Simcoe Muskoka Regional
Child and Youth Mental Health
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:
Child and Youth Worker ·
Social Worker ·
Canadian Mental Health Association Youth
Services and Addictions Services:
New Path Youth and Family Services:
Kinark Children and Youth:
Kids Help Phone Free phone support for children and youth:
Crisis and Emotional Support Services
Simcoe County Crisis Response Services:
Kids Help Phone:
Manager: Heather Cochrane, Child & Youth Mental Health Program and Adult Crisis Services
Street: Gallie Court
Travelling on Georgian Drive you will pass Georgian College and
onto the third entrance at Gallie Court. After the stop sign, proceed
RVH's Main road entrance.
FORWARD through RVH's Main road entrance. RVH's Main Parking lot can be found
ON YOUR RIGHT.
Enter RVH's Main building entrance and
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
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.
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.
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.