January 12, 2016
On January 11, the Mental Health & Addictions Crisis Centre opened for walk-in crisis support at 648 Huron Street, London. Operated by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Middlesex and Addictions Services of Thames Valley, the Crisis Centre provides walk-in support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is accessible without a referral. Clients can expect to receive immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization and links to community resources.
LHSC works closely with CMHA Middlesex and other community partners to help individuals get the supports they need in a crisis. The Crisis Centre is expected to ease the demands on LHSC’s Emergency Department, and assist in providing mental health and addiction support to individuals that do not require hospitalization or emergency intervention.
The Crisis Centre supports adults (ages 16+), experiencing:
- A mental health or addictions problem
- A situational crisis
- Risk of self-harm or harm to others
- Emotional trauma
- Agitation and sleeplessness
- Severe depression or anxiety
- Symptoms of substance use withdrawal and needing support
- Suicidal thoughts
- Crisis resulting from a gaming/internet disorder or problem gambling
- Circumstances which require de-escalation to prevent relapses
Visit the CMHA Middlesex website for more information.
If you have a medical emergency please phone 911, or go directly to your nearest Emergency Department.