Canadian Mental Health Association - Thunder Bay Branch

Site: Thunder Bay - 28 Cumberland St N

Service: First Place Clinic and Regional Resource Centre

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Offers community-based consultation and treatment for individuals who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis 
  • Facilitates early identification of psychosis and optimal treatment interventions 
  • Encourages active family/significant other participation in the treatment process 
  • Provides education, support and advocacy to family members and the community 
  • Implements an interdisciplinary team approach in all aspects of care, including psychiatry, nursing, social work, psychology, and psychosocial rehabilitation
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Boundaries LHIN 14 only - Northwestern Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 14 year(s) - 35 year(s) 
  • Individuals experiencing their first episode of psychosis 
  • Individuals who have received either no treatment for psychosis or have received treatment for psychosis for less than 12 months 
  • Individuals who are willing and able to access community based treatment services for psychosis 
  • Individuals who do not have an organic brain disorder or impairment 
  • Eligibility for individuals who fall outside the 14-35 age range will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Professional referral sources such as physicians and/or mental health workers must complete a referral package 
  • Self and family referrals are also accepted for screening by phone
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-345-0060
Fax 807-345-0030
Primary Contact Brenda Atwood, Acting Manager, First Place Clinic and Regional Resource Centre; Email:
Site Location North Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 28 Cumberland St N, Suite 100
Thunder Bay, ON P7A 4K9
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Intersection Cumberland St N and Van Norman St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2006
Funding Provincial - North West Local Health Integration Network (NWLHIN)