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Community Mental Health & Addictions Program – HSN Manitoulin Site 

We are a community based program providing free and confidential mental health services on Manitoulin Island for individuals, family members and service providers who are looking for support and information for adults with mental health and addiction concerns. Referrals can be made by the individual seeking treatment, family with consent and/or health care providers. All services are voluntary so clients must be informed of any referrals made on their behalf and agree to participate in our services. Our main office is located in Little Current with outreach offices in Mindemoya and Gore Bay. 

Referral and Intake 

During the intake process our team will take you through a screening and assessment process to identify which services can best help you.   

Crisis Services:

Crisis services are available Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for individuals 16+ years of age by calling 705-368-0756 or presenting in-person to the office or local emergency room. After hour/weekend crisis services are available through Health Sciences North’s Sudbury Crisis Intervention Services by calling 1-877-841-1101. For individuals under 16 years of age please present to the Emergency Department or contact 1-877-841-1101 


Manitoulin/ Espanola Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT): 

The Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team (MCRRT) pairs police officers with a mental health worker to provide care to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. The goal of MCRRT is to provide officers a connection to a mental health worker on emergency service calls, and work together to provide care to individuals in the community, where they are comfortable, with health care professionals who understand their needs, rather than having them brought to the Emergency Department. Follow up referral to other services can be made at this time if needed. 


Counselling and Treatment: 

This service is available to individuals 16 years of age and over. We provide a goal-oriented, cognitive behaviourally based approach to treating mental health issues such as excessive worry, persistent low mood, fears and phobias, post trauma effects, overwhelming emotions, etc. Treatment is provided individually and in groups based on best practice. 


Outpatient Addictions & Gambling:

This program offers outpatient treatment to those with drug, alcohol and/or gambling or gaming problems that could be causing difficulties in other parts of their lives. We offer a wide range of services to help you including assessment, individual and / or group counselling, relapse prevention, treatment for family members and referrals to other agencies as needed. Our team will work with you to develop a treatment plan using a variety of coping skills to help you and your loved ones work through the substance use and / or gambling or gaming problem and begin the recovery process. The service is available for youth, adults and family members. Anyone can refer to the program.  


Perinatal Mental Health Services:

We understand that caring for your baby, your family and for yourself can be difficult, especially when symptoms such as depression and anxiety get in the way. The care we provide will help you recognize how these symptoms can sometimes change the way you think and feel about yourself and others, including your baby, and we will help you to explore ways of managing the challenges you face. 


This service offers support to women who are 16 years of age or older, who are experiencing depression and/or anxiety, and who are at least 28-weeks pregnant or have a child who is less than a year old and is living with the mother. 


Early Psychosis Intervention:

‘Psychosis’ is a medical condition. It is a serious but treatable brain disorder. Men and women from all backgrounds can experience psychosis. For some, loss of contact with reality occurs, making it difficult to know what is real and what is not. There are many different signs and symptoms. Not every person will have the same experience. This program serves adolescents and young adults (ages 16 to 35 years) and their families to better understand and manage psychosis.  Early intervention is the key to recovery.  


Case Management/Medication support:  

This service provides support to individuals who are struggling with more complex mental health presentations such as schizophrenia.  Services focus on improving quality of life in alignment with client goals.  This may include symptom monitoring, information and support to clients and their families to better understand and cope with illness, medication monitoring to ensure the medication is working and discuss any side-effects.  Our program nurse may also administer any long-acting antipsychotic injections 



Psychiatric services are available both onsite and via videoconference by physician referral only .This service provides assessment, consultation, medication review and follow-up as needed. The service is provided as a shared care model between the client's health care provider and psychiatrist to address any questions or concerns that might arise regarding diagnosis or treatment. 


Geriatric Mental Health Outreach Program  (based out of Northeast Specialized Geriatric Centre)

Provides emotional, behavioural, functional, social and physical health assessment, treatment recommendations, referral and consultation with other agencies, advocacy and psychiatric consultation as required to persons 60 years and older living on Manitoulin Island.  Individual services are provided to the elderly person with age-related mental illness and/or cognitive changes in the community and their place of residence.  


The Canadian Mental Health Association, providing mental health court diversion and psychosocial rehabilitation services, is co-located with the HSN Manitoulin Site and shares an intake process


I have referred myself or have been referred. What happens next? 

Our intake coordinator will contact you to set up a screening appointment by telephone, videoconference or face to face to discuss the reason you are seeking services, gather information and discuss available service options with you.  


There are a number of mental health and addiction resources available online. The following are some trusted sources that can help provide you with additional information. 


Mental Health and Addictions Resources 

Mental Health & Addiction Services - ConnexOntario

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

Candian Mental Health Association - Mental health for all (CMHA)



Online Addictions Counselling  

Breaking Free: Community 


Online Mental Health Counselling  

BounceBack - Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario 



Online Mental Health Counselling  

BounceBack - Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario 


Contact Us

Health Sciences North
Manitoulin site 
Little Current Ontario 
11 Meredith Street 
P0P 1K0

Phone: 705-368-0756


Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.