What is OSP?
OSP provides individuals with publicly-funded, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and related approaches to help manage depression, anxiety, and anxiety-related conditions. OSP is expanding across the province following a 3-year demonstration phase. The expansion of OSP is a key commitment in Ontario’s Roadmap to Wellness.
The OSP program in Brampton, Halton Region and Mississauga (OSP-BHM) currently has limited service capacity and is not open to general referrals.
What services are offered and which organizations are involved?
- OSP-BHM is offered through a network of organizations led by CarePoint Health. CarePoint in collaboration with Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (Waypoint), is responsible for centralized program functions such as intake and assessment, program administration, reporting and quality improvement.
- Services are offered through a stepped care model which means that clients are triaged following a standardized assessment. Clients typically start with BounceBack and their progress is monitored. If a client is not progressing well, they are stepped up to Individual CBT. If OSP cannot meet the client’s needs, then more appropriate services will be recommended, if possible.
How do I access OSP services?
In the coming year, the OSP Program will be expanding capacity to make these services broadly available to clients in our region.
If this is a crisis, please attend the hospital or call the crisis line at:
CMHA Peel Crisis Support: 905-278-9036
Halton Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST): 1-877-825-9011
Gerstein Crisis Line: 416-929-5200
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: 416-408-4357 or text 45645
For more information or questions regarding OSP: