Three organizations that provide adult mental health and addiction services will be merging this fall.
Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, G & B House and HopeGreyBruce Mental Health and Addiction Services will merge as of September 1st
It is also a partnership between Grey Bruce Health Services
The agencies will form to create Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce with the tagline "Mental Health and Addiction Services."
Officials say the merger is the result of intensive collaboration between the boards and senior leaders from all partner organizations since the fall of 2015.
Only the outpatient services at GBHS will come under the umbrella of the new organization.
The merger is expected to reduce duplication of programming, improve consistency and timely access to care.
Officials add, it will also simplify the navigation of services for clients, respond to the needs of patients with dual diagnosis, better serve newcomers and improve health equity
Services to be transferred to Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, with the tagline - Mental Health and Addiction Services:
-Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)
-Aftercare (Case Manager Program)
-Intensive Care Management (ICM)
-Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychosis (PEPP)
-Family Crisis Support Worker
-Dual Diagnosis Program
-Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program
-Community Mental Health Teams (current) Hanover, Markdale, Southampton, (new additions) Owen Sound, Wiarton
Two programs will be transferred to GBHS:
-Urgent Response Team
-Primary Care Telemedicine Program