Maternal Infant Mental Health (MIMH)

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

Maternal Infant Mental Health (MIMH) services promote optimal child and youth mental health and well-being by focussing on the health and wellness of the family as a whole. Outcomes include a sense of security and self-esteem, the ability to form satisfying relationships, to engage with the world, to learn, cope and problem solve, and to continue positive development throughout life. An evaluation of the child/youth’s needs for mental health services is conducted and staff collaborate with other professionals to help the family decide on the most appropriate internal or external services they can access. The services provided through the MIMH program include:
-counselling and psychotherapy to address social, emotional, behavioural, psychological and/or psychiatric problems of children and youth at risk of, or who have developed, mental health problems, illnesses or disorders
-parenting programs to improve parent’s understanding of the emotional needs of the child, his/her inner world, the developmental level the child is at, and the help the parent can provide for the child to reach his/her full potential
-preventive interventions to promote the development of secure attachment between child and caregiver
-parent consultation to address parent’s concerns regarding the child’s social integration, emotional and behavioural problems
-social programs to improve the social support necessary for optimal mental health and well-being
Clients can access MIMH services through:
-group programs
-family sessions
-dyadic interventions
-individual sessions
Frequency of services may vary, depending on the severity of the identified need.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: As a preventative measure to protect our staff and clients, we are restricting visitors to our centre to residents, staff, and essential visitors only. We are still serving our community clients and Maternal Infant Mental Health clients by phone, videoconferencing, and email.

Program Restricted To

Children
Families
Youth

Access Information

To access, please call MIMH Manager.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-425-6348 ext. 226

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 0 to 19 years of age.
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access No

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note No smoking on site.

Languages

English

Hours

Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700

Afterhours appointments are avaialable as needed.