The program aims to help Francophones aged 16 to 24 make the transition from youth mental health services to adult services.
Transition and change can be stressful! Finding new services and providers can seem like a daunting task.
The Transition Program is here to provide you with all the information you need, and to help you plan and find all the services you need to make the transition to adult services easier.
The Transitional Age Youth program is designed to meet the mental health needs of youth aged 16-24 who have complex mental illness and exhibit a need for a high level of service to be successful in the community. However, youth will developmental disabilities may be best assisted by other services.
Youth providers that are currently involved with a youth can initiate a referral. Service providers can contact 613-737-7600 extension 3498 to discuss a youth who may benefit from the service. A referral form can also be faxed to Steve Dumouchel at 613-737-2257. Providers are expected to remain involved in the youth's care while the youth is transitioning to adult services.
The transition coordinator will meet with you to:
- better understand your situation, strengths and needs
- partner with you to create a personal transitional plan
- provide you with tools to help facilitate successful transition including groups that focus on preparing youth for adult services
- help you connect with appropriate resources
There are a variety of resources that can be explored with youth to best address their current needs. These can include but are not limited to mental health, addiction, housing, case management and employment. Recommendations will be discussed and agreed upon prior to any referrals being made. A visit to see location and connect with service providers may be an option to make you feel more comfortable.