Community Mental Health Program
Our Community Mental Health Program is committed to establishing a healthier and happier environment for all people living in our region. Community counselors are available to assist anyone requiring mental health services in Attawapiskat, Peawanuck, Kashechewan, Fort Albany and Moosonee. In Moose Factory, a Psychiatric Clinic Nurse is available to assist those in need.
For more information or to book an appointment contact the local number in your community.
- Moosonee: Toll Free 1-877-336-2164 or 705-336-2164
- Moose Factory: 705-658-4544 ext. 2239
- Fort Albany: 705-278-1008
- Attawapiskat: 705-997-2323
- Kashechewan: 705-275-4568
- Peawanuck: 705-473-9986
Hours of operation:
Each mental health site is open from 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Mental Health Services
Outreach and Collaboration
The WAHA Community Mental Health & Addictions Program works in collaboration with organizations in the region to provide culturally appropriate services to our First Nations clients and to incorporate traditional healing practices, as needed.
Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program
The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program, also known as OSP, offers a variety of service options and help to those who are struggling with mild to moderate anxiety, depression and anxiety related concerns. The program is available to anyone over the age of 18 across the Northeast.
All referrals begin at Health Sciences North as the lead agency, and services are delivered through a number of partner agencies across the Northeast to keep care closer to home.
For more information on OSP, ways you can refer, and where the services are delivered please visit www.neosp.ca
For self-referrals please call 1-833-49-NEOSP (1-833-496-3677)
The Community Mental Health & Addictions Program has consulting psychiatrists from Health Sciences North and Sinai Health who conduct client sessions and medically monitor and adjust medications for optimum health functioning.
Telemedicine and Mental Health Services
The telemedicine service provides easier access to a psychiatrist. This technology also helps staff to participate in a meeting when face-to-face is not possible.
To provide better service we are in the process of implementing the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) system. The OCAN system keeps a record of the conversations clients have with mental health staff so clients do not need to keep re-telling their story if they move from one community to another, or if they end up working with a new mental health staff.
The OCAN system enables clients to speak with their own voices and be active players in their own treatment plans.