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Crisis LogoHuron Perth Crisis Intervention Program is available to all residents of Huron and Perth Counties.  It is a 24 hour crisis phone service, with crisis assessments, brief crisis therapy and crisis education. Crisis offers face-to-face assessments in the emergency departments of the eight hospitals in the Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance or doctor’s office and school setting.

The Huron Perth Community Treatment Order Services provides advocacy, coordination, case management and education to clients, psychiatrists and community resources.   

The Huron Perth Clinical Intensive Case Management Program provides time-limited support by a multidisciplinary team with goal-specific community treatment, and medication monitoring 7 days a week in the client’s home.   

The Huron Perth Assertive Community Treatment Team provides long-term treatment 7 days a week in the client’s home and community focusing on relapse prevention, medication monitoring, psychiatric consultation and goal-specific treatment by a multidisciplinary team.    Contact #: 1-866-527-8421 x 4815

The Huron Perth Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychosis provides assessment and treatment planning for individuals 16-50 years of age who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis, along with psychiatric consultation and treatment, case management, individual and group sessions, family support and education, and medication monitoring. Community presentations and school-based presentations are also available to promote public awareness of early intervention for the treatment of psychosis.

See brochure below for servicesoffered by the Listowel Mental Health Outpatient Services (519) 291-1320 

The Huron Perth Seniors Mental Health Program provides assessment and treatment for older adults experiencing depression, anxiety, confusion, cognitive impairment and changes in behaviour.  We serve individuals at least 65 years of age and above, with an identified mental health problem or concern (or individuals 50 years of age and above with cognitive impairment).  Contact # 1-866-527-8421 Ext. 4821

Referrals may be made by individuals for themselves, family members, friends, caregivers, health care providers, physicians, or community agencies

NP LogoThe Huron Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) Primary Care Nurse Practitioners provide primary care services to patients with mental health/addiction concerns, including the frail elderly population.  The Nurse Practitioners will act as primary care providers, working to their full scope of practice.  Services are delivered to clients of the Huron Perth Addiction and Mental Health Alliance by way of the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), as in person.  

Hours of operation are:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Evening hours are available upon request.  For program information or to request a referral form, please contact 519-527-8421  Ext. 4818. 

Outpatient Psychiatry

Psychiatrists’ practices are also located in the Special Services Unit that services the inpatient unit.  Physician referral is required for consultation in psychiatry.  Psychiatrist referral can be made by fax to 519-272-8226

Outpatient Programs

Individual counseling is offered through Mental Health Services through:

  • Psychiatric Day  & Evening Program
  • Psychological Services
  • Social Work Services

Referral can be made by individuals, physicians, health care professionals and community agencies.

Groups are offered through the Psychiatric Day & Evening Program and theListowel Mental Health Outpatient Services.  Groups include:

  • Balance Coping
  • Bi-polar Support Group
  • Healthy Opportunities for Positive Experiences Group. (H.O.P.E)
  • Clozapine Group
  • Group Therapy
  • Lifestyle Strategies Group
  • Mind Over Mood & Advanced Mind Over Mood
  • Panic & Anxiety Group
  • Introductory Skills Training/SI.N.P.L.E (Structured Integrative Psychotherapy Learned Easily)
  • Skills Training/S.I.N.P.L.E
  • Advanced Skills Training/S.I.N.P.L.E
  • Steps for Recovery
  • Stress/Anger Group
  • Thriving Lives
  • Weaving Our Voices

Specialized Services

The Eating Disorders Program provides assessment and nutrition counseling, information/resources to individuals with eating disorders.  This is a satellite program of the London Health Sciences Centre.   

Referral to the Eating Disorders Program must be made by a physician.  As part of the referral process, documentation of recent medical evaluation must be included (e.g. physical examination and laboratory investigations within the past two weeks). 

The Sexual Abuse Treatment Programprovides individual therapy for women 16 years of age and over who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.  In addition, counseling and support is provided for women who have experienced sexual assault.  Other services in the program include: education, information, resources and advocacy.

Information/ Resources are available for males who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or sexual assault.

Referrals are accepted from individuals, community agencies, and health care professionals.

There is a satellite office through the Listowel Mental Health Outpatient Services and the HPHA Community Mental Health Clinic in Seaforth