Your first appointment at a Community Mental Health (CMH) clinic is called a Choice appointment. This is a 45 minute to one hour meeting with a clinician to voice your mental health concerns and learn about services at the IWK and in your community. During the appointment, you and the clinician will identify your treatment goals and decide on next steps.
These next steps will consider:
- If your family is ready to reach this goal on your own or if you need support from our services.
- What community resources are available to support your family.
- What things you and your family can do on your own to help things improve.
- What service is best for you.
The CMH team consists of psychologists, social workers, in-home support workers and psychiatrists.