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Mental Health Services

Outpatient Mental Health

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Services, formally Community Mental Health Services (CMHS), has been in operation since 1987 with a mandate to provide treatment from moderate to serious mental illness.

Our philosophy is rooted in the Recovery Model of Care. Our goal is to alleviate psychological distress and to support individuals to live meaningful lives, by developing the skills and supports needed to choose, obtain, and keep valued roles in the community, maintain healthy relationships, and care for their mental and physical health.

We are a multidisciplinary team made up of Psychiatrists, Psychotherapists, Mental Health Therapists, and Clerical Support with backgrounds in social work, gerontology, child and youth, addictions, occupational therapy, and nursing. 

We offer the following treatment services:

  • Individualized treatment and /or group programs (please see Group Programs for further description).
  • Perinatal and postpartum consultations and treatment.
  • Inpatient geriatric consultations and treatment.
  • Other Group Programming as needed.

Virtual Group Programming

4-week Self Care Psychoeducational Virtual Group 

This psychoeducational program is a 1-hour weekly group for 4 weeks. Topics covered are healthy boundaries, sleep hygiene/nutrition, exercise/mindfulness, and growth mindset/self-compassion. 

5-week Anxiety/Depression Psychoeducational Virtual Group 

This psychoeducational program is a 1-hour weekly group for 5 weeks.  Topics covered are: challenging automatic thoughts/thought records, core beliefs, understanding depression, and anxiety, tracking moods, alternative or balanced thinking, acceptance, and action plans. 

4-week Relationship Psychoeducational Virtual Group 

This psychoeducational program is a 1-hour weekly group for 4 weeks.  Topics covered are: healthy/unhealthy relationships, boundaries, assertiveness/effective communication, and developing skills to manage relationship ups and downs. 

Crisis Services (Emergency Department)

Our Crisis services, in collaboration with the Emergency Department, offers urgent mental health risk assessments that may result in a transfer to inpatient services for a psychiatric assessment at one of our regions Schedule 1 facilities; RVH, OSMH, or Waypoint or you may be discharged home with referrals to community supports and resources.

Crisis Clinic (Outpatient)

Our crisis clinic is offered to those individuals who present to our Emergency Department experiencing a situational or mental health crisis, does not require a hospital admission, and may be supported in our outpatient crisis clinic for time-limited brief counseling and support.

MHRU (Community Based)

Our Mental Health Response Unit (MHRU) is a ride-along outreach support partnering with our local OPP in Wasaga Beach and Collingwood areas, to support individuals in the community living with a moderate to severe mental illness.

Population Served

We serve individuals 16+ who are experiencing a primary concern with a moderate to severe mental illness, which include but are not limited to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety / Panic Disorders, Dementia, and other forms of neurocognitive disease. We support individuals who may have a substance use disorder as a secondary presenting problem.

Access to Service

Physician referral required for psychiatric assessment through attached referral form here.


Crystal Bell, Manager Mental Health Services (705) 444-6600 ext:7227

Dr. A Josiukas, Chief of Psychiatry (705) 444-6600

Youth Mental Health Resource Directory

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Pride Collingwood Virtual Event 2021

Please see the link below for the Mental Health team's panel during Pride Collingwood's Virtual Event.

Panel: Access to healthcare and the impact of the pandemic on mental health for the LGBTQ+ Community.

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

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