Hi everyone! 

Registration is now open for the family programs in Orillia and Wasaga Beach. Posters are included in this issue. Space is limited so please email soon to reserve your place:

I am offering a program in Barrie. It will begin later in the fall season, I will be circulating that poster in late September.

Have you heard about Mental Health First Aid? There is a training opportunity available in November. For more details, I have included the poster in this issue.

Interested to support a local charity and get your car washed at the same time? You can! On Friday, August 12th, CMHA Simcoe County is hosting their annual car wash and bbq fundraiser. The poster listed in this issue will have the details on location and time. 

Do you know someone who experiences mood disorders difficulties? I have included the poster which lists the date, time, location and contact information for anyone interested in attending.

If you would like ongoing support here are places you can contact. To have 24/7 support, Crisis Services at 705-728-5044 will get you to speak with a live mental health professional. You may also see them in-person by calling the same number and ask for a mobile service.

To inquire about services at Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County, you may call and speak with the On-Duty Worker Monday-Friday (9am-4pm) at 705-726-5033, anyone can also walk-in, without an appointment, and speak with the On-Duty Worker at 88 Mulcaster St., second floor.

Family members interested in speaking with an addiction counselor may contact the On-Duty Worker for this service at 705-726-5033.

911 is always available for immediate, emergency service.

Have a safe, fun, and wonderful summer everyone!! Enjoy!!! :) 

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Take care,

Tara Maxwell, Coordinator



Registration Now Open

Email Tara Maxwell to reserve your spot in the program:



Registration Now Open

Email Tara Maxwell to reserve your spot in the program:



Mental Health First Aid Training is open for registration with Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County. There is a fee. To register, please contact either Liz Grummett or Lynne Raimondi. Their contact information is listed on the flyer.



Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County offers a peer self-help group for persons who live with a mood disorder. The group meets in the boardroom at 21 Bradford St., in Barrie. For more information, please feel free to contact the group facilitator Tina Irvine at 705-726-5033 ext 221



Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County offers a support group designed for family members and friends of persons with a mental illness and/or substance issue. Barrie Family Support Group Date: Second Tuesday of every month (except July & August) Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm New Location: 128 Anne St., S., Barrie (Boardroom at Canadian Mental Health Association of Simcoe County). For more information, please contact Elizabeth Marshall, Family Support Counsellor.


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Are you looking for other organizations and resources? Here is a list of organizations within Simcoe County, Muskoka Region, Ontario and across Canada. If you have questions regarding services from another organization, please contact them directly, thank you. 

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Crisis Service

The Simcoe County and Muskoka Addiction & Mental Health Crisis Line is for youth and adults. Crisis Services offers individualized support to assist the person in the resolution of the emotional and personal crisis. Telephone, mobile and residential crisis services are available. 705-728-5044 / 1-888-893-8333 

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