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Simcoe Muskoka Regional 
Child and Youth Mental Health 

Day Program

​Mental Health & Addiction Program 


The program is in partnership with the Simcoe County District School Board and is a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to develop programs that address both academic and mental health needs for the student.

Goals of the Program

· Re-integrate student into academic community school program

· To develop effective strategies to address educational gaps and barriers interfering with a student's educational success as a result of their impairment due to anxiety and/or depression symptoms


How to make a referral

All referrals must be initiated by the student's community school personnel.

If you are working with a student who meets the referral criteria and would benefit from day program please contact the student's community school to request they complete the referral package.

Referral package may be obtained by contacting RVH at

The completed package, including the referral form and all supporting documentation, is to be scanned and emailed to or faxed to (705) 739-5690. Please send documentation to the attention of the RVH Child and Youth Mental Health Day Program.

The program will only process referrals when it is in receipt of the complete referral package.


The Team includes:

· Psychologist

· Teacher
· Educational Assistant
· Child and Youth Worker
· Recreation Therapist
· Social Worker
· Psychiatrist


Community Resources

Canadian Mental Health Association Youth
Services and Addictions Services:

New Path Youth and Family Services: 705-725-7656

Kinark Children and Youth: 705-726-8861

Kids Help Phone Free phone support for children and youth: 1-800-668-6868

Crisis and Emotional Support Services


      • 24/7 service

      • Simcoe County Crisis Response Services: 


Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868


Manager: Nicole Lackey, Child & Youth Mental Health Program


Street: Gallie Court

Travelling on Georgian Drive you will pass Georgian College and TURN RIGHT onto the third entrance at Gallie Court.  After the stop sign, proceed FORWARD and TURN RIGHT into RVH's Main road entrance.

Parking: Main

Proceed FORWARD through RVH's Main road entrance. RVH's Main Parking lot can be found ON YOUR RIGHT.

Entrance: Main

Enter RVH's Main building entrance and FOLLOW the Blue Navigation Line to the Atrium (Orange) elevators.
N You will pass Café Royale on your right

Elevator: Atrium (Orange)

Take the Atrium (Orange) elevators to LEVEL 3.

Department: Child & Youth Mental Health Inpatient and Day Program

From the elevator TURN LEFT  walking through the double doors.
At the end of the hallway TURN LEFT. Proceed FORWARD, Child & Youth Mental Health Inpatient and Day Program is located at the END OF THE HALLWAY.


Expectations of the program:

Voluntary participation of students.

Active participation of parents and caregivers.

Commitment to ongoing treatment post discharge and being an active participant in your care team.

Students and caregivers are aware the Day Program is a school integration program not a credit recovery program.

The student will be provided with a safe environment to obtain both educational support and treatment of their mental health needs.

The enrolled student will become a temporary student of Eastview while attending the program. Transition back to your home school is mandatory.

Treatment is time limited but flexible to meet the individual needs of each student ( the Day Program is not semester based).

The student must have the ability to manage self in an appropriate manner given breaks and lunches are unsupervised. The student must be able to complete individual course work with the support of the teacher when needed.


Inclusionary criteria

Grade 9 to 12 students (up to your 18th birthday) who have exhausted the resources at their community school.

To be considered the youth must be exhibiting acute or chronic symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

Students must be agreeable to the program.

Students must reside within the given catchment area and be able to access the program by transportation.


Exclusionary criteria

Students who are actively suicidal or homicidal.

Students with chronic violent behaviours and/or a primary diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, or substance abuse.

Students that have not completed expulsion conditions/requirements.

Cognitive abilities below the 1st percentile.