Child and Adolescent Services (Cape Breton) - Child Youth and Family (Antigonish-Strait Richmond)

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

Child and Adolescent Services/Child Youth and Family provide mental health and addiction services to children and youth (under the age of 19) within a client and family centered context. 

Supported Housing

Supported Housing provides housing support for those living with severe and persistent mental illness. Housing support staff works along with individuals experiencing difficulty maintaining housing due to impacts of mental illness.

Seniors Mental Health

Seniors mental health services provide assessment, consultation and treatments to:

  • seniors aged 65 and older for a new onset of mental health challenges
  • individuals of any age with dementia and complicated behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

These services are available to those individuals that need specialized assistance beyond their family physician, geriatricians or general adult psychiatrist. 

Emergency Crisis Program

The IWK Health Centre provides children and adolescents throughout the province with specialized mental health and addictions services. To learn more about these services visit the IWK Health Centre website.

Emergency crisis staff provides consultative service to the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Emergency Department in relation to individuals presenting with mental health or addiction crises.  

First Nation Services

Mental Health clinicians work as part of the first nations health care team in several first nations communities. The Mental Health Clinician provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and outreach services that can help people to manage mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders, as well as acts as a liaison to other mental health and addiction services as required.
 

Sex Offender Program (Adults)

The Provincial Sex Offender Assessment and Treatment Program provides assessment and treatment to people living in the community. A majority of these individuals  have been convicted of an offence and are on parole or probation. 

The goal of the program is to make communities safer by minimizing the likelihood that people convicted of sex offences will commit repeat offences. Group programs are provided in Cape Breton area. 

Adult Day Program

The Adults Day Program is an education and wellness program for  individuals following a hospital stay for withdrawal from substances. These individuals attend the program five days a week for three weeks following which they transition to community-based individual therapy in our community mental health and addictions clinics. 

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