About CMHS

In 1998, several community agencies amalgamated to create Children’s Mental Health Services (CMHS), Hastings & Prince Edward (Map).  Since that time, CMHS has been helping to improve the mental health of children, youth and families.

CMHS is accredited with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.  Children’s Mental Health Services is staffed by Child and Youth Workers and professionally regulated Child and Family Therapists.  Our clinicians are either Registered Psychotherapists or Registered Social Workers.  Our staff are experienced in providing evidence based treatment to children, youth and families.

CMHS is funded through the Ministry of Health and was identified as the Lead Agency for Children’s Mental Health Services, overseeing programs and services across Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward Counties.

At CMHS, we measure the results of our services to make sure that our treatments work.  We want you, your child or youth, to make as much progress as possible and to be satisfied with our services.

All services are free to you and your family and completely confidential.

Participation in our service is voluntary.  We will work with you and your family to set goals and achieve them with you.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission Statement

Children’s Mental Health Services of Hastings and Prince Edward counties provides a variety of free, confidential and professional treatment and support to help children, youth and their families cope with life’s challenges.

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Our Vision

We are the “go-to” place for children, youth and families when faced with life’s challenges and wanting help to live their best lives.

Our Values

The vision and mission of Children’s Mental Health Services are shaped by a set of fundamental values.

These beliefs guide our direction, decisions and performance.

We value:

  • Collaboration

  • Commitment to equitable and fair treatment

  • Compassionate persistence

  • Creativity and learning

  • Respect

  • Professionalism

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CMHS Strategic Plan