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Trillium Health Partners is the largest provider of Mental Health Services in West Toronto and Peel region. Our services include both inpatient and community-based services, so care is continued beyond our hospital walls.

Our multidisciplinary team offers a broad range of assessment, treatment, education and consultation services to individuals and families from infancy to adulthood.

Physician referral for patients to Mental Health Services at Trillium Health Partners can be made through completing the One-Link referral form. One-Link is a single point of access for referrals to 10 Addiction and Mental Health Service Providers funded by the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network.  More information can be found about one-Link at www.one-Link.ca.

One-Link - Connecting you to addictions and mental health services fax to 905-338-2878 or call 416-521-4131

One-Link provides screening and assessment for

  • one time psychiatric consultation with a Trillium Health Partners Psychiatrist
  • Supports while waiting for those most at risk
  • Group Based Programming offered at both the Credit Valley Hospital Site and Mississauga Hospital Site of Trillium Health Partners
  • Community Concurrent Disorders Program
  • Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre (ACDC) program for addiction based supports
  • Short Term Case Management
  • Eating Disorders Program (eating disorders referral form) * please note all required bloodwork and EKG must accompany these referrals.

TeleMental Health and Addictions Nursing Program

The goal of the TeleMental Health and Addictions Nursing Program is to increase access, quality and availability of mental health care through consultation via videoconferencing provided by OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network). Available to youth, adults and seniors living in the Mississauga Halton LHIN, the program provides:

  • Face to face consultation and follow-up services with a registered nurse
  • Support, health teaching and referrals to community resources
  • Collaborative care planning
  • Monitoring of symptoms and assistance with medication adherence
  • Psychiatric assessment for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning where indicated

Referrals to the Tele-mental health Program are made through one-Link

For more information on Senior Services click here

Transitional Age Youth Program (TAY)

Tell TAY (Transitional Age Youth Program) poster 

How do you feel?

  • Do you feel sad, and think that nothing matters anymore?
  • Do you feel different from others?
  • Do you feel uncomfortable meeting new people or going to new places?
  • Are you having trouble with work or school?
  • Do you have trouble getting along with friends and family?
  • Does this sound like you? If so, tell us and let us help.

Start the conversation. Email telltay@thc.on.ca

Hospital staff is pleased to communicate with you through email. However, sending personal health information through email is not secure, and there remains a risk that information in email may be intercepted by unauthorized third parties. Please do not use email to communicate emergency or urgent health care matters. The hospital is unable to guarantee your confidentiality in cases where the disclosure of your personal health information is required by law. By sending an email to telltay@thc.on.ca you have read and accept these risks.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada For Adults who Interact with Youth is a program of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and teaches first aid skills to adults so they can provide help to youth (ages 12-24) developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

For more information, please see the attached flyer.

TeleMental Health and Addictions Nursing Program

TeleMental Health and Addictions Nursing Program poster - Supporting health care team at your location

The goal of the TeleMental Health and Addictions Nursing Program is to increase access, quality and availability of mental health care through consultation via videoconferencing provided by OTN (Ontario Telemedicine Network). Available to youth, adults and seniors living in the Mississauga Halton LHIN, the program provides:

  • Face to face consultation and follow-up services over the OTN Network with a registered nurse
  • Support, health teaching and referrals to community resources
  • Collaborative care planning
  • Monitoring of symptoms and assistance with medication adherence
  • Psychiatric assessment for diagnostic clarification and treatment planning where indicated

TeleMental Health Referral Form: download referral form here [pdf]

Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)- Toronto

The ACT Team is a community program for people with severe and persistent mental illness, who require ongoing, comprehensive and individualized mental health services. This service is intended for people who have a minimum of sixty hospital days in the previous two years and the team works in partnership with their clients to decrease the need for hospitalization and improve the client's quality of life. Assertive outreach is provided to clients who have had difficulty maintaining contact with mental health services. This multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services in the client's home or in the community.

The South West Toronto ACT Team provides services to Toronto residents, living south of Eglinton Avenue.

Information/Referral: (416) 521-4051

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - Mississauga / Toronto

Looking For Support?  905-451-4655 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services provides outpatient services for children and adolescents up to age 19, and their families, who live in Mississauga and south Toronto. Children must have either a diagnosed psychiatric condition, or significant symptoms or unusual behaviour indicative of a psychiatric condition. Treatment may include individual, family or group therapy, psychiatric assessment, psychological testing and medication consultation and follow up. Services also include community outreach, education and collaboration with other agencies and schools. Appointments for assessments are scheduled during the day; follow-up appointments are available during the day and on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

This service also offers a Rapid Response Team for children, which accepts referrals directly from staff in the Emergency Care Centre and the inpatient Paediatric Unit of Trillium Health Centre. This rapid access to outpatient services can either provide an alternative to hospitalization or decrease the length of a hospital admission, when appropriate.

Referrals: This service is one of six agencies to launch a 'one phone number' approach to enable easier access to mental health services in the community for children and youth. Referrals to the outpatient service can be made by professionals, parents or guardians. All referrals require a written referral from a physician
Information/Intake:905-451-4655

Mental Health Ambulatory Clinics

Trillium's Mental Health Clinics offer outpatient services to adults 18 years of age and older, who:

  • reside in Mississauga or South Toronto
  • have a family physician
  • have a serious mental illness, such as:
    • Depression
    • Bipolar Affective Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Schizo-affective Disorder
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Concurrent Disorders

Services Offered Include:

  • Case Coordination
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Counselling
  • Psycho-educational Groups
  • Family Education and Support
  • Transitional Youth Support

Assessment and Treatment Team:

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Clinic Locations:

Mississauga
Adult Mental Health Service
2085 Hurontario Street, Suite 300
Mississauga, ON

West Toronto
Adult Mental Health Service
Trillium Health Centre - West Toronto
150 Sherway Drive, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON

Referrals: Referral by physician only. To make a referral, physicians are required to complete a referral through one-Link which is the centralized access model for connecting individuals to the Mental Health and Addiction Supports they need.  More information is available at www.one-Link.ca

Information/Intake: (tel) 416-521-4006
(fax) 416-521-4020

Seniors Mental Health Services

We provide assessments, treatment and management for clients who reside in Mississauga and the southwest Etobicoke area. This includes consultation and education for clients, families and caregivers. Coordination with family physicians, family members and other health care providers and community partners is an essential component of our service.

Out-patient and Outreach

This program provides comprehensive psychiatric assessments and psychosocial intervention for seniors who live in south Toronto or Mississauga and who are at risk of requiring admission to hospital for psychiatric treatment. Individuals under 65 who are diagnosed with an early onset mental health illness may also be eligible for the program.

To download our Seniors Mental Health Outreach Services Brochure, please click here.

Out-patient and outreach services can be accessed through the out-patient clinic, or through the outreach program which is provided in the individual's place of residence (private home, long term care home or retirement home).

The service also provides consultation and education for clients, families and other professionals involved in the care of the individual. Services are provided by geriatric psychiatrists, a nurse practitioner, nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists

Referrals: Referral by physician only.

Information/Intake: 416-521-4006

Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Program

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant provides consultation, education and program development for staff in long term care facilities, Community Care Access Centres and community support services in Mississauga. The education focuses on knowledge, skill, and techniques required to deal with complex mental health needs and associated behaviours of their clients and residents.

Information/Request for Service: 416-259-7580 ext.5497

Assessments

Prior to being seen by the Geriatric Psychiatrist, our team will arrange assessments for clients in their place of residence or our clinic. Appointments with our Geriatric Psychiatrists and clinical teams can be arranged in the following locations:

 

  • Outreach to private residences
  • Outreach to retirement homes
  • Outreach to long term care facilities
  • Our clinic, located at Trillium Health Centre, West Toronto

Assessments are also provided by our nurse practitioner for seniors who are:

  • Frail, medically complex with multiple health conditions
  • Repeatedly utilizing the emergency room.

As part of our continuum of care we offer follow up to clients discharged from our Seniors Mental Health Inpatient Unit (SMHU) to our community.

Referral Criteria

We are pleased to accept referrals to Seniors Mental Health Services from physicians for seniors who:

  • Require assessment and/or management of mental health issue including mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, progressive cognitive disorder and/or substance use disorder.
  • Are frail, medically complex with serious chronic mental health and/or behavioural disorder secondary to cognitive impairment caused by a degenerative illness.

Individuals under 65 requiring assessment and/or management as described above will be considered for on an individual basis

You can download our referral form here, or contact:

Mental Health Intake:
Phone: 416-521-4006
Fax: 416-521-4020

Seniors Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Trillium's 10 bed Seniors Mental Health Unit provides specialized psychiatric assessment, treatment and interventions for individuals over the age of 65 who are experiencing an acute mental health issue.
This specialized unit is led by a geriatric psychiatrist and staffed by an interdisciplinary team consisting of nurses, social workers, occupational therapist, recreation therapist and personal support workers. The goal of the unit is to manage behaviors associated with a psychiatric illness by providing assessments, and treatments, with the goal to return the individual back to the community or long term care facility. Prior to discharge, the team assists in the coordination of community supports by ensuring that services are coordinated in the community to ensure a smooth transition back to their home.

Referral: Patients are admitted to the Seniors Mental Health Unit based on the assessment and recommendation of a Trillium Health Centre-affiliated psychiatrist.

Our Academic Affiliations

Our programs are committed to and value our academic affiliations and partnerships with the University of Toronto and McMaster University.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton and The Credit Valley Hospital and Trillium Health Centre are working together to provide high quality and responsive seniors mental health outreach services.

For information about the St. Joseph's program, please go to www.hgmhop.ca

Supportive Housing Etobicoke/York (SHEY) - Toronto

In partnership with two other community agencies, Trillium Health Centre provides housing support through case management in Toronto and York. Units are leased by Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP) for clients who have severe and persistent mental illness, and are either homeless or at risk of homelessness or are using the hostel system. Trillium case managers work in partnership with clients to develop the skills and supports they need to live successfully in both their housing unit, and in the community.

Referral: Applications for housing are processed by Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP).

Information and Referral: 905 Suicide Risk Assessment

Suicide Risk Assessment

Healthcare workers with TTC staff 

Karen Grant, case manager, left, and Mary Hague, mental health nurse, trained Matt Palotta and other TTC staff on how to assess if someone is considering suicide. The course was life-saving.

Trillium and TTC

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) wanted to teach their staff what to do when faced with a situation involving a potential suicide attempt. It turned to Trillium's mental health team, widely recognized for their innovative suicide risk assessment training program, for help. The outcome was life-saving.

Matt Palotta, TTC route supervisor, explains how he put the training to good use. "Before the training, I was petrified when faced with a suicide attempt. After the training I was better prepared to offer help."

Trillium's suicide risk assessment course helps people understand the factors that lead someone to contemplate taking their own life and how to effectively move the person to a safe place.

If you, or someone you know, are contemplating suicide, there is help.
Call 905.848.7100

Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) - Mississauga

The Mississauga ACT Team is a community program for Mississauga residents who have a severe and persistent mental illness and require ongoing, comprehensive and individualized mental health services. This service is intended for people who have a minimum of sixty hospital days in the previous two years and the team works in partnership with their clients to decrease the need for hospitalization and improve the client's quality of life. Assertive outreach is provided to clients who have had difficulty maintaining contact with mental health services. This multidisciplinary team, which includes a psychiatrist, provides treatment, rehabilitation and support services in the client's home or in the community.

Information/Referral: (905) 848-7292

Community Treatment Orders - Mississauga

Community Treatment Orders (CTO) provide a legal mechanism for people with serious mental illness to receive treatment, support and supervision in the community. In partnership with the client and service providers, a comprehensive plan is developed that is less restrictive than being hospitalized. This program is for people who experience recurrent hospitalizations, benefit from treatment and usually do not engage in out patient follow-up. Only physicians can initiate a community treatment order, which is limited to six months in duration.

The CTO coordinator provides assistance with drafting the plan, ensuring Rights Advice and securing community services for the client. The CTO case manager is available for support, monitoring and developing linkages to community supports and agencies.

Information/Referral: (905) 848-7580, ext. 3540.

Housing and Support Peel - Mississauga

In partnership with seven other community agencies, Trillium Health Centre provides housing support through case management in Mississauga and Brampton. Units are leased by Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP) for clients who have severe and persistent mental illness, and are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. Trillium case managers work in partnership with clients to develop the skills and supports they need to live successfully in both their housing unit and in the community.

Referral: Applications for housing are processed by Supportive Housing in Peel (SHIP).

Information and Intake: 905-450-0060

Inpatient Mental Health - Mississauga

Trillium's forty-two bed Inpatient Mental Health Unit provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare planning for adults experiencing an acute mental health issue. An eight bed Geriatric Mental Health Unit, provides the same services to patients who are over the age of sixty-five.

Both units strive to help patients return to the community as soon as possible, and ensure the supports are in place to make this transition as smooth as possible.

Referral: Patients are admitted to the Inpatient Mental Health Unit or Geriatric Mental Health Unit based on the assessment recommendation of a Trillium Health Centre-affiliated psychiatrist.

Programs: The unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists and pharmacists. In collaboration with each patient, the treatment team develops an individual treatment plan which reflects each individual's unique treatment needs. Programs included in the treatment plan may include individual sessions with the nurses and psychiatrists and group programs/activities.

ReLinC Services Mississauga - Mississauga

ReLinC Services is a community-based case management service for Mississauga residents, aged 16 and over, with a history of serious and persistent mental illness. Case managers work in partnership with clients to develop the skills and supports they need to live successfully in the community. They meet with clients either in their own home or in the community.

Referral: Clients are referred by health care professionals, family and community agencies.

Information and Intake: 905-848-7583