COPE Mental Health Program

Type of Service

Social Rehabilitation/Recreation

Program Description

The COPE Mental Health Program of Community Care Durham is a unique community-based program that supports adults with mental health concerns to live in their community. The goal is to assist adults age 16 and up with emotional or mental health concerns to remain in the community and function as effectively as possible while maximizing their quality of life.

Services include support and coping skills groups co-facilitated by trained volunteers and COPE Staff. When needed, the COPE staff will provide one-to-one support on a short-term, focused basis with a goal of moving the client eventually into the volunteer-based services.

An action plan is developed with the client to establish goals and a framework for the supportive relationship and the action plan is reviewed regularly.
COPE offers coping skills and support groups co-facilitated by trained volunteers. The groups include, for example, social-recreation, life skills, family support, depression, and anxiety coping groups. Most groups meet weekly, are open and continuous. A list of Region wide groups is available on the website. Recruitment of volunteers, their training, monitoring and supervision is ongoing. Volunteers receive comprehensive training on the fundamentals of mental health and advanced training on group facilitation.

There is no fee for COPE services.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

The COPE Mental Health Support is ongoing during COVID-19 and is available through virtual services.

Access Information

The COPE program accepts referrals from all sources including self, family, clinicians, etc. Self-referrals are welcome. There is no diagnostic criterion other than concerns related to mental health. A referral form is available on the website. The COPE staff receives the referral, completes an assessment (OCAN) and initiates the service.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-985-8461 ext. 225

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Durham)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms




Main Hours

Monday 0900-1630
Tuesday 0900-1630
Wednesday 0900-1630
Thursday 0900-1630