COVID-19 Mental Health and Addictions Supports

24 HOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTIONS PHONE SUPPORT

Distress Center Durham 1-800-452-0688 or 905-430-2522
Durham Mental Health Services 1-800-742-1890
Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
Pinewood’s 24/7 crisis line for substance use:
905-721-4747 ext. 31208 or toll free 1-888-881-8878

Overdose Prevention Line: 1-888-853-8542
Grenfell Ministries Overdose Prevention Line (O.P.L) is a number you can call if you are about to use drugs and are located in Ontario. This is a peer development initiative, and your call will be answered without judgment. You will be asked for your code (which is comprised of the first 2 letters of your first name, the first 2 letters of your last name, and the last two digits of your date of birth), your location and a few questions in relation to anonymous data collection, no personal data that can be used to identify you will be collected or stored.

The operator will stay with you on the phone line while you use drugs, in the event that they receive no response after administration of narcotics the operator will call 911 and alert them to a possible overdose at the location you had given.

The Line is now open 24/7
You can call us if you are about to use drugs or if you are in need of harm reduction supplies or assistance with at home detoxing.
For more information :
https://www.grenfellministries.org/overdose-prevention-line

PRIDE line
1 (855) 87-PRIDE (77433)
•Mental Health/Distress Support for LGBTQ community
•Open 6 pm to 10 pm


Aids Committee of Durham Region (ACDR) Harm Reduction 115 Simcoe Street South.

ACDR’s harm reduction program has resumed at their office located at
115 Simcoe Street South. These services can be accessed Monday-Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Harm reduction supplies, kits, naloxone, and fentanyl testing kits are available. For more information please contact Kayla at harmreduction@aidsdurham.com

  • Phone and Virtual Supports
  • Day Programs
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan
  • Recovery College

Canadian Mental Health Association Durham (CMHA-Durham)August 18th 2020

The building is open Monday to Friday 9-noon and 1-3:30pm. We are screening all visitors and directing at-risk individuals to be tested for COVID-19. All visitors are required to wear a cloth face mask which are provided at the screening station.

We continue to accept and triage referrals from all sources.

We are providing virtual case management and support services as per
the direction of the Ministry of Health. The purpose of this type of service is to support physical distancing and minimizing contact with COVID19.

We continue to provide high-quality care while ensuring the safety of our clients and caregivers, front-line providers, and our community.

We are providing medical appointments with our Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic (NPLC) for any members of the vulnerable community who does not have access to a primary care provider. The clinic can be reached at 1-844-436-8760.
Our Nurse Practitioner led clinic is providing medical supports to Mission United (Simcoe Street United Church – 66 Simcoe Street South, Oshawa) a collaboration amongst existing service providers who work with the unsheltered population in Oshawa to provide essential low-barrier services in one accessible location, delivered by trusted providers during the COVID-10 Pandemic. More details here
https://oshawaexpress.ca/community-groups-team-up-tohelpunsheltered/

Our onsite Bond Street Pharmacy is open Monday to Friday 9-noon and 1-3pm
Two psychiatrists are available for consults via our NPLC and a third
psychiatrist is following ACT clients

CMHA Recovery College

CMHA Durham’s Recovery College has gone online! There is a new course catalogue and information about how to join Google Classroom on our website. These include online courses in wellness planning and coping with fatigue.
New Courses will be launched every Tuesday that will offer supports to individuals during this Pandemic. Anyone can sign up for free.
https://cmhadurham.ca/services/recovery-college-wellness-centre/

Lakeridge Health, Mental Health, and Pinewood CentreJuly 13th, 2020

Please note that Pinewood Community Treatment offices remain closed and Pinewood’s support line is available 24/7.
• Outpatient mental health services, Pinewood Centre and Child Youth and Family Program services are provided virtually, through telephone and Microsoft Teams.
• Residential withdrawal management program are now re-opened with limited capacity for safety during the pandemic. There will be 8 beds open at this time and priority will be given to individuals who are medically stable and experiencing active withdrawal.
• New clients are being admitted into all outpatient services.
• Reminder of our new centralized access line for community mental health and Pinewood Centre: 905-721-4747.
• Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) is re-opening for in-person new client assessments on May 7 2020 at the 300 Centre Street location. Appointments only. Please call 905-721-4747 ext 37226 to leave a message and calls to returned same day. Follow up remains virtual.

Lakeridge Health, Ajax Outpatient Services Virtual Psychoeducational Group Program Updated October

Effective Tuesday October 13, 2020 the Lakeridge Health, Ajax Outpatient Staff will be providing a virtual psycho-educational group program for
individuals suffering with mental health issues.

Referrals can be made by a psychiatrist or physician in the community
who has clients that may benefit from support, counseling and psychoeducation. Priority will be given to Ajax Lakeridge Inpatients and
Crisis referrals; a waitlist will be generated if necessary.

We will be providing the same format of services that we have in the past.
Clients will start in the Day Hospital program with daily support Monday
to Friday, and then progress to the Day Treatment program when less support is required. Individual phone support will also be provided to individuals who are attending the virtual groups.

Day Hospital – Monday to Friday daily virtual groups for 3 weeks
Day Treatment, Phase One – Monday, Wednesday, Friday virtual groups
for 3 weeks
Day Treatment, Phase Two – Tuesday, Thursday virtual groups for 3 weeks

Community Care Durham (CCD) Mental Health SupportsJuly 13th, 2020

COPE is a community mental health service offering emotional support to adults aged 16 and older, with emotional and/or mental health concerns. COPE accepts referrals from a wide variety of community sources. Self referrals are welcome. Once a referral is processed, an assessment is completed to determine service initiation. There is no fee for COPE
services.

During this current COVID-19 situation this essential service is being offered online and by telephone. The Downloadable Referral Form is available here on the CCD website at http://communitycaredurham.on.ca/health-wellness/mental-healthsupport-groups/.

Questions about this service can be directed to the local CCD office – see http://communitycaredurham.on.ca/about-us/contact-us/

Salvation Army
45 King Street Oshawa
July 13th, 2020

The Salvation Army Oshawa Community & Family Services is still in operation but with reduced programming. All counselling sessions are now being done via zoom conferencing or by phone.
All group programs are on hold for the time being.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND OTHERS

Ontario Shores – Health Care Worker Assist Service (HCWAssist)

HCWAssist will provide virtual, rapid access to services for all health care workers, to provide skills that enhance resilience and reduce symptom burden, delivered over a 4-6 week period. An Intake Clinician will assess the individual’s needs and offer a plan of care utilizing a variety of services which may include system navigation, crisis planning or brief therapy intervention.The clinic is open to any health care worker over the age of 18 who meets the criteria for service.

Health care workers can self-refer or refer through their Primary Care
Practitioner to Ontario Shores’ Central Intake at 1.877.767.9642, calling
crisis at 1.800.263.2679 or visit www.ontarioshores.ca/hcwassist for more
information.

BounceBack

This is a guided self-help program for adults and youth aged 15 and over using workbooks with online videos and phone coaching support. To access, visit bouncebackontario.ca for more information or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Big White Wall

This is a free online mental health support network for Ontarians 16+. Connect with others and share how you’re feeling. Whether facing daily challenges or major events, help is available. Learn new ways to take on life’s challenges. For more information or to access, visit https://www.bigwhitewall.com

Helplines/Online Supports

Kids Help Phone
1-800-668-6868
24/7 virtual support service offering professional counselling, information and referrals as well as volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French at 1-800-668-6868.
Crisis Text Line
To access: text 741741 and type Front Line in the message box
This is an extension of the Kids Help Phone for people of all ages to
provide 24/7 support by text. It provides a targeted support for frontline workers. You will be connected with a trained crisis counsellor on a secure platform that is confidential and anonymous. To access: text
741741 and type Front Line in the message box
ConnexOntario
1-866-531-2600
For assistance in accessing other mental health and addictions services in Ontario for those over 18, contact ConnexOntario, Ontario’s mental health, addictions
and problem gambling help line at 1-866-531-2600.
Good2Talk
www.good2talk.ca
Good2Talk is a free, confidential mental health support service
providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to postsecondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. Learn more at www.good2talk.ca.
Addictions Counselling
12-Step Recovery Meetingshttps://zoom.us/j/6721499373

To respond to the growing need for community and support during this time, below are the details on 12-step recovery meetings for all addictions:
Every Tuesday at 12:30 pm EST 
Every Thursday at 12:30 pm EST

Sunday evening at 7 pm EST
 
Click this link to join the meeting:
 https://zoom.us/j/6721499373
 
Please share this group and this zoom link to those in need of a home group during this time.

Addiction Counselling
(Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation)
https://caccf.ca/

This website is offering free unlimited addiction counselling via instant messaging and or video chat.

CACCF- https://caccf.ca/
CLICK TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT THE FIRST AVAILABLE COUNSELLOR WILL RESPOND. This service is all free, and no limitations.

Self Care

“Being Resilient During Coronavirus”
https://www.rickhanson.net/being-resilient-during-coronavirus/

Here are 2 opportunities to practice mindfulness – both are facilitated by experts. They can be used by to staff; colleagues, clients/families, and anyone else that comes to mind.
These are also being posted on Ontario Tech’s website.
1) Opportunity to join in weekly mindfulness practice groups through ZOOM – you can join with or without video

Tuesday evening – 7 pm: https://satipanna.com/programs-and-events/weekly-mindfulness-meditation/
Monday evenings: https://www.truepeace.ca/

2) Free daily mindfulness practice with a group, led by world renowned experts – you sign up – here is the link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aa4af29ab9-free

Once you’ve signed up, you will receive an email confirmation.