Experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis while also “going through the motions” of school, family life or work may feel impossible. For some, developing a mental health plan and setting personal goals is easier in a safe, supportive environment away from everyday stressors.
Our Crisis Stabilization Space provides short-term support for people of all genders who are 16+ and experiencing personal distress, low to medium risk of harm or suicide, symptoms of mental illness that may require assessment, or emotional trauma.
The five bed space is in a residential London neighbourhood. The staff on location are mental health workers who help residents create and implement a plan for enhancing stability and meeting urgent needs in a safe, therapeutic environment. Support includes goal setting, assistance with coping strategies, symptom management and referrals to community mental health and addiction support. Residents are assessed every 12 hours to determine an appropriate length of stay. The maximum stay is 72 hours (3 days).
Residents of the Crisis Stabilization Space are responsible for preparing light meals and taking their medications without support. Unfortunately, at this time the Crisis Stabilization Space is not a physically accessible space. There is no cost for staying with us.
Those who benefit from their stay are willing to participate in the program and work with staff to complete a crisis plan.
The Crisis Stabilization Space is ONLY available on referral by the following: London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London (Urgent Care), CMHA Crisis Centre and Crisis Mobile Team, Addiction Services of Thames Valley, Parkwood Hospital, London CAReS, Southwest Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Western and Fanshawe.
If you are a referring partner and require a Crisis Stabilization Space Referral Form, please call us at 519-434-9191.
To request more information, please fill out our welcome form or contact one of our sites.