Ontario Shores partners with CFS Durham to expand services for clients impacted by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
April 14, 2023 (Whitby, ON) - As the demand for trauma-based therapy services grows, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) and Catholic Family Services of Durham (CFSD) have agreed to a three-year partnership to expand services for clients experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
This partnership will ensure that over 400 clients receive timely access to care from the organization best suited to meet their needs. Clients with mild to moderate PTSD, for example, will be referred to the CFSD location, while those with more severe symptoms will be referred to the Ontario Shores Traumatic Stress Clinic (TSC). Cognitive processing therapy, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD, will be provided by trained staff at both facilities.
"Ontario Shores is pleased to collaborate with CFSD to assist over 400 clients in ensuring that people who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continue to receive the care and treatment they need, when and where they need it," says Karim Mamdani, President and CEO of Ontario Shores.
“CFSD is thrilled to be partnering with Ontario Shores for this project. This collaborative, strategic response to the need for trauma therapy is a community-focused, clinically sound way to respond to the growing demand for services, which leverages the strengths of both organizations for the sake of the people we serve,” says Elizabeth Pierce, Executive Director of Catholic Family Services of Durham.
This partnership is aligned with the province's Roadmap to Wellness and will reduce wait times,
improve access, and match clients with the most appropriate service depending on their level of need.
About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Exemplary patient care is delivered through safe and evidence-based approaches where successful outcomes are achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. For more information, visit: www.ontarioshores.ca
About Catholic Family Services of Durham (CFSD)
CFSD is a community-based agency that provides evidence-based psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and groups in response to presenting issues such as trauma, gender-based violence and mild to moderate anxiety and depression; as well as providing attachment-focused evidence-based counselling, education and support to young parents. Services are available to anyone in Durham Region regardless of beliefs or ability to pay and are accessed without a professional referral.