Community Mental Health

The Goal

We provide services to individuals and families within partnering communities which support spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Traditional approaches can be incorporated according to clients’ interests and needs. Services, which will be tailored to the unique needs of each client, range from health promotion to treatment, support, and aftercare

What is a Mental Health Clinician?

A Mental Health Clinician is a health care professional who works as a mental health counsellor or advocate of a client with mental health issues such as depression, mood disorders and substance abuse. Clinicians work directly with clients rather than in a laboratory or as a researcher.

How can a Mental Health Clinician assist me?

A Mental Health Clinician may diagnose, counsel, and refer care to clients. A Mental Health Clinician can provide support, counselling, cognitive based therapy,

individualised mental health care plans, and refer to a Traditional Healer or a Psychiatrist.

The mental health team provides:

  • Individual, family, and group counseling
  • Follow-up and aftercare
  • Psychiatric referrals and consultations
  • Traditional Healers
  • Support to community front-line workers
  • Coordinated services with external agencies and health care providers
  • The mental health team can assist with:
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Mood Disorder
  • Physical or verbal abuse
  • Bullying or self-esteem concerns
  • Substance misuse (alcohol/drugs)
  • Gambling
  • Eating disorders
  • Memory loss/confusion
  • Community Education

If seeking help for mental health issues, or for more information contact our Allied Health Manager at 705-368-2182 ext. 271

If you are in crisis or need after hours support, please contact any of the following help lines:

Warm Line (6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 1-866-856-9276)

Crisis Line of Health Sciences North (24/7) 1-877-841-1101

24 Hour Sexual Assault Line 1-888-675-1323

Haven House (24 hour woman’s shelter) 705-377-5160

Telehealth (24/7) 1-866-797-0000

Kids Help Phone (24/7) 1-800-668-6868 or

UCCMM Anishnaabe Police 705-377-7135 – daytime number or dial 911

Talk4Healing (24/7 support for Aboriginal Women) 1-855-554-4325

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line (24/7) 1-855-242-3310 or at