The Mental Health and Addictions Program of Health Sciences North, delivers integrated community and hospital-based mental health and addictions services across the Sudbury, Manitoulin and East Algoma districts.
Services are provided in a personal and family-centred manner, in both English and French, with a focus on cultural safety. Mental health and addictions professionals are available to provide assessment, treatment, support and consultation to individuals and their families.
Since the launch of the new community-based crisis model in October 2012, there have been significant improvements in the way that mental health patients receive their care. This has led to reduced visits to the emergency department, reduced impact on police services and an increase in visits by children and youth. For detailed information, please read the Mental Health and Addictions Program Year-in-Review.