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Mental Health Supports and Services

CMHA Cochrane Timiskaming Branch's wide array of PROGRAMS offer supports and services to benefit people 16 years of age and older who are dealing with the challenges that may come with living with a serious mental illness. We partner with our clients and tailor our APPROACHES to their unique experiences in their journey as they create satisfying, meaningful lives.

Recovery is possible. We can help.

If You Are in Crisis, Call:

Timmins & Area: 8:30am - 4:30 pm, weekdays: 705-267-8100

Evenings & weekends: 705-264-3003 or 1-888-340-3003

Temiskaming District: 1-888-665-8888

Where to begin?

If you would like more information on any of our mental health programs and approaches that are described below, or would like to make an appointment to begin the process of finding out if what we offer fits your needs, call our On-Call Worker or stop by any of our offices. Click here for the phone numbers and locations.

Our Programs

Click here for more information on the Mental Health Programs offered by CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming.

Recovery Approach

Recovery is a word with two meanings.

Clinical Recovery is an idea that has emerged from the expertise of mental health professionals, and involves getting rid of symptoms, restoring social functioning, and in other ways "getting back to normal".

Personal Recovery is an idea that has emerged from the expertise of people with lived experience of mental illness, and means something different clinical recovery. The most widely used definition of personal recovery is from Anthony (1993)2: 

"...a deeply personal, unique process of changing one's attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills, and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even within the limitations caused by illness. Recovery involves the development of a new meaning and purpose in one's life as one grows being the catastrophic effects of mental illness. It is generally acknowledged that most mental health services currently organized to meet the goal of clinical recovery."  Mike Slade 2009, 100 Ways to Support Recovery

At the CMHA we are in the process of making the changes necessary to ensure our supports and services support personal recovery.

We are proud to offer many unique approaches, and would like to focus on two that we have embraced that have a wider impact on all that we do.

Click here to learn more about the recovery approach and the changes happening at our agency and the mental health services we provide.

Active Recovery

The well-being of the mind and body are connected. We have the capacity to support our clients in achieving fitness related goals to improve their mental health. Click here to read more.