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Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe. York Region and South Simcoe Branch. Mental health support, education and services

Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region and South Simcoe. York Region and South Simcoe Branch. Mental health support, education and services
1101 Nicholson Rd Unit 5, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C3
Sharon De Furia, Executive Assistant, ph:905-841-3977 ext 2204,
Carol Lever, Senior Director, Service, Quality and Innovation, ph:905-841-3977 ext 2211,
All of York Region and South Simcoe
Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Assists people with mental health difficulties * in most cases, clients must be 16 years or older * MOBYSS (mobile youth walk-in clinic) serves individuals aged 12-25 and some services are open to those 14 years of age (i.e. Living Life to the Full course)
Programs include: BounceBack; Community Education; Case Management; Social Recreation/Rehabilitation; Mental Health Court Support; Support for Depression; Youth Wellness; Employment Program; Group Psychiatry; Psychotherapy, Emergency Room Diversion; Assertive Community Treatment; Early Psychosis Intervention; MOBYSS (mobile youth walk-in clinic);

Telemedicine Program : patients to see their doctor or specialist via a live and secure video connection
* Patients travel to a local CMHA-YR Telemedicine Studios in Alliston, Aurora, Markham or Vaughan
* Saves the time and cost of traveling further to see a doctor
* onsite nurse available to help with assessments
* Doctors bills service charge through OHIP
* Quick Dermatologist referrals and recommendations;

Living Life to the Full : an 8-week course that provides effective tools to maximize ability to manage life's challenges
* a group-based course based on the principles of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) which focuses on understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviours work together to impact well-being
* each 90 minute session focuses on a different topic, such as understanding unhelpful thoughts, engaging in enjoyable activities, coping with anger, and solving daunting problems
* Living Life to the Full is intended for all ages;

workshops provide information regarding mental health and illness, guidance on responding respectfully and effectively to those struggling with mental health issues, coping mechanisms, and workplace responsibilities in relation to mental health
* Mental Health First Aid, Workplace Wellness, Resilient Minds in Tough Times, Seniors and Depression, Mental Health Works and more
Programs have an intake process * call for details
English - Reception, Website, Interpretation, Programs, Publications; French - Interpretation, Programs; Italian - Interpretation, Programs; Spanish - Interpretation, Programs; Arabic - Interpretation, Programs; Punjabi - Interpretation, Programs; Russian - Interpretation, Programs; Urdu - Interpretation, Programs; Hindi - Interpretation, Programs; Interpretive Services - Interpretation; Chinese (Mandarin) - Interpretation, Programs; Farsi - Interpretation, Programs; Tamil - Interpretation, Programs; Chinese (Cantonese) - Interpretation, Programs - strong focus on cultural competency * organization taking steps to ensure many cultures and languages are represented among staff * Interpretive services available for all programs
None - some exceptions apply ; fees for workshops such as Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Fully Accessible - Sites in Newmarket (primarily administrative), Aurora, Alliston, Markham and Concord/Vaughan. All sites fully accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Easy access to elevator in multi-level site; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
Other Provincial Government; Non Profit; United Way