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Mental Health Outpatient Department - Wellness Program


If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please contact Community Crisis Services at (519) 973-4435 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.


The Mental Health Outpatient Department’s Wellness Program is a daily education program held over three weeks that is open to serious mental illness and/or acutely mentally ill individuals. The objectives of the program are to prevent inpatient admissions, support early discharge, allow for phased stages of recovery, and support crisis response services. Participants learn about their illness and medications, coping strategies, community resources, stress management, socialization skills, relapse prevention, positive thinking and healthy lifestyles.


Learning occurs through group presentations and discussions, written exercises, videos and direct skill teaching. The Wellness Program is supported by occupational therapy, social work, nursing, mental health counselors and a consulting psychiatrist when needed, as well as dietitians and pharmacists. Potential benefits for participants include better self-understanding, improved ability to cope with difficulties, improved daily functioning, increased satisfaction in daily life as a result of improved coping skills, establishment of a daily routine to improve time management, identification of community resources and referral to appropriate services, and intensive professional support through the recovery process.


Individuals are referred to the voluntary outpatient Wellness Program from inpatient mental health units.




Referrals are made through the Crisis Workers, PAN's or other Emergency Department staff, or through transfer from our inpatient units.


Contact Information


Mental Health Outpatient Department - Wellness Program

Transitional Stability Centre

744 Ouellette Avenue

Windsor, ON  N9E 1C3

(519) 257-5224




8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week.


Program Manager


Patricia Thomas

(519) 257-5111 ext. 72607



Contact Us


General Info: (519) 257-5111


Voice Directory: (519) 257-5100



Visiting Hours 


1453 Prince Rd.


Windsor, ON N9C 3Z4