The Gerstein Centre provides crisis intervention to adults, living in the City of Toronto, who experience mental health problems. The Centre provides supportive counselling for immediate, crisis issues and referrals to other services for on-going, non-crisis issues. Our service is a community mental health service and is non-medical. Crisis calls of a medical nature (psychiatric assessment, severe self-harm or suicide attempts) are referred to a hospital.
The service has three aspects, telephone support, community visits and a ten-bed, short-stay residence.
All services are accessed through the crisis line, (416) 929-5200. It is preferred that anyone wishing to use the Centre's service call the crisis line personally.
A referral line, (416) 929-9897, is available for professionals who would like to refer their client to our services.
Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English
Area Served: Toronto