Mental Health Unit
The Ottawa Police Service Mental Health Unit (MHU) responds to calls related to metal health issues. Some of the Unit’s responsibilities are:
- Linking members of the public with community resources and support systems, during and following a crisis.
- Assisting front line officers with cases that fall under the Mental Health Act (MHA).
- Working with community partners in mental health networks to identify and resolve community issues.
- Managing MHA forms (1, 2, 3, and others as necessary).
The MHU consists of four Constables and one Sergeant who work in partnership with the Ottawa Hospital Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) ― a team comprised of social workers and nurses trained in mental health. The team also has a consulting psychiatrist who is available to go out on mobile assessments in the community.
For all non-emergency inquiries, you can reach the Mental Health Unit by calling 613-236-1222, ext. 5115. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Crisis Service staffed by professionally trained volunteers who answer calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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