Canadian Mental Health Association. Simcoe County Branch

Site: Barrie

Service: Residential Crisis Beds

Record #: BAR2079
Last Modified: 16 May 2024
Last Full Update: 13 Dec 2023


Description (Service) Crisis beds are located in Barrie
  • 4 crisis beds available to individuals in the community who are experiencing a mental health, psychosocial or addiction related crisis
  • local and surrounding Police Services can access a crisis bed 24hrs a day as there is a fifth bed reserved for Police referrals
  • non-medical service provided
  • crisis staff work with admitted clients, providing flexible care and collaborative crisis planning, respite, medication education and supervision, relapse and Crisis prevention and safety planning, coping strategies, housing support, referrals to any ongoing community services as required, and assistance with other goals and needs
  • clients are expected to be involved in goal-setting and discharge planning with staff support
  • all other Crisis Services (Telephone, Mobiles, COAST) are available through the program
  • bed requests are triaged daily, and admissions are short-term, goal-oriented and solution-focused
For immediate mental health assistance call:
  • Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333; if your call to the crisis line is answered by an automated service, leave a message and a crisis counsellor will return your call promptly
  • Telecare: 705-726-7922
  • Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat

Service Details

Hours Residential Beds: Mon-Sun 24 hrs
Admission hours: vary
Areas Served Muskoka District ; Parry Sound District ; Simcoe County
  • Age Requirements: 16 yrs and up
  • Youth, Adults who are experiencing a mental health, addiction or psychosocial related crisis and are in need of non-medical crisis intervention
  • individuals must be medically stable
  • Referral - self, medical, agencies, police
  • following a phone assessment by the worker, the mobile service may be initiated for individuals living in the Barrie area that need someone to meet in the community to provide more intensive level of support
  • short-term crisis beds are available if required following a mobile assessment of need and prioritized due to limited access
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map Barrie, ON

Contact Information

Crisis Phone 705-728-5044, 1-888-893-8333 (TTY services available) Mon-Sun 24 hrs
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Primary Contact Kerry Dault, Program Manager Crisis Services; Phone: 705-728-5835; Email:
Alternate Contact Lynne Cheliak, Director of Community and Mental Health and Addictions; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 436; Email:

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