Expansion of Psychotherapy Programs in Ontario

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

As part of Ontario's commitment to develop a province-wide, publicly funded psychotherapy program, the government is investing in programs which aims to help more than 100,000 people treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression.

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The government investments are in the following psychotherapy programs:

  • In-person individual and group psychotherapy counselling programs coordinated through Ontario's four speciality mental health hospitals -- CAMH, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care -- in partnership with community-based providers. These programs will be provided through local primary care providers and community mental health agencies, and will also be available remotely through the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
  • Bounce Back, a coaching program managed by Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario, which includes telephone support and instructional workbooks that help people learn skills to address problems related to moderate depression and anxiety.
  • Online mental health self-management tools coordinated by the Ontario Telemedicine Network.

These programs will roll out across Ontario over the next three years. People can access these programs and other mental health supports by speaking to their primary care provider, visiting their local community mental health and addictions centre, or by contacting ConnexOntario.