Acquired Brain Injury Program

The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program is a 20 bed inpatient program which is located in the Tyndall Building in Areas 1 and 2.

The ABI Program provides an intensive rehabilitation and discharge focus. The interdisciplinary team works toward patient-driven goals using a psychosocial/physical rehabilitation approach. Team members establish and maintain strong linkages with community resources in order to maintain viable discharge options. The Program partners with family and caregivers in planning and addresses the medical, psychological, vocational, social, emotional, psychiatric, recreational and spiritual needs of patients.

Acute Program

The Acute Program provides inpatient treatment and rehabilitation for patients with acute mental illness requiring clinical and functional assessments, diagnosis, and multidisciplinary treatment. The program also serves patients who require a secure environment due to behaviours which may be harmful to themselves or others. The goal of the program is to address patients’ acute and immediate psychiatric needs and to provide support and assistance in returning patients to their community of choice as quickly as possible.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Program

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an empirically supported treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, and is applied to individuals with multiple problems including trauma history, suicidal behaviours, self-harm, and high risk and impulsive behaviours as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Our program targets Stage 1 treatment (i.e., life-threatening and severely dysregulated behaviours). In our 10-bed area, patients are asked to commit to a minimum 3-month admission (one cycle of all the skills); some may require a 6-month or longer stay.

Note: The DBT Program is temporarily on hold due to COVID-19.

Forensic Program

The Forensic Program is an 18 bed unit that offers an integrated and comprehensive range of forensic mental health services for individuals who have been deemed, by virtue of their legal status and psychiatric condition, to require long-term psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation in a secure facility. The goal is to provide services that are aimed at rehabilitation and safe reintegration into the community.

Geriatric Program

The Geriatric Program provides specialized geriatric mental health services to patients who experience persistent mental illness, dementia, or progressive cognitive impairment.

The program focuses on maximizing independence and quality of life through the empowerment of patients with the goal of providing services aimed at rehabilitation and safe reintegration into a community of the patient’s choice.

Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation Program incorporates the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation into the treatment and recovery of patients with severe and persistent mental illness. The focus is assisting patients in developing the skills necessary to live safely and successfully in the community of their choice. The goal is to improve patients’ quality of life, which will assist them to function as actively and independently in society as possible.