Canadian Mental Health Association - Elgin Branch

Site: St Thomas Head Office

Service: Community Mental Health Programs

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Record #: LON0043 Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2014
Contact Information
Office Phone519-633-1781
Toll Free Phone1-855-633-1781
Crisis Phone519-631-2180 * 1-888-631-2180
Primary ContactKelly Hoogstra, Program Director, Crisis Outreach and Recreational Rehabilitation; Phone: 519-633-1781 ext 142
Agency Information
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Primary ExecutiveHeather DeBruyn, Executive Director; Phone: 519-633-1781 ext 134; Email:
FundingDonations ; Provincial - MHLTC ; Provincial - SWLHIN
Agency Services
Description and Service Details
DescriptionMental health centre offering services for people with a serious mental illness

Case Management - Intensive case management services to people with a serious mental illness

Community Mental Health Clinic - Prevention, stabilization, and treatment of mental disorders * consultation with psychiatrist available through Community Mental Health Clinic for people who do not have access to specialized service in the community

Court Support - Advocacy and case coordination services to individuals with a serious mental illness, concurrent disorders, developmental disabilities, or brain injuries, and who have been charged with a criminal offense * candidates with mental health difficulties are suitable if they have a good prognosis for improvement through an established treatment plan, or if they are suffering from acute mental health symptoms

Crisis Outreach and Short Term Services Safebed Program - Provides 3 crisis beds for both men and women

Homelessness Initiative Rent Supplements - Safe, secure, supportive, affordable, permanent independent living accommodations for people with a serious mental illness

Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) - Program provides screening, assessment, treatment and follow-up to clients with first episode psychosis

Short Term Crisis Intervention - Telephone and/or mobile assistance to people who are experiencing a mental health crisis

Social Rehabilitation - Therapeutic recreation programs for people with serious mental illness * promotes participation through comprehensive psychosocial programming * provides opportunities for members to be involved in planning and operation of programs

Supportive Housing Program - Safe, secure, supportive, affordable, permanent independent living accommodations for people with a serious mental illness

Transitional Case Management (Forensic) - Transitional Case Manager facilitates and supports the transition of inpatients of forensic units through creating and supporting community placements

Services and Programs:
  • Aylmer Satellite Office
  • Elgin House Activity Centre
  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention
  • Talbot House Activity Centre
  • West Lorne Satellite Office
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Short Term Crisis Response Team: Daily 24 hours
Areas ServedElgin County
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up Adults and youth 16 years and older with a serious mental illness
Housing: adults and youth 16-65 years with a serious mental illness and able to live independently
ApplicationCall or visit * referrals from other sources accepted
FeesFree for most services
Site Information
Site LocationCentral Elgin
Located In CommunitySt Thomas
Address & Map
110 Centre St
St Thomas, ON N5R 2Z9
IntersectionCentre St and Metcalfe St
AccessibilityNot Accessible