Patient Care Services


Community Mental Health Services

Comprehensive, patient-centred care

NHH’s Community Mental Health Services assist individuals who are experiencing a serious mental illness. Programming is geared to those 16 years and older. Youth younger than 16 are eligible for services in some circumstances.

The program provides treatment and support for individuals experiencing: depression and bipolar disorder; anxiety, phobias, panic disorders and traumatic stress; schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders; personality disorders; and mental health crisis. Self-referrals are accepted, as are referrals from family physicians, the Hospital and community agencies.

Services are organized as follows:

  • Early Psychosis Intervention
  • Crisis Intervention Service
  • Northumberland County Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team
  • Community Mental Health Supportive Housing Services - Northumberland

NHH’s Community Mental Health Services team is made up of registered professionals in the disciplines of psychology, social work, nursing, addictions, occupational therapy, vocational rehabilitation and psychiatry. All have specific expertise in mental health.

Following assessment, individual treatment plans are developed which may include:

  • Case management
  • Individual therapy
  • Therapeutic and psycho-educational group therapy
  • Psychiatric consultation (with physician referral)
  • Early psychosis intervention
  • Assertive community treatment
  • Housing support
  • Collaboration with other community partners

The program works collaboratively with community agencies to provide services in Cobourg, Port Hope and Brighton, as well as the townships of Hamilton, Haldimand, Alnwick, Cramahe, and Alderville First Nation. The Assertive Community Treatment Team and the Housing Support programs serve all of Northumberland County.


To request services, please contact NHH’s Community Mental Health Services team directly at: 905-377-9891 or 1-888-294-7579 Fax: 905-377-9895. To speak with the NHH Program Director responsible for Mental Health, call 905-377-9891, ext. 219.


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