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A non-profit community mental health agency which provides services to adults with serious mental illness.  Promotes mental health through outreach, social action, advocacy, education and research.

Emergency or crisis services not provided.  For access to emergency or crisis services, contact COAST Hamilton, ConnexOntario, or Crisis Services Canada. 

Provides mental health training and education to help promote capacity building and resilience.  Serves individuals of all ages, families, caregivers, community agencies, and the general public.  Offered in Hamilton, Brant, Haldimand and Niagara regions.  Program includes:

Street Outreach Services that engage individuals who are experiencing mental illnesses and are homeless or living in shelters.  City of Hamilton Mental Health and Street Outreach staff work in the community at many locations.  This team helps persons who are homeless connect to income sources, health care, housing and support services.  The team works on the street, in shelters and in the community.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Canada is a training program designed to enable people to recognize symptoms and provide support in mental health emergencies until professional help can step-in. No mental health experience is necessary.

Full attendance is required to receive certification.

The goals of the course include:

The centre provides people in recovery, their families, and community members with access to reliable and user-friendly information about mental health, addictions, and related issues. Computer with internet access is available onsite. Additional online resources are available on the centre's website. 

Provides alternatives and options for individuals experiencing serious mental illness who become involved in the criminal justice system. 

This program is comprised of three components: