The Adult Mental Health Access Portal is a gateway for obtaining mental health and addiction continuum services. Its mandate is to assess users and guide them toward the appropriate resources. Based on a decision-based process, available services include:

  • processing requests for adult mental health services
  • screening of a preliminary application by a multi-disciplinary team
  • prioritization and referral of users and their family members to the appropriate  line of services (1st, 2nd or 3rd) and community organizations and consulting with these resources
  • initiating screening, assessment, care and treatment protocols

The team is comprised of social workers, nursing staff, JGH liaison nurse and an administrative officer.

Contact: 514-731-1386, ext. 2266 or



Alcochoix+: This prevention program is aimed at adults wishing to manage and reduce their alcohol consumption, without having to quit altogether.

Psychological Dependence: Short-term assessment and follow-up for problems, including drugs, alcohol and drug or substance comorbidity, and problems involving mental health.

- Criminologist covering the de la Montagne area (DLM)
- Social worker covering the Cavendish area (CVD)



The Assertive Community Treatment (SIM) teams provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to adults who have severe psychotic disorders and have difficulty managing their symptoms and engaging in conventional psychiatric treatments. The continuous support provided in the individual’s living environment is delivered by an interdisciplinary team that includes a psychiatrist. 

The services provided by our Assertive Community Treatment (SIM) teams include:

-    community-based psychiatric follow-up
-    interdisciplinary approach focused on recovery
-    peer support
-    addiction intervention
-    employability intervention
-    living environment coaching and support 
-    financial management assistance
-    home-based distribution of medication

Three Assertive Community Treatment (SIM) teams provide services in our area:

1)    Metro-SIM
2)    JGH (Jewish General Hospital)-SIM
3)    MUHC-SIM (to come)

Variable Support (SIV) is a case management-based service for people with severe mental health disorders who would benefit from psychosocial rehabilitation and require intervention in their own living environment. In such cases, the main objective of the intervention is to develop individual skills and provide support to promote social integration.

Services include:

- Recovery-based psychosocial follow-up to help develop and maintain functional, personal and interpersonal skills
- Liaison with various professional healthcare providers (general practitioner, psychiatrist) and other parties (public- or community-based services, family and friends, etc.)
- Support and accompaniment in helping to meet basic needs (housing, food, clothing, medication)
- Liaison and assistance to help access required services

Team Mandate:

To offer follow-up services, on-demand support and occasional case management-type support service to users who have a severe mental disorder. The rehabilitation process, in general, is more advanced than what is offered to typical clients who are followed by the Assertive Community Treatment (SIM) or Variable Support (SIV) teams. The condition of the user’s overall mental health is generally stabilized, and they are almost completely autonomous. However, support may occasionally be required during periods of instability to prevent hospitalization or Emergency Department visits.


The Prescriptions Program of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a recently launched initiative that was created in collaboration with members of Médecins francophones du Canada. It is the latest addition to a set of treatment and intervention options that is available to physicians. The program makes visits to the museum possible for thousands of patients with various physical and mental health problems, thereby contributing to their recovery and the quality of their lives. Access is available at no cost to a space of safety and compassion, where an enriching and relaxing experience can take place, along with an opportunity to strengthen bonds with loved ones.

Art is therapeutic! By experiencing art up close and in person, visitors can benefit from uplifting effects on their health and well-being. This connection was confirmed by the World Health Organization in a recent published paper, “Evidence for the Role of the Arts in Improving Health and Well-being”. Studies have shown that the arts have a positive influence on attention span and working memory, and that they promote rest and relaxation, while improving and increasing complex neural activity.  

 Details about art therapy and wellness programs offered by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

 The WHO report

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