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Mental Health/Counselling Guide

Newcomers Centre of Peel

· Newcomer Centre of Peel is a “multi-service” agency serving the needs of Canadian newcomers.

· The NCP offers counselling services to newcomers in 3 forms:

  • Through their Refugee Resettlement Services, refugees find access to mental health support/resources in over 10 languages, including Arabic.

  • The NCP also partners with the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to provide resettlement services, which include counselling and general healthcare, to newcomer families.

  • Through their funded parenting program, they aim to promote family wellness and best parenting practices or newcomer families.

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

· The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital for treatment, care, and rehabilitation. The centre has 3 locations that service patients including their 24/7 emergency department.

· The following is some of the services/programs patients can find at CAMH:

  • Clinical Laboratory & Diagnostic Services.

  • Intensive Integrated Day Treatment for mood, anxiety, trauma, and addictions.

  • Therapeutic Brain Intervention service for difficult to treat psychiatric disorders.

  • Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorder Services for 14–24-year-olds dealing with substance abuse.

  • Problem Gambling & Technology Use Support Group and treatment services for gambling problems, excessive gaming, and internet use.

  • Their LEARN social, educational, and recreational programming for young people exhibiting early signs of psychosis.

  • Integrated Care Pathway for Dementia, Agitation, and Aggression treatment for adults with dementia manifesting aggressively.

  • Youth Concurrent Education Night is an event hosted for families and friends to address mental health, addiction, self-care, and regulating gaming/internet use.

  • Structured Observation & Treatment Unit caters to male patients with major mental illnesses representing a safety risk through interim assessment, treatment, and stabilization.

  • Memory Clinic provides assessments and follow up for clients 50 years or older experiencing memory loss and other cognitive issues.

  • Schizophrenia Services for inpatient and outpatient treatment for clients experiencing an acute phase of schizophrenia.

  • Better Behaviour Service (BBS) offers assessment and treatment for clients ages 6 to 18 exhibiting oppositional, non-compliant, aggressive, impulsive and/or dysregulated behaviour.

  • New Beginnings Clinic for refugees offers psychiatric consulting, care provider consulting and culturally sensitive interventions to newly arrived refugees.

  • Family Resource Centre provides families and friends of CAMH clients with support and educational services.

· Clients can find the services above and more on the website, along with application, contact, and referral information.

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