Services offered by the programs of these four organizations are briefly outlined below. More information about each service is available on the website of the organizations. In completing the application, you can be confident that we will make sure you get to the most appropriate service with the most appropriate organization to meet your needs.

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program

Ontario Structured Psychotherapy Program (OSPP) - SJCG

The Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program provides access to publicly funded, evidence based, short term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for adults with depression and anxiety-related conditions. These services include guided self-help resources supported by a coach or therapist, and cognitive-behavioural therapy either in-person or virtually. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is a structured, time-limited therapy that is problem-focused, goal-oriented, and teaches practical strategies and skills.

Case Management Programs

Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) - TBRHSC

Assertive Community Treatment is a community based client-centred, recovery-oriented, specialized mental health service. Its focus is on providing rehabilitation, treatment, and support to people with a serious mental illness based on principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.

Comprehensive Community Support Team (CCST) - SJCG

An interprofessional team that provides medication management and limited community based services as a step down program from more intensive case management services.

Mental Health Case Management - Alpha Court

This program delivers services to individuals ages 16 and older with a mental illness and/or concurrent disorder. Services are based on a psychosocial model of care which facilitates consumer's full and active participation in the recovery process and promotes independence. Specialized services included are listed below:

Dual Diagnosis

A service provided to individuals with mental illness and developmental challenges to promote recovery and independence. Services are provided for as long as is required with the goal of fostering independence in the community.

Ooshke Bemahdesewin

This program assists indigenous clients living with a mental illness and/or concurrent disorder to thrive successfully in the community through provision of mental health services. The program provides goal oriented, culturally competent, rehabilitation services.

Youth in Transition

A Service for youth ages 16 to 24 who have a confirmed diagnosis or are displaying symptoms of mental illness. Services are designed to connect to needed psychiatric services and promote necessary skills to live independently in the community.

Program for Community Recovery (PCR) - SJCG

An outreach, community-based case management approach for clients with a severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder. The program focus is on helping people overcome problems related to alcohol/drug abuse or dependence and stabilize their mental illness.

Outpatient Mental Health Programs

Getting Appropriate Personal and Professional Supports (GAPPS) - Multiple

GAPPS is an outreach team that engages with people who require, but do not appropriately access, health and social services. The team provides assistance with navigating health, mental health and addictions, and social services including housing to improve overall health and well-being of the target population. Some brief clinical services are provided by Therapeutic Recreationists, Nurses, and Psychiatrist in a less formal setting.

Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP) - SJCG

An interprofessional team that provides individual and group psychotherapy including first nation’s teachings, and specialized services including dual diagnosis, dietetics, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and spiritual care.

Diagnostic Assessment and Medication Review

Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP) - SJCG

The MHOP team provides psychiatric assessment, diagnostic clarification, and medication consultation, and psychological assessment and diagnostic clarification.

Supportive Housing Programs

Addictions Supportive Housing (ASH) - Alpha Court

For people with problematic substance use who are homeless or at risk of being homeless; Clients of this program are offered subsidized housing along with case management services. Utilizing a harm reduction model, applicants do not have to be abstaining from drug/alcohol use to qualify. These units are not permanent and clients will need to complete an application with The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB), but will be able to reside in these units until an alternative is offered through the TBDSSAB.

Homelessness Initiative Project Phase 2 (HIPP2) - Alpha Court/CMHA

Provides case management and rent supplements to individuals diagnosed with mental illness and at risk of homelessness to access safe and affordable housing. These units are not permanent and clients will need to complete an application with The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB), but will be able to reside in these units until an alternative is offered through TBDSSAB.

Medium Support Housing - SJCG

Geared for people with a serious mental illness who frequently have difficulty: maintaining personal hygiene; meeting nutritional needs; maintaining a household; managing finances and legal issues; avoiding putting self at risk; responding to dangerous situations; accessing transportation; communicating; managing medication and personal health; participating in leisure/social/vocational activities.

Homes for Special Care (HSC) - SJCG

This program provides accommodation for persons with a serious mental illness requiring long term care and community based rehabilitation. A team of social workers, an occupational therapist, and a therapeutic recreationist, provide treatment and rehabilitation and support services for the clients living in these homes.

Chronic Pain Management Programs

Chronic Pain Management Program (CPMP) - SJCG/TBRHSC

An interprofessional, goal-oriented, team approach to self-management of chronic pain at SJCG. The program aims to enable clients with chronic pain to enhance their ability to function in all aspects of their lives. This holistic program focuses on maintaining and improving physical, psychological, behavioural, recreational, spiritual, and vocational aspects of the individual's life. Services include an intensive 6 week program, and moderate 8 week program (PACE-IT). Services of an interventionist for specific injections received at TBRHSC can also be accessed through this referral.

Please also see the power over pain portal available here.

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Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) - SJCG

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation is a non-invasive and well-tolerated form of brain stimulation. rTMS has been approved by Health Canada for the treatment of depression in adults. The treatment involves applying a series of short magnetic pulses to brain regions affected in mental illnesses. The pulses stimulate brain cells in the targeted areas in order to restore healthy activity patterns. rTMS can be suitable for clients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorders who have not benefited from at least one antidepressant trial.