Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre :: Community Counselling & Addiction Services :: Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP)

Who we are?

As an integral part of Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, and funded by the Ministry of Health, our programs are designed to respond and meet the needs of those affected by mental health and addictions issues.

We are a multidisciplinary group of mental health and addictions counsellors with years of supervised clinical experience.

The Mental Health and Addictions Program includes the Assault Care and Treatment program, Outpatient Withdrawal Services, the Sioux Lookout Supportive Housing Project, as well as long-term and crisis counselling services.  

These services are offered on a voluntary basis. Our services are free and confidential.

What can I expect from counselling?

Recognizing that it takes courage and determination to seek help, you will be treated in a respectful manner by a skilled team of professional counsellors.

These services are offered on a voluntary basis.

All services offered:  

Our services are based on mental health and addictions best practices and include:

  • Mental Health & Addiction Counselling
  • Crisis Counselling via Emergency Department
  • Visiting Consulting Psychiatrist Clinic
  • Problem Gambling Counselling
  • Needle Exchange Program
  • Treatment Referral
  • Case Management
  • Forensic Case Management
  • Sioux Lookout Supportive Housing Project
  • Outpatient Withdrawal Services
  • Assault Care and Treatment Counselling


Our staff respects a client’s right to privacy and confidentiality.  A staff member will reveal information only when authorized by the client and/or when legally required to do so.  There are three main exceptions to confidentiality:

  1. When a client threatens harm to self or others.
  2. When the client is involved in maltreatment or neglect of a child under 16.
  3. When a case file or counsellor is subpoenaed.

Prior to disclosure the counsellor will have the client provide written or verbal consent.  A client may withdraw consent at any time.

Populations served

  • 16 years of age or older and their families for  mental health
  • Youths 12 years of age or older for addictions services
  • 18 years of age or older for OWS services
  • All ages for psychiatric consultations
  • All ages for ACT counseling
  • All ages for crisis services

We encourage participation of partners and family members in the counselling process. 

Client responsibilities

  1. Counselling is a working relationship based on mutual respect.  We ask that clients be polite to staff and come to sessions prepared to work on their issues.
  2. We ask you to arrive clean and sober for counselling sessions.
  3. If you are unable to come to a scheduled appointment, please phone us to let us know, preferably 24 hours in advance.

Client satisfaction

In order to ensure that our patients have received the best possible service, we encourage you provide feedback by completing our client experience survey. A paper copy can be obtained from any MHAP staff member.

If you wish to talk confidentially with someone at Mental Health & Addiction services about your experiences, we encourage you to contact us at (807) 737-1275 or 
Toll Free at 1 (877) 737-1275