Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Barrie - Mailing Address

Service: Human Services Justice System Program

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: 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 
Designed to help people with mental illnesses/mental disorders who come into conflict with the law * project includes Mental Health Court Support Services in Criminal Courts in Barrie, Midland, Collingwood, Orillia and Penetanguishene * Court Diversion for individuals charged with minor criminal offenses and Release from Custody services for inmates being discharged from Central North Correctional Centre in Penetanguishene * Release from Custody also assists people 16 years and older who reside in the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN who may be at risk of involvement/re-involvement in the criminal justice system
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: 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 
 
Does not service Criminal Court in Bradford - served by York Region
Hours COVID-19 Response: Office closed 
 
Regular Hours 
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Barrie ; Collingwood ; Midland ; Orillia ; Penetanguishene
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
 
Ages: 12 year(s) and up in Barrie and Orillia 
 
Youth, Young Adults, Adults with have a mental illness and/or intellectual disability or acquired brain injury who reside in Northern part of Simcoe County * must be willing to receive and participate in services specific to their needs
Application Referral - anyone can make a referral to the program (self referral, individual referral or agency referral)
Languages English ; French - Reception
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Barrie
Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-733-2113
Fax 705-733-2114
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/StartTalking1
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/StartTalking1
Primary Contact Jean Marc Pelot, Program Manager, Human Services Justice System; Phone: 705-733-2113 ext 240; Email: jmpelot@cmhastarttalking.ca
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Executive Himanshu Shah, Clinical Director; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 239; Email: hshah@cmhastarttalking.ca
Mailing Address 15 Bradford St 
Barrie, ON L4N 1W2

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