Mental Health

Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 11.02.59 AMNorth Durham Family Health Team, Mental Health Program

Our mental health professionals work collaboratively with primary care providers to help promote the mental health of our patients. Staff work with individuals and groups to help them to better understand their own strengths and challenges, define goals, and promote overall wellbeing.
Mental health concerns can have a significant impact on relationships, employment, and overall quality of life. Common reasons to see a mental health professional can include, but are not limited to:

          • Low Mood/Depression
          • Anxiety
          • Self-Esteem Issues
          • Stress Management/Situational Stress
          • Grief/Loss
          • Sleep Issues
          • Relationship Concerns
          • Parenting/Family Issues
          • Chronic Illness
          • Postpartum Depression/Anxiety
          • Adjustments/Transitions in all areas of life

At the North Durham Family Health Team, mental health services are provided in the form of both brief individual therapy and group therapy.

To initiate mental health services please speak to your primary care provider for a referral.

Helpful Links and Resources –Canadian Mental Health Association– Anxiety Resources– Mood Disorders Society of Canada– Peer Support for Mental Health– Mental Health Resources for Parents and Youth

If you are in crisis please call the Durham Mental Health Services Crisis Access Linkage Line: 1-800-742-1890 or go to the emergency department.

Cancellation and No Show Policy.

All North Durham Family Health Team mental health appointments require at least 24-hours notice for cancellation. If you miss two appointments without providing 24-hours notice of cancel, you will not be rebooked and will need to return to your family physician to request a new referral.

This policy is necessary to ensure health care providers’ time is valued and there is timely access for those in need of mental health care service.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please contact our 24-hour cancellation line or contact FHT reception to reschedule your appointment.

  • 24-hour cancellation line: (905) 985-2895 Ext 6224
  • North Durham Family Health Team Reception: (905) 985-2895 Ext 6070