Providing mental health services, in your community
On October 1, 2020, Lakeridge Health and DMHS announced a voluntary integration of the two organizations. By working together, Lakeridge Health and DMHS can better coordinate services in both community and acute care settings, facilitate smoother transitions and faster connections to appropriate services, and create a supportive continuum of care for clients.
DMHS began operation in 1987 when a coalition of parishioners at Whitby All Saint’s Anglican Church recognized that others in the community, suffering from severe mental health issues, were in desperate need of safe, affordable housing. Now, over 25 years later, DMHS has grown into an agency with over 180 employees. DMHS offers a range of mental health services, at locations spread throughout the Durham Region.
DMHS is proud to serve our community, raising awareness of mental health issues, fighting the stigma too often associated with them, and offering support and assistance to help people suffering from mental illnesses.
Durham Mental Health Services is funded by the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE-LHIN), the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and by Durham Region Department of Social Services.
Our services are free and confidential.