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

Service Provider Community Information and Contact Lists – James and Hudson Bay Region

Hours of operation:

Each mental health site is open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Mental health Services

WAHA Mental Health Services Pamphlet

Outreach and collaboration

Our community mental health program works in collaboration with organizations such as Sagashtawao Healing Lodge in Moosonee and with other WAHA departments and programs to provide culturally appropriate services to our First Nations and Indigenous clients, incorporating traditional healing practices as needed or requested.

Psychiatrist services

A federally funded psychiatrist from McMaster University holds clinics once a month in all communities, with the exception of Peawanuck, which is visited twice a year. Individuals, families and whole communities are offered on-going support, counseling and developmental assistance through a wholistic approach to support them emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically.

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.

Patient-centred care

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.