Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 705-726-5033
Toll Free Phone Simcoe County 1-800-461-4319
Crisis Phone 705-728-5044 * 1-888-329-5846
Fax 705-797-2035
Website www.cmhastarttalking.ca
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Located In Community Barrie
Address 90 Mulcaster St
Barrie, ON L4M 3M5
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Intersection Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Doris Pleau-Sauve, Program Manager; Email: dpleau@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Contact Lori Howcroft, Program Manager; Email: lhowcroft@cmhastarttalking.ca
Primary Executive Valerie Grdisa, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 431; Email: vgrdisa@cmhastarttalking.ca
Alternate Executive Lynne Cheliak, Director of Community Mental Health and Addictions; Phone: 705-726-5033 ext 436; Email: lcheliak@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 
Walk-in service to assist individuals who are looking for information and/or support regarding mental health and addictions * staff will be available to discuss individual needs, provide connection to CMHA services, assist with information and referrals to other community services, and answer questions related to mental health and addictions * individuals can also call to speak to an on duty person at 705-726-5033 Ext 438 * if in crisis call the crisis line listed above
Hours COVID-19 Response: Office closed 
Regular Hours 
Walk in Service: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm * Crisis Line: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Case Management support available to individuals 16 years or older who are experiencing a serious mental illness and/or addictions
Application Walk in service
Languages English ; French - Reception ; Spanish - Reception
Fees None
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible

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