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Oct 21, 2022

Opportunity: Non-Police Led Mental Health Crisis Response

The Region of Durham is interested in building a Non-Police Led Mental Health Crisis Response Service.

The service would aim to improve how mental health crises are responded to in Durham through non-violent interventions led by mental health professionals.

To develop a service that is informed by - and prioritizes the needs of - Durham residents, they are requesting feedback.

How to participate

You can attend a focus group or complete a survey (or both).

Complete the survey:
Register for a focus group:

Virtual Focus Groups: Dates and Information

The following are the dates and times of the focus groups, as well as the populations these focus groups are for:

Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm

  • Family members/friends of people who have struggled with mental health, substance use, or houselessness 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm

  • Service providers: including nurses, doctors, lawyers, social workers, social service workers, peer support workers, recreation therapists, behaviour therapists, personal support workers, community workers, occupational therapists, crisis workers, therapists, teachers, and child and youth workers
  • Anyone who self-identifies as serving a marginalized population is welcome

Thursday, November 10, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm

  • Service users: people with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges, or with lived experience of houselessness

Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm

  • Open to all Durham residents