problem of alcohol, drug use or gambling * services include counselling, case management and follow-up after assessment * assessment process lasts approximately three to four sessions, and follow-up and support will go on as long as necessary * acts as an information centre regarding addictions * Assertive Community Treatment Team South Georgian Bay 
 
Designated by Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as the agency for gambling outpatient treatment
Service Details
Public Comments COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
 
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat
Hours COVID-19 Response: Office closed 
 
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
 
Youth * Young Adults * Adults
Application Call for an appointment * referrals accepted from self, professional, family, friends
Languages English ; French - Website, Interpretation, Interpretation - informal
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
186 Erie St, Suite 101
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4T3
 
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Intersection Niagara St and Erie St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone Collingwood Office 705-444-2558 (no secretarial services, leave message on machine and counsellor will return call) 
 
Barrie Office: 705-726-5033
Toll Free Phone Barrie Office: 1-800-461-4319
TTY Phone 705-445-1658
Fax 705-443-5419
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/StartTalking1
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/starttalking1
Primary Contact Lori Howcroft, Program Manager; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 349; Email: lhowcroft@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Contact Shelbie Barrer, Program Manager; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 265; Email: sbarrer@cmhastarttalking.ca
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Executive Meredith Fryia, Program Manager; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 311; Email: mfryia@cmhastarttalking.ca

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