Canadian Mental Health Association - Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk

Site: Simcoe - Queensway St W

Service: Haldimand-Norfolk Office

Service Details
Hours Office - Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm  
Crisis Stabilization Bed Program - Mon-Sun 24 hours  
Referrals/intakes - Mon-Fri 9 am-9 pm
Areas Served Brant County ; Haldimand County ; Norfolk County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up
Application Call * no referral required for most programs 
Court Support Program - referrals can be made by family or friends, Crown Attorney, Police, Duty or Defence Counsel, community agencies or as a self-referral
Languages English
Fees Fees for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Address and Location
Located In Community Simcoe
Address & Map
395 Queensway St W
Simcoe, ON N3Y 2N4
Intersection Queensway W and Hunt St N
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Organization promotes community-based services responsible to the needs of those with mental health concerns, their family members, and the general community 
Services offered include: 
Intensive Case Management 
* Community Support Program provides intensive case management supports to people with serious and persistent mental illness 
* Specialty Case Management including concurrent disorders (mental health and addictions), complex needs (dual diagnosis / acquired brain injury), urgent needs (needing immediate, non-crisis supports), and Transition (referrals/transition from hospital 
* assists people with mental illness achieve independence 
* participation is voluntary, goal-driven and participant-directed 
Court Support Program 
* assist individuals with a mental health issue who come into contact with the criminal justice system 
* provided in partnership with the office of the Crown Attorney and provide assistance with mental health court diversion, community-based case management, as well as consultation and information 
* Indigenous Mental Health Court Support available 
Crisis Stabilization Bed Program 
* provides 6 beds in a safe and secure environment for individuals coping with an acute mental health crisis; focus is diversion from hospital and stabilization in the community. 
* stay can be up to 7 days 
Promotion and Education 
* Mental Health First Aid Certified Trainers 
* ASIST (suicide intervention) Certified Trainers 
* community mental health promotion 
Affordable Housing 
* affordable housing to low-income individuals  
* monthly rent is geared to the tenant's incomes 
* there is a waiting list for housing 
ASIST (Suicide Intervention) Training 
* conducted by certified trainers, this two-day workshop uses small and large group methods 
* provides caregivers with the skills to provide emergency, psychological first aid in situations involving suicidal ideation & behaviour 
Mental Health First Aid Training 
* is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. 
* aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague 
* program does not teach people how to be therapists 
Stress management presentations available for any group, organization or workplace
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-428-2380
Toll Free Phone 1-888-750-7778
Fax 519-428-3424
Social Media Facebook Twitter
Primary Contact Michael Benin, Executive Director; Phone: 519-752-2998 ext 102
Alternate Contact John Ranger, Assistant Executive Director; Phone: 519-428-2380 ext 203
Volunteer Coordinator Lill Petrella, Promotion and Education Facilitator; Phone: 519-752-2998 ext 112
Alternate Executive Dave Armstrong, Housing and CSB Manager; Phone: 519-428-2380 ext 204

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