Simcoe County, ON
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
An internationally recognized psychiatric hospital and forensics research facility located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene. Waypoint provides an extensive range of both acute and longer term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to all of Simcoe County, part of Dufferin County and the southern portion of Muskoka/Parry Sound. In addition, Waypoint provides the province’s only maximum secure forensic mental health program for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems. The hospital is recognized for the provision of exceptional care to those most needing mental health services and for its contributions to the understanding of mental illness.
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181
1-888-893-8333 (Crisis Line)
Fax: 705-549-3446
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
Area Served: Simcoe County

Programs/Services Include...

Bayview Dual Diagnosis Program
The Bayview Dual Diagnosis Program is a client centered specialty care program of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care which serves clients who have both a developmental delay and mental health needs. It is part of the Tertiary Care Division.
 
Referral needed from schedule 1 hospital, family physician, community living agency or community psychiatrist.
500 Church Street, Level 5 Toanche Building
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Georgianwood Program for Concurrent Disorders
The Georgianwood Program for Concurrent Disorders provides both an inpatient and virtual program for people living with substance use and mental health problems (concurrent disorders). The program provides specialized, evidence-based services to help client optimize health and well-being, working with each client to understand their goals and determine the best treatment and supports to achieve those goals.

The inpatient program, the only specialty integrated residential concurrent disorders program in our region, is a group-based 12-week residential treatment program based on best practice with a fully integrated curriculum that treats the addiction and the mental illness at the same time by the same team in a cohesive way. Treatment includes:
• cognitive behavioural therapy for major depression and anxiety disorders
• skills training for major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia
• Seeking Safety for concurrent post-traumatic stress disorder
• relapse prevention
• motivational interviewing and self-help group facilitation (e.g. AA, NA).

The virtual program offers evidence-based treatments to individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of mental illness and substance use. The program consists of a multidisciplinary team who provide low-intensity concurrent disorders treatment to individuals living in the community. It is designed for individuals with:

• Mild to moderate mood or anxiety disorders
• Mild to moderate substance use disorder
• Motivation for change
• The ability to commit to up to 3 hours a week for treatment
• The physical/private space to participate
• Some form of technology to access services (phone or ideally computer with internet access)

The Georgianwood Virtual Program allows clients the opportunity to access specialized services from their home, while still being able to maintain their everyday commitments.

The program allows clients the opportunity to access between 6 and 18 weeks of specialized treatment, depending on their current needs and the opportunity of having up to 3 therapeutic sessions with skilled clinicians each week. Individuals accepted into the virtual program may have access to:

• Dialectical Behavioural Therapy skills (DBT)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy skills (CBT)
• Mindfulness
• Psychoeducation about concurrent disorders
• SMART Recovery
• Relapse Prevention Skills Training and Addiction Recovery Skills
• Aftercare
• Psychiatric Consultation
500 Church Street, Toanche Building
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181
1-877-341-4729 (Toll Free)
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Geriatric Services Program
Provides community, day clinic and inpatient psychiatric assessment, consultation, recommendations and education regarding seniors with mental illness and/or dementia with behavioural complications that reside within our catchment area.
 
Referrals are received through a health care provider. If any inquiries call 705-549-3181 ext 2047
500 Church Street, Bayfield Bldg,
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x2390
Ages served: 55 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Housing Services (Homes for Special Care Program)
For adults with a psychiatric disability coming out of hospital and unable to live on their own, Housing Services is a department of the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, working to improve access to safe affordable housing and supports for people with serious mental illness. We do that in a variety of ways.
 
We are responsible for the local provision of services offered under the province-wide Homes for Special Care Program (HSC), Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The HSC Program aims to support people coming out of a psychiatric hospital who are unable to live on their own. All HSC Homes are privately owned and operated. Homes are located in various areas throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka.
 
We provide annual licencing, as well as regular inspection and monitoring of the Homes. Supports to residents include: 24 hour supervision, room and board, financial assistance for clothing, dental, medication, eye care, social recreation, transportation, and a variety of supports, on an as needed basis.
 
Housing Services also works closely with our internal and external partners to identify barriers to accessing safe affordable housing in the community.
334 King Street, Unit 2
Midland, ON, L4R 3M8 Map
705-549-3181
Ages served: 18 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Our Place Social Club
Located at the Midland Community Health Hub, Our Place is a member driven social club facilitated by PCFC staff and volunteers. It is a relaxing, supportive environment to hang out and be social with your peers. Our place offers somewhere folks can participate in activities or just socialize with friends in a caring, safe, and non-judgmental atmosphere.

There are monthly activities going on for you to join in, or lots of things that are available for you to use anytime such as crafts, games, puzzles, and computers. We also offer a great selection of books and musical instruments to enjoy in-house.

We offer a monthly members meeting to come together for club planning. The goal of the Social Club is to support and empower each of us to reach our full potential as citizens of our community.
287 Bayshore Dr., Rm 1503
Midland, ON, L4R 0H1 Map
705-526-4569
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English
Fees: None
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Patient/Client and Family Council (PCFC)
The PCFC strives to bring the voice of service users to the forefront of planning and policy tables to drive system improvements. Hearing the voices of lived experience is crucial. We can share our personal stories and help organizations to understand the good and the not so good experiences people accessing Mental Health services face.

All PCFC staff and volunteers have personal experience with the mental health or addictions system, either directly or supporting a loved one. We understand what it is like to live each day being affected by mental illness. Our number one objective is ensuring that people living with mental illness and addictions have the best quality of life, both within the hospital setting and in the community.

The Council offers resource information, support, and education to service users, providers, and are contracted by a number of organizations, to partner for system improvement both locally and at the broader regional/provincial level.
500 Church Street, A250
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x2222
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English
Fees: None
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Outpatient Services Program
A community based program providing services to individuals with a serious mental illness who live in North Simcoe.
 
Offers a broad range of services including

* Case Management;
* Treatment/Rehabilitation Service;
* Pharmacy Service;
* Psychiatric Consultation;
* Group Therapy
* Shared Care service offered at Huronia Medical Centre.
1156 St Andrews Drive
Midland, ON, L4R Map
705-526-0567
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Rehabilitation Services, Employment and Education Services
Services provided include:
* Rehabilitation Counselling covering assessment, goal setting, life planning and coordination of service network.
* Career Connections an employment readiness program covering life skills, self assessment, job search, resume writing, links to education and training and liaison with other employment services.
* The Good Scents Café prepares and serves lunch four times per week at the Our Place Social Club and provides an opportunity to gain food service skills and prepare for employment in the service sector.
* Education Services covering assessment, counselling, english language and computer literacy and math upgrading, achieving grade 12, English as a Second Language and linking to community educational services.

Can be accessed by anyone who experiences a serious mental illness and wishes services.
334 King Street, Unit 2
Midland, ON, L4R 3M8 Map
705-549-3181 x2544
Ages served: 16 years and up
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains are available to patients, staff and families on request and are part of clinical teams working with patients. You may request a visit through your doctor, nurse, or any other staff person. Chaplains are committed to providing good and appropriate spiritual and religious care.
 
A broad range of services include:

worship and sacraments;
visitation;
counselling;
spiritual assessments;
patient groups including a Native healing Circle;
multifaith information and
resourcing.
500 Church Street
Penetanguishene, ON, L9M 1G3 Map
705-549-3181 x212370554931812806
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, French
Fees: None
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Psychiatrists
Hospitals
Addictions (including Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling)
Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD)
Anger
Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Bullying
Depression
Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
Eating Disorders including Anorexia and Bulimia
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Last modified Mar 5, 2015 11:53am
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