CNST

Who are we?

The Community Network Support Team (CNST) is committed to the improvement of mental health and addiction knowledge and resources/information for the people of Grey and Bruce counties.

What services to we provide?

We offer a range of services and supports that include the following:

Publications

  • The Pivot acts as a forum for local information on mental health, addiction and related social service issues.
  • Publish Where to Find Help in Grey and Bruce. This four page document gives a brief description and telephone numbers for many of the local services to aid people in knowing where to call for help.

Operate the Mental Health Resource Library

The library is open to the public and offers books, articles and videos on an array of mental health topics.  There is no fee for use of the library resources.

  • Research and Information Packages
  • Research topics and put together specialized information packages on such topics as mental illness, medications, self-help, leadership skills, planning, etc.

Orientations

  • Offer overviews of local community mental health and addictions services to people working in health and social service, as well as to individuals and groups throughout the community.

Education

  • Coordinate mental health seminars/workshops and similar events for professionals and/or the community.
  • Offer educational talks throughout the Grey Bruce community from time to time on mental health related topics.
  • Provide consultation, co-ordination and practical assistance in planning and delivery of mental health and addiction related events.

Whom do we serve?

CNST works with a broad range of health, human services, consumer/survivors, families of people with mental illness and community group that contribute to the mental health system of Grey and Bruce.

These could include:

  • Self-help groups
  • Community groups
  • Educational systems
  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Interested individuals

Is there a cost?

CNST is a program of HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addictions Services and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Our services are offered free of charge.

Can we help you?

If you think CNST might be able to help or if you simply want more information about our services, either stop in or give us a call at (519) 371-4551. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sponsoring Agency - HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addictions Services

The Community Network Support Team (CNST) is a program committed to the improvement of mental health and addiction knowledge for the people of Grey and Bruce counties.
In crisis?

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  You may also call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-470-5200.

CNST Contact Info

1101 2nd Avenue East, Suite 205
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2J1
Phone: (519) 371-4551
Fax: (519) 371-6138

Special Announcements
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce, G & B House, and HopeGreyBruce Mental Health & Addiction Services. Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS), which serves a large population of outpatient adult clients seeking mental health and addictions support, is also part of the MOU and will be working with the group to transition some of its services to the new agency.
At HopeGreyBruce, our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible mental health and addiction services we can with the resources we have. We rely on our clients to tell us whether or not we are meeting that goal…whether we are providing the services they need…whether we are helping them. Your opinion counts – please let us know what you think we are doing well…and also tell us where we need to make improvements.
HGB News
Who should attend this series? This series of four presentations will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about mental illness. It will be of interest to people with a mental illness , family members, friends, neighbours, nurses, social workers, physicians, clergy, students, teachers, and other health and social service workers.
If you are a family member or friend of someone with a mental illness, these meetings may be of interest to you. Would you like to hear about the experience of other who have been there? Would you like to experience support from others who really understand? Are you wondering how other families cope with mental illness? Do you want information and resources to help you understand your role as a family member?
Would you like the opportunity to share experiences and activities with other consumer/survivors? Do you seek understanding in a safe and supportive environment? Are you interested in learning how othere individuals are coping with mental illness? Do you want more information and resources to help you better understand how to live with a mental illness?
Voice of Clients!
Hope is the only thing that keeps me going. I always go to bed at night thinking tomorrow is going to be a better day…not just another day. I wouldn’t have survived without the hope that I receive from the staff at the Markdale office.