Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-726-5033
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-4319
Fax 705-719-0908
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
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Located In Community Barrie
Address 128 Anne St S
Barrie, ON L4N 6A2
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Intersection Anne St and Tiffin St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Lynne Cheliak, Director of Community Mental Health & Addictions; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 436; Email: lcheliak@cmhastarttalking.ca
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Response 
* CMHA Simcoe County Branch has closed all offices to in-person services for clients, families and the public 
* all services are available virtually by secure email, voice, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) or text  
* Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Early Psychosis Intervention programs are continuing as usual  
If you require immediate mental health assistance, please call: 
Mental Health Crisis Line (Mon-Sun 24 hours): 705-728-5044 or 1-888-893-8333 
Telecare: 705-726-7922 
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 or text CONNECT to 686868 to chat 
Regular Service 
Promotes mental health through community education, prevention, and rehabilitation programs as well as provides assessment services to substance misusing and gambling clients (12 years and older) * can provide resource people for public speaking and a library of books and videos for viewing by the public and professional practitioners * can support those enrolled in the Back on Track Program but only once registration has been completed through Back on Track * see separate listing BAR2600 
Mental Health Programs 
Programs include Intensive Case Management, Outreach, Brief Service and Housing Support Services, two Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Human Services and Justice System Project (HSJS) which includes Court Support Services and Release from Custody Services, RSVP (Recreational, Social, Vocational, Peer Support), Early Psychosis Intervention Services, Community Awareness program, Volunteer Program and Self Help Groups * Crisis Services include the Mental Health Crisis Line, Mobile Crisis Response System, and Residential Crisis Beds (CARAH House)  
Addiction Services 
Addiction services include 'Umbrellas' a program for pregnant women who abuse substances * medical services for clients provided through a Nurse Practitioner * provides counselling for clients with a substance abuse problem as well as for people experiencing problems with gambling and supportive counselling for others affected by it * services include referral of substance abusing youth to youth outpatient treatment program and referral of adults to appropriate inpatient treatment programs 
Annual Christmas Gift Campaign 
Gifts are distributed to approximately 1100 people living with mental health or addiction issues residing in special care homes, nursing homes and in the community at large * donations of new unwrapped gifts such as winter hats, gloves, shampoo, socks, toothpaste, hand lotion and sweets accepted at office 
Member of the North Simcoe Muskoka Community Support Services Coalition * National Mental Health Week is in May each year
Hours COVID-19 Response: Office is closed 
Regular Hours 
Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County - services within the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN region
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) and up 
Youth * Young Adults * Adults * Substance Use age 12 * EPI 14yrs * Mental Health services 16 yrs and up
Application Referral - self, professional, family, friends * call for an appointment
Languages English ; French - some services available in French * have some French speaking staff
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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