Case consultation: provides primary care providers with access to psychiatrists and social workers for discussion and advice on client/patient cases.
Psychiatric consultation and, when appropriate, brief culturally sensitive interventions for newly arrived refugees (e.g.., GARs, PSRs and refugee claimants) with psychological issues or concerns.
CAMH's New Beginnings Clinic provides psychiatric consultation and possible brief culturally sensitive interventions to newly arrived refugees, as well as case consultation for care providers. CAMH and the Crossroads Clinic at Women’s College Hospital have been working together to find ways to respond to the mental health needs of Syrian newcomers during and after the resettlement surge. In March 2016, CAMH launched a refugee mental health and wellness service called the New Beginnings Clinic. While this service was developed in response to the resettlement surge of Syrian people, services are not restricted to this group and will be available to all refugees in their first two years in Canada.
What we do
The service has two components: case consultation for primary care providers and psychiatric consultation for newly arrived refugees. Case consultation may result in a recommendation for psychiatric consultation and brief culturally sensitive intervention in the CAMH service.
How to access services
For general inquiries or for case consultation requests, please contact the clinic’s information line.