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The Adult Outpatient Program at TSH provides individual and group programming for those living with a major mental illness. The program is managed by a team of mental health care specialists and is run out of the hospital’s Birchmount campus and two satellite locations. It also offers a medication clinic for patients on long-acting neuroleptic medication, as well as Clozaril.

To better meet the needs of Scarborough residents and their families, TSH recently partnered with the Central East GTA Family Health Team to provide Shared Care. This is a collaborative model where a psychiatrist along with other members of the mental health care team, when needed, visit the Family Health Team office a few times each month to work with family physicians and their staff to assess patients with mental health issues and work together on a treatment plan best suited for each patient. This exciting collaborative model is being expanded to include other family practice offices in Scarborough.

Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Individual is living with a serious mental illness
  • Individual has a level of functional impairment that interferes with their ability to live safely and productively in the community

TSH is the first hospital in Canada to deliver Internet-Assisted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) (as part of its Adult Outpatient Program) and a one-of-a-kind Mental Health App Library.

iCBT

iCBT is a flexible, six-week online therapy program that enables adult outpatients of The Scarborough Hospital’s Mental Health department to access treatment for anxiety and depression wherever and whenever it is most convenient for them.

Available through a physician referral, iCBT uses traditional (face-to-face) cognitive behavioural therapy modules adapted for email. A TSH therapist (who is dedicated to providing online services) emails outpatients one module per week. Patients can complete them on their own time, and then email them back to the therapist. The therapist then blocks off time to review the work and provide written feedback to the patient.

Mental Health App Library

The Mental Health Adult Outpatient Program has curated a Mental Health App Library consisting of 18 TSH physician- and therapist-approved apps for Android and Apple operating systems.

Patients can access trusted apps that provide support for anxiety, relaxation, depression, sleep, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The free apps are meant to complement prescribed treatment plans, and are not intended to replace professional treatment.

Click here to access the Mental Health App Library.

The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is the only Canadian hospital to offer a Mental Health App Library, featuring 18 free apps designed to help improve mental health.

TSH physicians and therapists have assessed each of these apps for quality, and curated them with Mental Health Adult Outpatient programming in mind. These apps are meant to complement prescribed treatment plans, and are not intended to replace any professional treatment.

Anxiety

Android

Self-help Anxiety Management

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uwe.myoxygen&hl=en

This app suggests self-help methods of reducing anxiety, including ways to challenge anxiety-provoking thoughts, and relaxation techniques to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety.

Stop Panic & Anxiety Self-Help

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.excelatlife.panic&hl=en

This app assists you in managing symptoms of panic, and developing skills to challenge fearful thinking.

Apple

Self-help for Anxiety Management

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/self-help-for-anxiety-management/id666767947?mt=8

This app suggests self-help methods of reducing anxiety, including ways to challenge anxiety-provoking thoughts, and relaxation techniques to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety.

MindShift

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mindshift/id634684825?mt=8

This app helps you to identify thoughts that play a role in anxiety, and to develop more constructive ways of thinking. It also recommends active steps you can take to better cope with your anxiety.

Relaxation

Android

HeadSpace

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.getsomeheadspace.android&hl=en

This app reviews meditation and mindfulness exercises that help reduce feelings of stress.

Complete Relaxation Lite

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.completerelaxationlite&hl=en

This app provides a variety of guided relaxation and meditation exercises to help decrease levels of stress.

Apple

HeadSpace

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/headspace-meditation-techniques/id493145008?mt=8

This app reviews meditation and mindfulness exercises that will help reduce feelings of stress.

Take a break! – Guided Meditations for Stress Relief

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/take-break!-guided-meditations/id453857236?mt=8

This app provides guided meditations that help to reduce feelings of stress.

Depression

Android

MoodTools – Depression Aid

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moodtools.moodtools&hl=en

This app uses the concept of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you identify and challenge negative/distorted thinking patterns. It also suggests helpful behaviours to help you reduce the intensity of your distressing emotions.

Depression CBT Self-Help Guide

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.excelatlife.depression&hl=en

This app uses the concept of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you challenge thoughts that may be playing a role in your depression. It also suggests helpful behaviours to help you reduce the intensity of your distressing emotions.

Apple

What’s Up?

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/whats-up/id968251160?mt=8

This app highlights the connection between irrational thinking and depressive symptoms. It describes methods to overcome such thoughts, and assists you with setting goals and practices to reduce your feelings of distress.

Depressioncheck

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/depressioncheck/id398170644?mt=8

This app helps you assess your level of depression, and generates a report to explain your symptoms. It can be used to monitor your recovery while undergoing treatment.

Sleep

Android

CBT-i Coach

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.t2.cbti&hl=en

This app uses the theory behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, and teaches you how to develop positive sleep routines and improve your sleep environment. It also reviews strategies proven to improve sleep quality and reduce symptoms of insomnia.

Best Sleep Hygiene

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.and.dev.sleephygeine&hl=en

This app enables you to track your current sleep habits, and generates a list of recommendations that can be added to your routine to improve your quality of sleep.

Apple

CBT-i Coach

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/cbt-i-coach/id655918660?mt=8

This app uses the theory behind Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, and teaches you how to develop positive sleep routines and improve your sleep environment. It also reviews strategies proven to improve sleep quality and reduce symptoms of insomnia.

Best Sleep Hygiene

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/best-sleep-hygiene/id804014317?mt=8

This app enables you to track your current sleep habits, and generates a list of recommendations that can be added to your routine to improve your quality of sleep.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Android

PTSD Coach Canada

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ca.gc.veterans.ptsd.ptsdcoach&hl=en

This app provides information about PTSD, helps you track symptoms, and suggests easy-to-use tools that can help you handle stress symptoms.

Apple

PTSD Coach Canada

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ptsd-coach-canada/id616851357?mt=8

This app provides information about PTSD, allows you to track symptoms, and suggests easy-to-use tools that can help you handle stress symptoms.

Where To Find Us

The program is managed by a team of mental health care specialists and is run out of the hospital’s Birchmount campus and two satellite sites located at 2425 Eglinton Ave. and 1225 Kennedy Rd.

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