Mental Health

If you need someone to talk to, are struggling with your mental health or addiction, or need to be connected to mental health services please call the Huron Perth Helpline and Crisis Response Team at 1-888-829-7484.

Crisis Programs

Huron Perth Helpline & Crisis Response Team

The Huron Perth Helpline & Crisis Response Team is available to all residents of Huron and Perth Counties, who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

The Huron Perth Helpline & Crisis Response Team offers crisis assessments, brief crisis therapy, education regarding mental health and addiction services, and treatment referrals.

This service is offered both through a helpline and in-person assessments and the hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The phone number for the Huron Perth Helpline & Crisis Response Team is 1-888-829-7484

Face-to-face assessments are offered in the following locations in Huron and Perth Counties:

• Hospital emergency departments (Goderich, Seaforth, Clinton, Wingham, Listowel, Exeter, Stratford, and St. Mary’s)
• Homes and communities
• Schools
• Doctor's offices

Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT)

The Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) works in collaboration with Police Partners including Stratford Police Services and Huron County OPP and Perth County OPP.

MCRRT provides immediate on-site assessment with police, of a person in crisis, while attempting to deescalate and stabilize the person in crisis and/or provide support to family or loved ones involved.

The service is a combined Embedded Live Response and Embedded Follow-up Response model. MCRRT partners with Police to respond to live calls or complete follow-up from previous calls as requested.

This service reduces the burden on emergency and acute mental health services by providing immediate crisis de-escalation and connection to appropriate care.

Request for this service are completed through Police dispatch by calling 9-1-1 or non-emergency phone numbers.

Transition Bed Program

The Transition Bed Program supports individuals coping with a mental health crisis in Huron or Perth County.

Transitional Case Workers support the Transition Bed Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Transitional Case Workers are mental health professionals who work with the client and community supports to create and implement a plan for enhanced stability to meet urgent needs in a safe, therapeutic environment.

The goals of this program are to:
  • Provide short term (approximately 3-7 days) recovery-focused goal-based support
  • Provide an appropriate response level to situational crisis involving individuals who are experiencing mental health, addictions and/or criminal justice system involvement
  • Reduce unnecessary admissions to Inpatient Mental Health units
  • Reduce hospital readmissions associated with situational crisis


The Transition bed program is a non-medical program that offers a safe and therapeutic environment for individuals who:
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Are in a self-identified crisis such as homelessness, mental health or addiction issues, involvement in the criminal justice system and/or suicidal ideation with no plan
  • Agree to work on recovery focused goals
  • Agree to take their medication as prescribed and are able to obtain and administer their own medication, if applicable
  • Are able to attend to Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) (example: mobility [ability to climb stairs], personal hygiene)
  • Consent to an in-person assessment after the referral form has been completed


  • Referrals can be made by individuals, physicians, health care professionals and community agencies.
  • Individuals, please call 519-482-3440 ext. 6296 to make a referral. 
  • Transition Bed Program Referral Form 

Contact Information

Phone: 519-482-3440 ext. 6296 
Fax: 519-482-8510