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Mental Health

Promote mental health awareness and illness prevention in the community and counselling of patients in an individual or group setting.

Our Mental Health Team includes:

  • Primary Care Providers
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Mental Health Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counsellors
  • Other Allied Health Professionals (i.e. Dietitian, Pharmacist, Clinical Practice Nurses)


Our goal is to work collaboratively to provide comprehensive and quality mental health services for all rostered PEFHT patients.


  • Psychiatry consultations available to PEFHT patients through OTN upon referral
  • Assessment
  • Individual Treatment
  • Mental Health Counselling
  • Follow up support also available through OTN
  • System Navigation for other Community Mental Health Services

Crisis Support

Crisis Intervention Centre  – 24/7 response to crisis calls and provision of emergency mental health interventions such as assessments, referrals, short-term crisis resolution, and information. Call 613-969-7400, ext. 12753 or toll free 1-888-757-7766.

988 - Suicide Crisis Hotline. Dial 988 or text 988

Service Navigation and Peer Support

AccessMHA – AccessMHA is a program that assists people in accessing services for mental health and substance use health, and addictions issues.

211 Ontario – 24/7 helpline and website that connects individuals to community and social services. Includes a live chat option. Call 211 or toll free 1-877-330-3213.

ConnexOntario  – 24/7 access to service information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental health, or gambling. Includes a live chat option. Call 1-866-531-2600.

Peer Support South East Ontario (PSSEO) – Free peer support and services for individuals 16+ experiencing problematic substance use and/or mental health issues. Peer Support Centres do not require a referral and walk-ins are welcome. Centre locations include Belleville, Madoc, Trenton, Bancroft, and Picton. One-on-one Community Peer Support requires a referral.  Call 613-969-0122 for general information or visit the PSSEO website to view Peer Support Centre hours and locations.

YouthHab Quinte - Youth Habilitation Quinte Inc. (Youthab) is a community-based non-profit organization. Their goal is to help young people living in the Quinte area obtain and maintain safe and affordable housing, good mental health and employment.

Free, Online Programs

BounceBack® – A skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association designed to help individuals 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. BounceBack® Today Videos can be accessed immediately. To work through the program with a BounceBack® coach, individuals can complete a self-referral form or ask their primary care provider to submit a referral. Visit bouncebackontario.ca or call toll free 1-800-345-0224 for more information.

Breaking Free from Substance Use Online – An evidence-based online support tool designed to help individuals 16+ reduce or stop problematic substance use and decrease chances of relapse. Breaking Free is interactive and personalized, using therapeutic approaches to give people resources, positive coping strategies, and behaviour change techniques to support long-term recovery. Residents of Ontario can access the program for free by entering their postal code.

One Stop Talk/Parlons maintenant (for youth) – Get connected to a professional clinician (by phone or online) for a session of brief therapy. Connect with clinicians: Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. To begin your session by phone, call: 1 (855) 416-8255 / 1 (855) 416-TALK

Tobacco Cessation Services
Find out more about by visiting our Smoking Cessation | pefht.ca webpage

Services for Problematic Opioid Use

Steps to Prevent Overdose

Take Steps to Reduce the Risk  – Health Canada and Getting Help with Substance Use.
Ensure Naloxone is available. Naloxone is available for use for anyone at local pharmacies and participating harm reduction locations, as well as at Public Health offices.
If you must use drugs alone, use an overdose prevention service such as the National Overdose Prevention Services 1-888-688-NORS(6677)  or Grenfell Ministries – Overdose Prevention Line
NORS also provides information about several other crisis lines at www.nors.ca.
For information about reducing your risk when using drugs, visit our Safer Drug Use web page.

Links of Interest

Canadian Mental Health Association

Local Community Partners

Hastings Prince Edward Branch
250 Sidney Street Suites 101/201
Belleville, K8P 3Z3
Ontario, Canada
Phone: 613-967-4734
Fax: 613-968-4312

Alternatives for Women
Business number: 613-476-4435
Crisis Line: 613-476-2787

Alzheimer Society
Prince Edward County
90 King Street
Phone: 613-476-2085

Children's Mental Health
124 Main St, Picton
Phone: 613-476-8252

Crisis Intervention Centre
Quinte Health Care
245 Dundas Street East,  WCA4,
Belleville, Ontario K8N 5K5
Phone: 613-969-5511 or 1-888-757-7766

Providence Continuing Care Centre
Seniors' Mental Health Outreach
470 Dundas St E, Unit 63
Belleville Ontario
K8N 1G1

Contact Information
Mary Jane McDowell, BA, MSW, RSW
Program Coordinator
Phone: 613-476-0400 ext. 210

Hours of Operation
•By appointment only
•Referrals are triaged according to urgency