"The Day Program has an excellent agenda to help all individuals. By working hard to use the tools provided by the counsellors and the program, people can greatly improve their mental health. I have found the counsellors to be dedicated, capable professionals who try very hard to meet the needs of the individual. It is thanks to them and the existence of the program that I am enjoying life again instead of living in despair, depression and hopelessness." - Consumer

Our Goals for the Program

  • Learning about mental illness and, if applicable, addictions and strategies for treatment
  • Decreasing symptoms
  • Assisting with hospitalization diversion
  • Reducing relapses and re-hospitalizations
  • Making progress towards your wellness and recovery

Our Program is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of an individual’s stage of recovery.

EARLY RECOVERY

Morning program designed for individuals thinking about taking the step towards wellness and recovery.

Individuals will:

  • Identify their triggers and warning signs
  • Create their path to wellness

This will be achieved through learning, skill building, social support, and cognitive-behavioral group and individual therapy.

Physician referral is required.

MIDDLE RECOVERY

Afternoon program designed for individuals ready to take action or in the process of taking action towards their recovery.

Individuals will:

  • Travel their path to wellness
  • Try new skills to promote wellness

This will be achieved through skill building, social support, cognitive-behavioral group therapy and relapse prevention.

Length of stay is approximately 8 weeks. Open referral.

LATE RECOVERY

An early evening cognitive-behavioral group held every two weeks to assist with on-going recovery to further transition individuals who have completed the Middle Recovery group.

PARTIAL PROGRAM

A comprehensive 5 day-a-week program running Monday to Friday, 12:30PM – 2PM, consisting of:

  • Life skills training
  • Social skills training
  • Recreation
  • Links with the community
  • Unlimited length of stay

COMMUNITY AFTERCARE

Assistance with referrals and linkages to community agencies.

Who is Eligible for Service?

Our service is appropriate for adult residents of Brant County who are sixteen years of age or older and who are seeking help for a mental health issue with or without an addiction. Your schedule can be flexible.

Day Program Referral Process:

A doctor needs to make a referral on your behalf for Early Recovery Program. To initiate a referral for Middle Recovery, simply complete a referral form. Forms are available at the Community Mental Health Centre or on this Website. Once a referral form is received, you will be contacted by our Secretary for an assessment interview to determine if our service is the most appropriate one to meet your needs.

Confidentiality:

The Brant Mental Health Day Program uses a team approach to treatment. Information is shared with members of the inter-disciplinary team involved in your care. Information will not be shared outside the treatment team (circle of care) without your prior knowledge and consent except as required by law.

Download our Mental Health Day Program brochure.

For more information contact:

Mailing Address:
The Brant Community Healthcare System
Brantford General site
E Wing, Level 1 
200 Terrace Hill St.
Brantford, Ontario N3R 1G9

Phone: 519-751-5530
Fax: 519-751-5543

  1. One out of every eight Canadians can expect to be hospitalized for a mental illness at least once during his or her lifetime.
     
  2. One and a half million people living in Ontario have some form of mental illness; 38,000 are severely disabled by schizophrenia, affective disorders and other mental illnesses (4.1 per 1,000 population).

 The Graham Report, 1988

 

 
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