Mental health: Adult outpatient services

Mental health: Adult outpatient services

Adult Outpatient Services

Location and Contact

Location: Markham site: Unit 2WF, building B, 2nd floor
Phone: 905-472-7011

Mental health patient navigator: 416-804-9386

The Adult Outpatient Mental Health Program at Markham Stouffville Hospital provides a number of services that include both individual and group therapy.

Our outpatient mental health team consists of psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, social workers, nurses and addiction and mental health workers. The team is trained to support you and your family in recovery from mental illness.

If you are referred to our services, you will be offered an initial assessment by one of our clinicians.

Find referral form here.

If you have questions about our services and the availability of these services, please ask your family physician or our mental health patient navigator, Margaret Mackie, RN, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 416-804-9386.

BRIDGE Day Treatment Program

B.R.I.D.G.E. provides people with mental illness the opportunity to experience recovery through the process of: Building, Recovering, Initiating, Developing, Growing and Empowering. Participants work on their personal recovery through participation in groups focused on building life skills, promoting physical health and wellness and developing coping strategies.

Themes include life balance, self confidence, spirituality, coping with illness, assertive communication, stress management, healthy relationships and self compassion.

B.R.I.D.G.E. incorporates clinical teaching, small group discussions, role plays and hands-on activities such as art therapy, yoga, meditation and relaxation. We also meet individually to discuss personal recovery goals, and we may refer to additional supports in the community.

Referrals to the BRIDGE Day Treatment Program must be made by an MSH psychiatrist. The program runs Monday – Friday for 11 weeks.

Group therapy

We offer a number of group therapy programs such as:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional resilience therapy group
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT) for depression

These groups are scheduled throughout the year, depending on suitability and demand.

Find out more about our mental health outpatient group programs.

Medication and Wellness Clinic

If you live with schizophrenia or another major mental illness and you are receiving clozapine or another long-acting depot injection, our Medication and Wellness Clinic can provide you with individual assessment, medication treatment and follow up.

Referrals to this clinic must be made by an MSH psychiatrist.

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive Health Canada-approved treatment for patients living with major depression disorder. rTMS targets regions of the brain that are overactive or underactive in patients with depression. It uses an electromagnet that discharges short, finely-focused magnetic pulses into the brain to stimulate nerve cells and enhance cognitive control.

rTMS is typically well-tolerated and side effects are minimal. The treatment runs five days per week and lasts four to six weeks.

This treatment is new to MSH and is available to individuals with attending psychiatrists within MSH.

Women’s wellness services

MSH has launched new services to support women’s health by providing therapies to improve quality of life. 

Find out more about Women’s wellness services.