For Crisis Services call:
1-800-742-1890 Toll Free
Durham Mental Health Services offers a range of crisis supports to assist individuals who are experiencing a personal or situational crisis. Our crisis services are free, confidential.
Telephone support is available toll free, 24 hours per day, to support the individual in crisis and/or their supports. A community visit by our mobile crisis team can be arranged to support the individual in their preferred environment. Follow-up support, including linkage and referral to other community supports, are also available.
Short-term stays in our Crisis Beds are available for individuals who are experiencing a crisis and are in need of individualized support in a safe, supportive setting away from their present situation.
Mental Health Safe Beds
This program provides short-term residential crisis beds for individuals living with mental health problems, who are in contact with the justice system. The program offers a safe alternative (where appropriate) to incarceration or hospitalization.
In partnership with Durham Regional Police, our Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) provides an enhanced mobile crisis team consisting of a police officer and a mental health nurse. Outreach and follow-up services are provided by Crisis Services. This program is accessed through Durham Regional Police or C.A.L.L.