July 2017 marked the launch of another partnership program, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Warm Transfer Line. This is a fee for service partnership, responding to crisis calls daily transferred from CAMH. The partnership was design to provide immediate crisis support to individuals while they navigate support options at CAMH, including accessing programs and individual mental health service providers.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER RESPONDER
If you have ever wanted to contribute to the community in a meaningful way, volunteering at Distress Centres has a wealth of opportunities.
Under the supervision of professional staff, all volunteers are carefully screened and fully trained prior to taking calls or working with callers, program participants or survivors of loss.
Volunteers also receive ongoing professional support and in-service education sessions.
Distress Centres leadership and volunteers have a wealth of knowledge and in-depth personal stories that provide insights which are relevant on a variety of mental health, risk and crisis support, suicide prevention/postvention topics.
Our team offers information, skills training, speakers and consultation on request. We provide information packages and custom workshops.
On-site facilitation is also available to agencies, residents and other groups.