CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming deemed essential service; providing community supports in different ways
Amid public health concerns related to COVID-19, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Cochrane-Timiskaming has been deemed an essential service by the Ontario government. Although our office remains closed to the public, we are ensuring community mental health and addictions supports are safely available by providing programs, services and information online and over the phone as this situation develops.
In accordance with social distancing measures outlined by public health agencies, CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming has recently altered service delivery to protect public health and safety, pivoting services and information sharing to virtual or other means so individuals in need of mental health and addictions supports can continue to get the help they need.
To protect clients and staff while continuing to support the community, CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming will continue to provide the following services by telephone until further notice:
- Addictions Services (Timiskaming only)
- Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)
- Note: Medication support visits are still being provided
- Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)
- Concurrent Disorders (Timmins only)
- Crisis Intervention
- Note: Crisis telephone lines are active 24/7 to support individuals in need
- Development Disabilities (DDS)
- Early Intervention Psychosis (EIP)
- Housing Support
- Justice Support Services
- Mental Health Case Management
- Occupational Therapy
- Peer Support Program
- Primary Care
- Note: Some primary care services (e.g. injections) are still being provided in office and community
- Psychiatry Services
- Seniors Mental Health Program
For essential services not possible online or by telephone, arrangements will be made with each client to ensure the service can still be provided safely and in accordance with public health recommendations. This includes, but may not be limited to injections, medication support visits, some housing support services, some primary care services, and RAAM (Rapid Access Addictions Medicine) Clinic (Timiskaming only).
If you or someone you care for is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call:
CMHA Crisis Line (24/7)
Toll Free: 1-888-665-8888
If you have any questions about our services or have a non-urgent request, please reach out to your local CMHA office at one of the following numbers – (8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday):
Timmins — 705-267-8100 ext 0
Kirkland Lake — 705-567-9596 ext 0
New Liskeard/Englehart — 705-647-4444 ext 0
For more information or to see our most recent communication, visit our website and social media pages:
Facebook: CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming
The Warm Line and Peer Crisis Support Services line is also available from 6pm – 12am, 7 days a week by calling 1-866-856-9276(WARM). They provide non-crisis and crisis telephone support from a recovery and peer informed perspective. The support line is answered by individuals with lived experience with mental health concerns, addiction, and/or trauma.
The following provincial resources are also available to support anyone with mental health concerns:
As this public health situation develops, CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming will continue to inform clients and the community of further changes to programs and services as they occur. Stay up to date by visiting https://cmhact.ca/.