I Need Mental Health and Addictions Support

We’re here for you.

When you or someone you know is in need of care for mental health and/or addictions, we have many supports available to ensure you’re getting the care you need.

If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency department.

Crisis support

If you are in crisis and looking for support, call the local Crisis Line at 705-728-5044 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Crisis Services offers 24hr telephone support to assist individuals, community agencies, and emergency services – to work through the resolution of identified issues and challenges. The team can assist with service navigation, and provide information about resources available in the community.

Crisis Services can provide face-to-face support in the community for situations that may require a more direct response.  This is assessed and coordinated by the team and can be explored by contacting the Crisis Line directly.

The Crisis Line is confidential, except when imminent risks are identified and there is a need for emergency service or further intervention.

Call the local Crisis Line at 705-728-5044 – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The COAST teams include mental health and addictions professionals, partnered with a police officer. The team connects with individuals who are at risk of crisis or frequently experience crisis, due to challenges regarding mental health and/or addiction. Through assessment and intervention, the team provides support, resource connection, de-escalation, crisis resolution, consultation and recommendations to police and other community partners and resources

To inquire about or make a referral to our COAST services please contact the crisis line (1-888-893-8333 or 705-728-5044).  Referrals are assessed and facilitated by the crisis team.

Adult Mental Health Crisis Services provides immediate intervention and mental health assessments to individuals presenting in the Emergency Department with mental health concerns or crisis. This includes providing mental health and risk assessments, clinical impressions, health teaching, collaborating with the interprofessional emergency department care team, and referral to resources within the RVH or the community for additional support as required.

Learn More: RVH Adult Mental Health Program.

Offering assistance to victims in the aftermath of a crime or tragedy. Staff and crisis response volunteers work around the clock to respond with emotional support, practical services and assistance in applying for emergency financial relief where applicable.

Learn More: Victim Services of Simcoe County.

Local Services

This is not a 24-hour crisis service. Persons requesting service will be contacted within two business days of calling.

Crisis Response Network Coordination provides support to youth or adults age eighteen or older, with a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental health needs or challenging behaviour, experiencing a crisis.

You may self-refer by calling the Crisis Response Coordinator at (705) 733-3227 ext. 2334, or the Program Assistant at ext. 2232.

 

Barrie and Area OHT - Mental Health Support - Group

Providing a full care system for those with addictions and mental health issues from youth to adults to seniors. Offering programs to help individuals and families to lead lives filled with meaning and promise.

To access services offered or for more information, call 705-726-5033.

RAAM is a walk-in clinic for those 16 years of age and older looking to make changes with their use of substances. With no wait list to access services, RAAM clinics offer a non-judgmental, safe place to begin the journey of recovery. The service provides a foundation and is intended to support the individual through the early stages of their recovery journey.

Clinic location in Barrie:
RVH Community Care Centre
70 Wellington St. W.,
Lower Level

Learn More: North Simcoe Muskoka RAAM

Delivering counselling and therapeutic programs to Mamaway patients. Patients can access 1:1 counselling to support an overall goal of improved health and wellness. Call the clinic to book an intake at 705-721-9554.

Learn More: Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin

Support for Indigenous individuals and families impacted by substance use (including opioid addiction) – as well as referrals for community programs and services that help with addictions, withdrawal and recovery. Call the Barrie clinic to access these services at 705-721-9554.

Learn More: Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin

Free, culturally based, face-to-face CBT for Indigenous adults experiencing depression, anxiety and the effects of trauma. You can self-refer to the program or a health care provider can refer you on your behalf. To connect with the program, call 1-877-341-4729 ext. 2883.

Learn More: Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin

A voluntary self-referred service suitable for clients wanting to withdraw from drugs and alcohol. The service helps individuals 16 years of age and older begin their recovery in a safe and therapeutic environment with an average overnight stay of 3 – 5 days. Call 705-728-4226 to inquire if a bed is available.

Learn More: Residential Withdrawal Management Service

Providing clinical assessment and intervention to some of our most complex and high-risk children and youth. Services are provided in the areas of Child and Youth Mental Health, Autism and Forensic Mental Health/Youth Justice.

For services, please call Central Intake at 1-888-454-6275

Learn More: Kinark Child and Family Services

New Path offer a full-range of counselling and therapy services in-person, by phone and virtually.

Learn More: New Path

Sharing accurate, up-to-date information about health services across North Simcoe Muskoka, NSM Healthline has a number of resources available for mental health and addictions support. To view the full database of services, visit nsmhealthline.ca

Barrie and Area OHT - Mental Health Support - ConnexOntario Helpline

ConnexOntario provides service information for people experiencing problems with gambling, drugs, alcohol, or mental health. Helpful, supportive system navigation specialists answer all calls, emails or web chat requests 24/7.

1-866-531-2600

Frequently Asked Questions

Mental illness is experienced by 1 in 3 Canadians during their lifetime. Many Canadians are affected by it either directly or indirectly through family, friends or colleagues. Learn more about mental illness, its risk factors, symptoms and treatment here.

Naloxone (pronounced na-LOX-own) is a fast-acting drug used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. Naloxone can restore breathing within 2 to 5 minutes.

While naloxone is only active in the body for 20 to 90 minutes, the effects of most opioids last longer. This means that the effects of naloxone are likely to wear off before the opioids are gone from the body, which causes breathing to stop again. So it is important to call for emergency medical attention. Naloxone may need to be used again, depending on the amount, type, or how the opioids were taken (for example: oral, injection).  

Naloxone is available without a prescription and can be picked up at most pharmacies or local health authorities. It is available in an injection or a nasal spray format.

It can be hard to talk to someone you love about their drug or alcohol use but it is important. Substance use, like drugs and alcohol, can have negative effects on someone’s life and the lives of those around them. Family and friends are an important support system for someone who is looking for help.

The Government of Canada offers helpful information and tools to help you start the conversation with your loved one.

Health811

Connecting you to non-urgent health advice and information from a registered health care worker.

Call 811 or visit Health811.

211 Ontario

Connecting you to non-emergency community programs and social services.

Call 211 or visit 211 Ontario.