Crisis Outreach and Support Team
|Category Links to Other Records|
|Older Adult Categories - Niagara||ABUSE & CRISIS INTERVENTION (ALL) ; ACI - Crisis Intervention ; ACI - Distress Lines|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Located In Community||Niagara Region|
|Mailing Address||c/o Distress Centre Niagara |
195 East Main St
Welland, ON L3C 3W7
|Primary Contact||Dee Tyler, Manager|
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||COAST provides services to people in the Niagara Region who are in crisis and have a mental health concern. The program is a partnership between Distress Centre Niagara, Canadian Mental Health Association Niagara, Niagara Health System, Niagara Regional Police Services and Pathstone Mental Health. |
Mental Health Professionals work as a team in partnership with police officers who are specially trained in mental health.
Information is collected over the phone by a qualified health professional. If needed, the outreach mobile team will assess the person experiencing the mental health crisis in their community.
Ongoing telephone support and/or referral to appropriate follow-up services may be recommended to prevent further crisis.
COAST is not a rapid-response service. For life threatening emergencies - CALL 911.
|Hours||Crisis Line Mon-Sun 24 hours * Mobile Team Mon-Sat 12 noon-12 midnight, Sun 12 noon-8 pm|
|Eligibility||Adults, Seniors, Youth, Children * COAST has a Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team that assists older people with cognitive impairments due to mental health problems, addictions, dementia or other neurological conditions who are in crisis. |
Youth crisis services provided by Pathstone Mental Health.
|Funding||Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN)|
|Other Links for Searching|
|Service Categories||Crisis Intervention Hotlines ~ Mental Health Issues ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Mental Health Issues ; Outreach Programs ~ Mental Health Issues ; Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams|
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