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Centralized information, intake and scheduling. Access CAMH makes it easy to find support – simply call 416-535-8501, option 2.
For mental health services, a referral form needs to be completed by a healthcare provider. For addictions services, patient can self-refer.
Family members play an essential role the recovery of a loved one. The Office of Family Engagement is here for you.
Staying at CAMH
Be prepared with all the info you need to make your inpatient experience at CAMH as comfortable as possible.
Planning on visiting CAMH? Find contact information, directions and accessibility for each of our three main sites.
Use this series of free online tutorials as the starting point to learn about and understand a wide range of mental health topics.
Accessible, reliable, professionally produced resources on an array of mental health topics for patients, families, students and professionals.
If you are in an emergency, in crisis or need someone to talk to, there is a list of resources available for areas in and around Toronto.
The CAMH Store offers a wide array of mental illness and addiction resources for patients, families, students and professionals. Search or browse our catalogue of brochures and booklets, textbooks, manuals and assessment tools.
Open to professionals and the general public, our comprehensive resources and services support and enhance CAMH's research and clinical programs, and they facilitate learning, dynamic knowledge exchange and health promotion initiatives.
CAMH is revolutionizing our understanding of the brain and the causes, biomarkers and treatments of mental illness.
By understanding diverse groups, we prevent, diagnose and care for each one with greater precision and personalization.
Prevention and Policy
Using evidence, we drive system and social change to optimize care and reduce the burden of mental illness, including addictions, across populations.
Fuelling the next generation of groundbreaking research and innovation dedicated to finding the causes of and cures for mental illness.
At the leading edge of breakthrough mental health and addiction research for over 50 years.
The latest news, groundbreaking discoveries and special features about CAMH research, studies, and the people behind the work.
Research Strategic Plan
Learn what drives our research agenda and priorities in the CAMH Research Plan for 2018-2023
Train in a unique and welcoming learning environment with Canada's leading scientists in mental illness and addiction.
Committed to Your Life-Long Learning
Armed with our specialized tools and knowledge, you can stay on the leading edge of prevention and treatment.
Find the Course That's Right for You
Browse our entire selection of certificate programs, webinars and workshops.
See the list of upcoming courses, including certificate programs, webinars and workshops.
Clinical & Research Opportunities for Professionals in Training
Study in a world-class setting to become a leader in the field of mental health.
Inspired teaching fosters inspired learning – CAMH improves the quality of care for all through excellence in professional education.
Start a fundraiser
Explore inspiring stories from some of our most passionate community fundraisers and see how you can help build a future where mental health is health.
Every donation you make to CAMH enables us to directly help Canadians living with mental illness— and countless more worldwide—through the discoveries we share.
Real stories of courage, hope and discovery. Made possible through your continued support of CAMH.
Careers at CAMH
Interested in working at CAMH and making a difference? Put your skills and passion to work in a dynamic, supportive environment—and help transform lives and the future of mental health care.
The Crisis is Real
We are in the grips of a crisis that ruins health, threatens lives and hurts economies. Knowing the facts is the first step in creating hope.
Mental Health Statistics
The latest facts and statistics on mental illness and addiction, who's affected and their impact on Canadians.
Challenging the stigma associated with mental illness takes understanding, education and a closer look at our own attitudes toward health.
The Mental Health Facility of the Future
Turning what was once a walled institution into a symbol of hope for the future of mental health care.
Vision & Guiding Principles
How do you replace an institution with an urban village? Lots of planning, imagination and a long-term commitment to serving patients, staff and the community.
History of Queen Street Site
Our history—evolving from an asylum into a modern health facility with patients at the centre of care—is the history of mental health care in Canada.
CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program collaborates to support the province’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy and make sustainable, system-level change.
CAMH advocates for policies that are responsive to the needs of people with mental illness and addictions.
CAMH believes in the principle of equity. We respect the diversity of the individuals and communities we serve.
As part of our research projects, the Temerty Centre offers clinical consultation for people with persistent and difficult-to-treat mental illnesses.
Treatments offered through these projects include electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), magnetic seizure therapy (MST) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS).
Those interested in participating in a clinical trial receive a psychiatric consultation and meet with a research analyst, who will conduct a more detailed screening to ensure eligibility.
Who can be referred?
For ECT: Severe and/or treatment-resistant psychiatric illnesses - unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and schizophrenia.
For rTMS: Depression that has not responded to at least one antidepressant trial, and bipolar depression.
For MST: Unipolar depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia and OCD.
For tDCS (transcranial director current stimulation): Older adults with mild cognitive impairment and/or late-onset depression.
Note: People with active substance use disorders may not be appropriate for a brain stimulation treatment for safety reasons, but they can still be referred for consultation.
Please have your doctor complete a CAMH referral form and fax it to Access CAMH, CAMH’s centralized intake at 416 979-6815.
If you have any questions about the referral or intake process, please call Access CAMH.
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