Mental Health and Addictions Service
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Addictions Service offer a range of mental health services from consultation to ongoing follow-up and treatment coordination. We do not offer an inpatient service.
- Outpatient consultation and follow-up clinic
- Collaborative care to the department of pediatrics at St. Michael’s
- Children’s Aid Society consultation
- First episode psychosis case management (STEPS for Youth Program)
- Consultation as requested to St. Michael’s Family Health Teams, Medical Psychiatry, and Urgent Care Program.
- Consultation as required to other children’s mental health agencies as requested
- Age 18 years and under (except for STEPS: under age 35)
- Currently residing in the St. Michael’s catchment area or homeless
How to access the service
To access the service, there is one standardized referral form that can be obtained by calling the intake secretary at 416-864-5120.
Starting Treatment Early for Pyschosis Service (STEPS) to Youth Program
What we do
The Starting Treatment Early for Psychosis Service (STEPS) for Youth program is designed to provide early intervention services for youth experiencing signs and symptoms of a first episode of psychosis. We work with youth between the ages of 16 to 35. Our clients may also be homeless and have problems with drugs or alcohol. STEPS is located in the community at 21 McGill St.
Assessment, treatment and case management services are provided by an interdisciplinary team including: psychiatry, nursing, occupational therapy and social work. The team provides outreach services to meet clients in their homes or in the community. Clients receive weekly support from the team. Services are provided for up to three years. Clients are supported to connect with the appropriate service before they are discharged from the program.
STEPS uses a recovery-oriented approach to provide:
- help and support with school, work and social activities
- family education and support
- public education and advocacy
- linkages to community agencies and services
- weekly group programming
- Youth age 16-35 experiencing signs and symptoms of what may be early psychosis.
- Clients must be living in our catchment area: Yonge St. to Victoria Park, Bloor/Danforth to Lake Ontario.
How to access the service
Anyone can make a referral to STEPS for Youth. This includes self-referrals.
Referrals are through The Access Point. Please submit application on line at www.theaccesspoint.ca or call The Access Point at 416-640-1934 to obtain an application form. Once the application form is submitted, The Access Point will assess the client for eligibility; if the client meets the eligibility criteria, The Access Point will send the referral to the STEPS Team.