Newcomer Mental Health Services

Mental Health Program

Who we are:

In response to the ongoing community needs, CICS is committed to taking on the wellness journey with newcomers in Canada. Settling into a new country could be stressful and challenging, and we are here to support you if there are challenges with any mental health concerns or issues. We embrace the fundamental principles of anti-oppression, anti-racism as well as trauma-informed, strengths-based approaches when delivering our programs and services. This program is funded by the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada).



What is mental health?

Very often, there is a common misconception of mental health being equated with mental illness. However, mental health is more than an absence of mental illness; rather, it refers to our emotional and psychological well-being. Perhaps it is helpful to think of mental health as a continuum that ranges from mental wellness to un-wellness. When you are in the state of mental wellness, you are able to manage your daily life in both good and bad days.

What we do:

At CICS, we provide the following programs/services to support your mental well-being:

  • Short-term Case Management -- we work with you to identify your strengths and needs. Together we develop an action plan towards your wellbeing and reach your goals.
  • Wellness Group Activities -- Through our support groups and workshops, we create a safe space for you to learn the skills and strategies to stay healthy and positive.

 

Contact us:

If you would like to know more about the Newcomer Mental Health Program, please contact us by phone at 416-292-7510 Ext. 133 or by email at Mental.Health@cicscanada.com

Here is the Referral Form.

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Additional Resources:
  1. Tips on looking after our mental health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Information about Mental Health and Addiction Services in Ontario
  3. Multilingual Crisis Distress Line to support individuals who experience emotional distress