The Halton Regional Police Service Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) provides Halton Region residents aged 16 and over, who are experiencing a mental health crisis with immediate outreach and support. It is comprised of health care workers and HRPS officers trained in mental health and crisis intervention, and is funded by the Canadian Mental Health Association of Halton and by the Ontario Ministry of Health.
Halton's COAST crisis line is 1-877-825-9011. It is answered by a COAST mental health crisis worker 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week.
Intake assessments are completed for each call and workers will provide support and advice regarding next steps.
Anyone can make a referral to the COAST team.
Please also see the Canadian Mental Health Association Halton's Resource Guide.