Description
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update
  • CMHA Simcoe County Branch offices are open by appointment and to distribute harm reduction supplies.
  • All services are available in a blend of in person and virtual by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text
  • 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
Community-based services that offers intensive support, rehabilitation and treatment focusing on the individual's personal recovery goals

Team is composed of a multidisciplinary group of professionals that include:
  • a psychiatrist
  • a social worker
  • a peer specialist
  • an addictions specialist
  • a recreational therapist
  • an aboriginal liaison specialist
  • an occupational therapist
  • case managers
  • registered nurses
Services offered include:
  • the capacity to offer multiple daily contacts
  • individualized treatment/counseling and goal planning
  • clinical psychiatric treatment
  • multidisciplinary therapeutic support
  • rehabilitation and treatment
  • crisis prevention, intervention and management
  • assistance coping with daily living
  • support in employment/vocational and recreational activities
  • advocacy, health promotion and teaching
  • facilitate referrals to other community resources
  • coordination of support
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Update  
Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm by appointment 
 
Regular Service 
Barrie Office: Mon-Sun 9 am-5 pm 
Crisis services: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Georgian Bay Township - South ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
  • Residents living in Collingwood, South Georgian Bay, Clearview and Wasaga Beach who are 16 years or older experiencing a serious mental illness with complex challenges requiring long term intensive treatment and support 
  • priority for people living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder and other serious mental illness
Application
  • Self referral 
  • Medical referral 
  • phone office for referral forms, forms can be faxed to fax number above 
  • contact is made through Barrie office
Languages English - some services available in French
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 Barrie Office: 705-726-5033 * referrals made through Barrie office
Toll Free Phone Simcoe County 1-800-461-4319 * referrals made through Barrie office
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 (TTY services available)
Fax 705-726-4887
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/CMHA-Simcoe-County-183178325429506
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/StartTalking1
Primary Contact Shelbie Barrer RN, Manager, Collingwood ACT Team; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 265; Email: sbarrer@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Contact John Henderson, Clinical Director; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 239; Email: jghenderson@cmhastarttalking.ca
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca

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