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Mood and Anxiety Services Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Mood and Anxiety Alternate Inpatient Milieu Setting (AIM)

Part of Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Services

What is the Mood and Anxiety Alternate Inpatient Milieu (AIM) Setting?

AIM is an inpatient service that provides an interprofessional approach to people who require time-limited inpatient treatment of mood and anxiety symptoms.  The program promotes a recovery-oriented, mutually responsible and collaborative treatment environment.  AIM is comprised of both individual-based and group-based programming and is based on best practices for treatment and care of individuals with mood and anxiety disorders.

What does this service offer?

  • Time limited inpatient treatment
  • Multi-modal group therapies that includes skill building, CBT and DBT approaches, activation, leisure education, concurrent disorders, and wellness strategies
  • Let’s Talk program where graduates of the program can share their successes with their peers
  • Encouragement and support to help clients develop realistic and meaningful goals to their recovery and wellness
  • A Peer Ambassador model to help with orientation to the setting

Who are we?

The team includes psychiatry, hospitalist, nursing, social work, occupational therapy, psychology, recreation therapy, students, volunteers, and alumnae.

Who can be referred?

We support adults who are experiencing mood and/or anxiety disorders.  Clients also must be willing and able to participate in therapy and skill building groups.

Physician referral, either by a family doctor or community psychiatrist, is required as well as a suitability assessment.

Contact:  (416) 535-8501 ext. 31960; Fax: (416) 979-6815
Location:  McCain Building, 30 White Squirrel Way, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

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